Author Archives: Albert Palacios

Update from the Bus Tour

Secretary Duncan made the first stop on the 2013 Back-to-School Bus Tour at Transmountain Early College High School (ECHS) for a Town Hall this morning. Yesterday afternoon, staff from ECHS met with OVAE’s Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier to highlight their … Continue reading

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Common Education Data Standards Comment Period Closing Soon

Provide your comments on the draft of the fourth version of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS). You can learn more about the standards and submit comments via the CEDS website. Be sure to submit your comments soon—the comment period … Continue reading

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Join OVAE in San Antonio at the National Career Pathways Network

OVAE will be contributing insights and updates at the 2013 National Career Pathway Network conference in San Antonio, Texas on October 14 and 15, 2013. The event is hosted by the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and will … Continue reading

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9:00am Release Event of OECD Report on Postsecondary CTE in the U.S.

REMINDER: The New America Foundation will be streaming the release event of the OECD’s U.S. country report on postsecondary CTE this morning, Wednesday, July 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET. Click here to access the live stream. If … Continue reading

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Next week: OVAE at the National Career Clusters Institute

OVAE will be sharing updates and information at the 2013 National Career Clusters Institute in Fort Worth, Texas next week. Hosted by the National Career Technical Foundation of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc), … Continue reading

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College-Bound Students Choose CTE Pathways in High School

Rutgers University. Yale University. Northeastern University. Stevens University. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. These are among the colleges that seniors from Union County Vocational-Technical Schools in Scotch Plains, New Jersey are headed this fall. As one parent … Continue reading

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CTE State Directors Convene in Washington, D.C.

On April 17th, we had the opportunity to host the 2013 Meeting of the State Directors of Career and Technical Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Presentation materials and other resources shared during the meeting can be found on … Continue reading

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Not Just One, But Many Lessons

Parents can start teaching children as young as two about money, and there is no age cutoff. So says the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability (PACFC) in their final report released last week. The report provides recommendations to improve … Continue reading

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Vanishing Middle-Skill Jobs

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank published an article entitled “The Vanishing Middle: Job Polarization and Workers’ Response to the Decline in Middle-Skill Jobs.”  The article appears in their Economic Review, First Quarter 2013.  The research explores the demand side, as well … Continue reading

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Career Pathways in Construction and Healthcare Feed Employment Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that the economy added 236,000 non-farm jobs in February, according to their preliminary figures.   Industries that added workers in Career and Technical Education pathways include Construction, Healthcare, Leisure and Hospitality, and the Motion Picture … Continue reading

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