Category Archives: Career and Technical Education

TSA Rocks DC

Over 6,800 students, parents, and advisors attended the 36th Annual National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference in Washington, DC last week. I was privileged to be one of those. TSA is committed to students studying in Technology Education and those … Continue reading

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Dear Colleague Letter on School Counseling

Ensuring that students are college and career-ready is a top priority for the Obama Administration. President Obama has called for the United States to lead the world in college completion by 2020. That’s why, as we prepare for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Online PIAAC Data Explorer Launched

Cross-posted from the PIAAC Buzz newsletter; sign up to receive the Buzz directly.  The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently launched a new interactive online web portal that will make it easy for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to build … Continue reading

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Tuba City High School CTE Students Graduate with College Degrees

Tuba City High School awarded students in their Early Childhood Education (ECE) career and technical education program Child Development Associates (CDA) degrees. Tuba City is the third school in the nation to award CDA National Credentials to high school students. … Continue reading

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21st Century Employability Skills Webinar

Join the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) Thursday May 22, 2014 at 2pm (EDT) for a webinar to learn about strategies for integrating employability skills into high quality CTE programs. The webinar will address why employability skills … Continue reading

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Comment Period Opens on Career Pathways Systems

Add your voice! Tell us what works and where states need help to develop career pathways systems. The response period begins April 23 and will be open for 45 days. Save the date May 1 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. EDT … Continue reading

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Getting to “Yes”

Earlier this week, Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier and I visited an Advanced Manufacturing Early College High School in Queensbury, New York. A partnership between the Hudson Falls, Queensbury, and Saratoga School Districts, the State University of New York (SUNY) Adirondack, … Continue reading

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DOL Web Event: Innovating @ the Speed of Business

Department of Labor to Host Live Stream Talk on Workforce System Innovations Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez invites education stakeholders to a live stream talk on exciting and impactful workforce system innovations being implemented by DOL’s Workforce Innovation … Continue reading

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Missouri and Texas CTE Students Win National Ag Day Essay Contest

Clara Knipp from Tipton, Missouri, and Brackston McKnight from Jacksonville, Texas were selected as the 2014 National Ag Day Essay Winners. Clara’s essay entitled “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths To Feed” compares the seemingly daunting challenge of feeding … Continue reading

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Finding Funds for Technology

The following appeared in the Teachers Edition on February 13 and could be helpful for High School CTE programs. As the administration works to connect students to high-speed Internet through the E-Rate program, ED wants states and districts to remember … Continue reading

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