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  • Duncan to Grant Waivers from NCLB Requirements « NASDCTEc Blog
    Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee For Higher Earnings Consider More than Education Level Please Welcome New Kentucky State Director Dale Winkler Duncan to Grant Waivers from NCLB Requirements Due to Congress failure to act on reauthorization the U S Department of Education announced that it plans to offer states relief from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act in exchange for states support of the Administration s education reform policies Melody Barnes director of the Domestic Policy Council said during the announcement America s future competitiveness is being decided today in classrooms across the nation With no clear path to a bipartisan bill in Congress the President has directed us to move forward with an administrative process to provide flexibility within the law for states and districts that are willing to embrace reform States will be given the opportunity to apply for a waiver from certain requirements in the law These applications will be peer reviewed by individuals outside of the Department but the final decision will belong to Secretary Duncan The waivers would take effect during the 2011 2012 school year Further details about the waivers will be released in September However rumors are swirling that states would be given waivers from NCLB s 2014 proficiency deadline and more funding flexibility in exchange for adopting college or career ready standards creating differentiated accountability systems and adopting teacher evaluation systems While the Secretary has clear legal authority to grant waivers from the law it is not clear that he has the authority to make them conditional on support for the Administration s reform policies Tags accountability college and career readiness common core state standards federal legislation funding Legislation NCLB ESEA Public Policy Secondary Secretary Duncan This entry was posted on Tuesday August 9th 2011 at

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=3980 (2016-01-08)
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  • Counselors as CTE Stakeholders « NASDCTEc Blog
    Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Gaining Momentum Support for CTE Expressed At Exciting Leadership Summit Common Core State Standards Initiative Counselors as CTE Stakeholders Choosing a career is probably one of the biggest decisions a person makes How does a student of any age make a sound decision What are the knowledge and skills needed to achieve postsecondary and career success How does one navigate through the sea of career information The answer A comprehensive guidance program coupled with a rigorous CTE program NASDCTEc has collaborated with the American School Counselor Association to author Counselors as CTE Stakeholders a brief that highlights the integral role that school counselors in conjunction with a CTE program play in successfully guiding students through the maze of secondary and postsecondary options so that they are successful in their chosen career The brief looks at ways that CTE and school counseling can benefit one another to accomplish their shared goal of student success It also showcases three states Nebraska Missouri and Utah that are examples of effective collaboration between CTE and Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling You can access a copy of the brief on our website at www careertech org show publications Tags Issue brief Missouri Nebraska School counseling Utah This entry was posted on Wednesday June 10th 2009 at 8 33 am and is filed under Publications You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=199 (2016-01-08)
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  • Experts discuss CCSSO Opportunities and Options Report on the Importance of Career Readiness « NASDCTEc Blog
    in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Webinar The State of Employer Engagement in CTE New Report The State of Employer Engagement in CTE Experts discuss CCSSO Opportunities and Options Report on the Importance of Career Readiness The Council of Chief State School Officers CCSSO brought together leaders in K 12 higher education and the business community today to discuss recommendations from CCSSO s newly released report encouraging states to make career readiness a priority The report Opportunities and Options Making Career Preparation work for Students resulted from a year long taskforce including K 12 higher education and affiliate groups such as NASDCTEc Opportunities and Options supported by 43 states and territories to date presents a clear set of actions states can take to close the skills gap and ensure more students graduate from high school prepared for high skill high demand careers These recommendations include Developing sustainable employee and business partnerships Creating high quality career pathways and Prioritizing accountability systems Maura Banta IBM s Director of Global Citizen Initiatives in Education and task force representative reiterated the necessity of partnering business and education to create career ready workers if the U S is to remain a global competitor To accomplish this businesses can take the lead in showcasing their passion for collaborating with education developing staff buy in and focusing on both short term and long term outcomes Terry Holliday Kentucky Education Commissioner and Career Readiness Task Force Chairman urged states to develop high quality pathways that help all students reach successful careers in their communities To that end Holliday urged local and national groups representing education business and stakeholders to streamline credentials and certifications to help students determine what credentials are necessary in today s workforce Scott Ralls North Carolina Community College Systems President discussed the interest gap that exists in CTE and called on states to work with students earlier to showcase the opportunities that exist within CTE and how it can prepare students for living wage careers Lastly June Atkinson North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction and incoming President of CCSSO outlined a series of the ways in which CTE can move forward She highlighted Opportunities and Options capability to serve as a resource for recommendations for Carl D Perkins Act reauthorization the opportunity for states to network to share information challenges and lessons learned and the necessity to engage State Governors to move the CTE agenda forward To learn more about the report find NASDCTEc s press release here and the full report here Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags CCSSO Meetings Publications State Chiefs This entry was posted on Monday December 1st 2014 at 2 24 pm and is filed under Meetings and Events News Publications Resources You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=11129 (2016-01-08)
