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December 01, 2014

Task Force Outlines Strategies to Improve Career Education Programs

The Council of Chief State School Officers released a series of actions for states to improve the rigor, quality, and relevance of high school career technical education programs.

November 21, 2014

School Counselor Agenda Advances With Convening in San Diego

More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.

November 06, 2014

Payoff Found to Be Slim for Short-Term Certificates From Community Colleges

While long-term certificates and associate degrees earned at community colleges can lead to higher wages, a new study finds minimal benefits from short-term certificates with wide variation by field of study.

October 23, 2014

Students Teach School Counselors to Use College Access Apps

College Summit hosts a series of App-a-thons to teach counselors and students about new mobile and web apps to help in the college-search process.

October 23, 2014

Career Tech Programs Work to Strengthen Employer-School Partnerships

At a conference this week, leaders from New Jersey and Virginia share efforts to engage local employers in career technical education efforts in high schools.

September 30, 2014

School-Business Partnerships Needed to Solve Skills Gap

Edward Gordon, author of Future Jobs, tells construction leaders in Washington that companies need to work in concert with educators to better prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow.

August 26, 2014

California Struggles to Define Career Readiness

As state officials and educators work on changes to the state's accountability system, just how to measure high school students' readiness for the world of work is being debated.

July 21, 2014

New College Ranking Designed to Show Economic Value Added With a Degree

A California non-profit partners with a data company to compile a ranking of 1,222 four-year colleges based graduate's financial boost received after receiving a degree.

April 08, 2014

Poll Shows Confidence in College Preparation and Value of Degree Declining

Results from a new Next America Poll finds Americans' views about the necessity of a four-year degree has been slipping.

March 12, 2014

Career-Tech High School in Mass. Draws National Spotlight

Worcester Technical High School hosted a town hall meeting today to highlight the new direction of CTE programs.

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