National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education
Consortium (NASDCTEc) released a report titled “The State of Career and
Technical Education: An Analysis of State CTE Standards.” The report provides
an analysis and comparison of state standards related to the Common Career
Technical Core (CCTC).
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:01:42 PM
How are states defining career readiness? According to a new report
from the Center on Education Policy, based on a survey of CTE leaders
in 46 states (including the District of Columbia), not many are defining
it at all. Only 14 states have a statewide definition of career
readiness, and in only 3 of these states is the definition distinct from
the definition of college readiness.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 1:58:30 PM
The Senate HELP committee met for a hearing on the Higher Education Act reauthorization and discussed innovative approaches to improve student success. The types of innovations discussed varied widely during the course of testimony, one trend was evident—all students should be able to earn a recognized credential in an in-demand field through a high-quality program in as little time as possible.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/1/2013 5:37:40 PM
today’s funding spotlight we bring you the Verizon
Innovative App Challenge, sponsored by the Verizon Foundation in
partnership with the Technology Student
Association (TSA), Samsung
and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. The app
challenge is a nationwide competition where teams of five to seven students
work with a faculty advisor to develop an original concept for a mobile app
that incorporates sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles
and content to address a real need in their school or community.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/1/2013 5:37:23 PM
co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus, Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA) and
Jim Langevin (D-RI), recently sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack regarding proposed
federal regulations that will require all foods sold in schools to meet
strict new nutritional standards. Though
intended by Congress to target snack foods sold in vending machines, a la carte
lines and school stores, these regulations could have a harmful effect on
students in CTE culinary programs that operate student-run cafés, bakeries and
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/31/2013 3:38:16 PM
Yesterday, Senator Chris Coons (D-CT) announced the Senate Democrat’s new “Manufacturing Jobs for America” initiative. Hoping to break through the partisan gridlock in Congress to create a “manufacturing revival,” the initiative is a collaboration of more than a dozen Senators and consists of 40 bills, includes several that would provide support for additional career and technical education in manufacturing and other STEM fields.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/31/2013 3:36:03 PM
This entry in our blog series on data and research as tools for CTE
advocacy addresses the availability of STEM jobs for those with less
than a four-year degree.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/30/2013 3:44:19 PM
In mid-October, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research released a special Issues Brief titled, "21st Century Educators: Developing and Supporting Great Career and Technical Education Teachers." The brief contains an overview of activities around the country related to CTE teacher certification, performance evaluation, and professional development, and suggests that a more integrated human capital management system is critical to CTE teacher effectiveness.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 10/30/2013 9:33:16 AM