Truly rigorous career and technical education programs are still rare, even as student participation in them has soared. Researchers profile CTE programs in five states to illustrate key qualities that good programs should include.
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April 23, 2015
April 22, 2015
The National Science Board issues a new report that seeks to broaden the term, "STEM workforce," and also calls for well-rounded STEM education, even in non-STEM fields.
April 01, 2015
Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia is transforming the opportunity set for 500 urban students, with an inquiry-based approach and an emphasis on technology.
March 16, 2015
Districts can't rely solely on graduation requirements and state test scores as a proxy for quality education aims and measures. Students and community members deserve a more compelling and complete set of goals and metrics. It remains challenging to describe the aims and measures of a rigorous well-rounded education. Here are some examples of schools and districts setting the bar beyond basic reading, writing, and math.
March 11, 2015
Speakers at the SXSWedu conference in Austin discuss why recent graduates' skills often fall short of employer demands and how to solve the growing problem.
March 06, 2015
With stubbornly high levels of young adult unemployment and underemployment, "Most Likely To Succeed" explores the broken bargain that diplomas equal employability. As a conversation starter, the movie is among the best edu-documentaries ever produced. The star of the film is High Tech High in San Diego, a place where teachers have the freedom to shape projects that culminate in public exhibitions.
March 03, 2015
Michigan recognizes elementary schools for an innovative program that invites surgical teams from local hospitals to demonstrate procedures and expose students to medical careers.
February 20, 2015
Workplace experiences can help students develop the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal competencies they need in the future, says Nancy Hoffman of Jobs for the Future.
February 19, 2015
Switzerland is a great example of a country where companies, government, and education focus on building career pathways in high-growth, high-demand occupational fields where young people can learn skills and earn credentials valued in the labor market.
January 26, 2015
Better together: the respective movements toward career readiness and next-generation learning environments should come together to provide the learning experiences that truly prepare students to succeed.