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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
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
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
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
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
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