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  • Project-based Learning Supports Women in STEM

    A survey of alumni from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, which features a project-based curriculum, explored the long-term impacts of project-based learning. For each of the 39 impact areas assessed, women in particular reported that project-based learning had positively impacted their success. This adds to a growing body of research that project-based learning, a key component of CTE, may help to recruit and retain women into STEM fields.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:30:43 AM

  • Data Driven: Most CTE Students Pursue Postsecondary

    This month's entry in our Data Driven blog series focuses on the high percentage of CTE concentrators who pursue postsecondary education right after high school.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/26/2013 5:55:11 PM

  • Expanding Community College Measures of Success

    A new report from LearningWorks and WestEd explores the "skills-builder student" who enrolls in a limited number of community college courses, succeeds in coursework and exits before completing an educational credential, and suggests ways to broaden measures of community college success to include these students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:50:12 AM

  • Data for Action: More States Linking K-12 and Workforce Data

    More states are linking data across education and workforce systems, but there is room for further progress, according to the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) 2013 analysis of national and state progress on data effectiveness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:23 AM

  • Data Points to Shifts in CTE Coursetaking Patterns

    According to an analysis from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CTE coursetaking was on the decline from 1990 to 2009, while academic coursetaking increased. In addition, CTE coursetaking patterns shifted.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:29:38 PM

  • Research Round-up: Lost Associate Degrees, Manufacturing Certification Survey, Millennials in Crisis

    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

  • OVAE Tackles Improving U.S. Adult Skills

    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

  • New Report: The Promise of High-quality CTE

    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

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