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Build deeper connections to diversity

Researchers and other stakeholders in higher education have worked toward equitable learning opportunities for all students for more than a decade. In 2019, Cheryl Strauss Einhorn, in Barrons, highlighted findings from McKinsey & Company, the global consulting firm: "Gender-diverse leadership teams were more likely to outperform

College launches virtual advising center

Welcome to our series, COVID-19 Innovations. Here, we chronicle the innovative ways that career and technical educators continue to engage students as lifelong learners and prepare them for rewarding careers, even as the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the 2020–21 school year. At St. Petersburg College (SPC) in St. Petersburg,

Build a model for continuous learning

Jasper County Schools uses modern seating, vibrant color schemes and mobile furniture to create an engaging, productive learning environment that students love. A career and technical education (CTE) center lingered near the top of Jasper County’s to-do list for years. But it wasn’t until 2020 that all of the ideas came together to

CTE supports English language learners

My educator service began over a decade ago, with the most amazing opportunity to teach in a bilingual third grade classroom. In accordance with a federal consent decree, Denver Public Schools (DPS) must meet the needs of our multilingual learners. I was trained to ensure my students experienced Integrated Content Language Development

Representation matters. Read Techniques in April

Workforce development starts in our career and technical education (CTE) programs. As a global economy expands further, CTE must consider its role and responsibility to improve representation — among our role models, partners and in the classroom. Representation matters. This April issue of Techniques features articles from educators

Fighting inequality through postsecondary transition programs

Ensuring successful postsecondary transitions for all students, especially diverse students, is dependent on a deep analysis and deconstruction of our systems, especially our educational system. We need to seriously explore and implement solutions to end inequity. Inequity in our education system is the central reason for poor

CALL FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED: Best Practices & Innovations

The call for presentation proposals is now open! The Best Practices and Innovations in Career and Technical Education Conference, hosted by the ACTE Administration Division and the National Council of Local Administrators, will occur Sept. 29–Oct. 1 in Austin, Texas. Professional development at Best Practices benefits secondary and

MoEx provides access to careers in STEM

Currently, careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) grow at three times the rate of non-STEM career pathways. Currently, there are a total of 8.6 million STEM jobs in the U.S. and this is projected to climb. A career in STEM provides future jobseekers with both long-term sustainability in the job market and financial

Spotlight on Teacher of the Year award honorees

Career and technical education (CTE) teachers innovate to engage students in hands-on learning, developing technical and employability skills — attempting to have some fun along the way. And over the last year, as COVID-19 changed everything, our teachers persisted. For that we honor them. Techniques shined a spotlight on Amanda

Meet Amanda English, ACTE’s national Teacher of the Year

Meet Amanda English, winner of ACTE's national Teacher of the Year award. English's interview appears as part of a spotlight series on our 2021 national award winners and finalists. This award recognizes career and technical education (CTE) teachers at the middle/secondary school level who demonstrate innovation in the classroom,

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