Upon reading Michael J. Petrilli’s recent article, “Kid, I’m Sorry, but You’re Just Not College Material,” I was encouraged to see a major publication shining light on some of the many benefits that career and technical education (CTE) has to offer. However, there is a key point that my colleagues at the Association for Career and Technical Education I and feel is important to emphasize in this discussion: CTE is a component of academically challenging, rigorous education for all students, be they high-fliers or at-risk.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 12:56:43 PM
On February 19, 2014, the Department of Education organized a special event for CTE Month to spotlight four student leaders from Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) that are bringing career and technical education (CTE) beyond the classroom.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/21/2014 3:49:55 PM
According to an Achieve report charting
state progress on policies that support college and career readiness,
all states have adopted college and career readiness (CCR) standards but
few states have in place a full complement of policies and supports in
four areas--standards, graduation requirements, assessments and
accountability--to facilitate implementation.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:04:15 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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation held a conference titled "Connecting the Dots: Education, Policy, Workforce." Kimberly Hauer, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Caterpillar provided compelling remarks supporting CTE and other issues.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:52:31 PM
In two recent U.S. public opinion polls, less than half of respondents
reported that students are being well prepared for the workforce. This
lack of confidence in students' career readiness points to a need for
more high-quality CTE, which excels at preparing youth and adults for
college and career through its integrated approach to technical,
academic and employability skills.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:27:07 PM
As the deadline for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation approaches, more questions are being asked about the development and requirements of the Standards. The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) has produced a publication that may be the best documentation of the CCSS movement and what the standards do.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 2:52:08 PM
2013 ACT-tested graduates continue to struggle to meet ACT's benchmarks
for readiness, while expressing little interest in STEM and fast-growing
career fields. These findings were highlighted in ACT's most recent
publication on The Condition of College and Career Readiness.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 2:10:58 PM