The importance of such opportunities has filtered down to the high school level for both college-bound students and those who will be directly entering the workforce after graduation—especially those participating in a career and technical education (CTE) program. Understanding work experience can be the difference in success for a student.
Career and technical education (CTE) programs in middle and high school are rising in popularity, and it’s no wonder why! Not only can these courses help students explore, select, and define a career or field of interest, but also they can support students learn soft skills that are highly prized by the job market.
Navigating your state education agency’s website or staying up to date on the latest education news can feel like a daunting task with education terms and trends that you may be unfamiliar with. We wanted to help you stay in the know by breaking down the important points of these terms and definitions so that you can know what’s going on in your child’s classroom. Let’s get started.
On July 31, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which is the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act), last revised in 2006. Now that this updated bill has been passed, what’s next for career and technical education (CTE) stakeholders?
The new school year brings with it a host of emotions: anticipation, excitement, and even a little nervousness for some. In the state of Pennsylvania, there often seems to be some necessary learning for educators and administrators as well. This is especially true this year with the inception of the Future Ready PA Index.
In a watershed moment for his administration on education policy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a reauthorization of the Perkins Act, called the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Read all about this and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up!
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