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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.

  • Agriculture - It's More Than Farming

    I am thoroughly excited that our high school agricultural program made the news with the article "Northern Burlington High School agriscience program turns students into farmers" yet I cringe at the title.  I believe in production agriculture as it is the foundation of all of our food and fiber needs.  I know the vital importance of the farmer in the agriculture industry.  I am concerned that in the United States we have an ever aging population of farmers.  However, our program does so much more than "turn students into farmers" and the article even addressed that.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:39:16 PM

  • Advocating for Career Pathways

    A couple of years ago, our department of education began to fervently push ahead for Career Pathways. At the time, my program, Advanced Life Science: Animals and Veterinary Assisting, fell under the general heading of health careers. With the pathway they proposed, my program would only be offered as a one-year program for seniors. This was very disturbing to me since I had built my program as a two-year program. To be under the heading of health careers would essentially cut my enrollment in half, do away with my dual credit with Purdue University and prevent any certification for lack of contact hours in the field.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/17/2013 4:39:32 PM

  • The Powers That Be

    I just came from a meeting with my state senator, Greg Taylor, about CTE and ways that he and our senate can support us. It was a very good meeting indeed. Sen. Taylor is very supportive of education and realizes the value of career and technical education, but was not very knowledgeable of the process and the student body we serve today.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/17/2013 4:31:46 PM

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