Educators in Action is a blog for educators, by educators. If you'd like to share your experiences with us or know
of a great blog you'd like to share, contact Digital Media Coordinator Brian Jenkins.
Today we bring you a round-up of recent publications that focus on credential attainment and upskilling.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:21 PM
As I reported
last month, the U.S. performed below average on numeracy, literacy and
problem solving in technology-rich environments in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills.
An event yesterday hosted by the Center for American Progress delved
into these findings, proposed solutions and featured an announcement
from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) about its plans
to address adult skills deficiencies.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:08 PM
Recently, key thought
leaders in the education and workforce development arena released a new paper
outlining the benefits of a high-quality CTE system.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:57:02 AM
We’re expanding the ACTE Sector
Sheet series with two new releases, CTE:The Key to Economic Development in Health Care and CTE: The Key to Economic Development in Energy. The Sector Sheets describe
CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce in these crucial and expanding industry
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:56:10 AM
A recent supplement to Kappan magazine
authored by Jean-Claude Brizard, senior adviser at the College Board
and former chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, promotes
the value of high-quality CTE and suggests ways to make CTE a more
aligned, coherent system.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:01:24 PM
week, the House and Senate budget conference committee held its first official
meeting. The deal
to end the government shutdown and raise the federal debt ceiling that was
passed by Congress in mid-October temporarily resolved the protracted budget
standoff that shut down the government for 16 days. As part of the agreement, a
conference committee of members of the House and Senate was tasked with
creating a finalized budget plan and setting overall funding levels for FY
2014 by December 13. The committee will also attempt to tackle long-term
budgetary issues like entitlement spending, tax reform and sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:00:30 PM
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