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  • New Jersey Launches New CareerTech Web Site « NASDCTEc Blog
    Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee CTSO Students Share CTE Projects with Congressmen Staff on Capitol Hill Mayors Bloomberg Emanuel Villaraigosa and Secretary Duncan Discuss CTE as Part of Urban School Reform New Jersey Launches New CareerTech Web Site In New Jersey county CTE schools have changed say education leaders Hence their Web site also has changed to reflect the new growth and success of CTE in New Jersey The New Jersey Council of County Vocational Technical Schools has introduced a new URL and Web site that brings its 21st century school districts together and boasts their value and accomplishments in one spot And the group of CTE schools has much to highlight New Jersey s 21 county vocational technical schools districts sent 70 percent of 2010 graduates on to college or post secondary training In February 7 NJ County Vocational Technical Schools made Newsweek s Best High Schools in America The Web site provides information about all of the state s CTE schools the career programs business and academic partners and features videos blogs and timely news Erin Uy Communications and Marketing Manager Tags New Jersey news This entry was posted on Friday March 2nd 2012 at 2 26 pm and is filed under News You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=5628 (2016-01-08)
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  • NJ Site « NASDCTEc Blog
    Technology Law Public Safety Corrections Security Manufacturing Marketing Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Transportation Distribution Logistics Green Sustainability Skills Statements Green Sustainability Module Career Clusters Resources Clusters User Agreement Credentials Student Interest Survey Career Cluster Logos Crosswalks Programs of Study Career Readiness Partner Council Common Core State Standards Product Store Career Clusters Products CTE Products Ordering Information and FAQ CTE in Your State Compare States Policy Legislation Perkins Act Elementary Secondary Education Act Workforce Investment Act Sequestration Congressional Contacts The Strategy CTE Learning that Works for America Campaign Resources Expert Testimonials Friends of CTE User Guides Logos Fact Sheets Presentation Resources Print Materials Campaign Videos Campaign Strategies Apply the Brand The Brand Promise Engage Key Audiences Promote the Message Plan for the Future Campaign Branding Best Practices Replace an Existing Brand Branding Your CTE Resources Communicating through Traditional Media Outlets Conference Materials Engaging Policymakers Engaging Educators Branding Websites Co Branding Campaign User Agreement Relevant Resources Issue Briefs Papers Jobs and the Economy College and Career Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived

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  • CTE in the News: W.Va. developing CTE courses to meet energy industry demands « NASDCTEc Blog
    2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee First Presidential Debate Addresses Economy Education and Deficit New CRS Report Highlights NASDCTEc Work CTE in the News W Va developing CTE courses to meet energy industry demands West Virginia education and industry leaders are collaborating to develop CTE courses in advanced energy power and engineered systems in order to prepare students for high demand jobs according to an Associated Press article in The Republic The state Department of Education s Office of Career and Technical Innovation is leading the work which is aimed to meet workforce demands for the growing energy industry the article said American Electric Power engineers have worked with the state since the project s inception last year The company is working with faculty from Marshall University West Virginia University Institute of Technology West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College and also oil and gas industry representatives West Virginia is one of 12 states the Southern Regional Education Board selected to tackle the Preparation for Tomorrow curriculum for career technical centers Each state must develop four standards based high demand career technical courses that are aligned to the state s economic needs and opportunities Erin Uy Communications and Marketing Manager Tags Energy technical skills West Virginia This entry was posted on Friday October 5th 2012 at 1 50 pm and is filed under News You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=7256 (2016-01-08)
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  • Energy « NASDCTEc Blog
    Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged Energy CTE in the News W Va developing CTE courses to meet energy industry demands Friday October 5th 2012 West Virginia education and industry leaders are collaborating to develop CTE courses in advanced energy power and engineered systems in order to prepare students for high demand jobs according to an Associated Press article in The Republic The state Department of Education s Office of Career and Technical Innovation is leading the work which is aimed to meet workforce demands for the growing energy industry the article said American Electric Power engineers have worked with the state since the project s inception last year The company is working with faculty from Marshall University West Virginia University Institute of Technology West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College and also oil and gas industry representatives West Virginia is one of 12 states the Southern Regional Education Board selected to tackle the Preparation for Tomorrow curriculum for career technical centers Each state must develop four standards based high demand career technical courses that are aligned to the state s economic needs and opportunities Erin Uy Communications and Marketing Manager By Erin in News Tags Energy technical skills West Virginia CTE in the News California Invests in CTE Programs to Train Students for Energy Industry Friday March 23rd 2012 California is investing 3 2 million in a project that integrates academic and Career Technical Education business partnerships and internships with the intent of grooming students to work in jobs in the clean technology and renewable energy industry according to The Epoch Times The California Department of Education and the California Energy Commission has teamed up to offer Clean Energy and Technology Academies The program which is structured similarly to the state s California Partnership Academies is a three year program for students grades 10 12 in which students gain a balance of academics real world learning and technical skills training so they can succeed in the energy industry specifically the article said To date 48 000 students are enrolled in the program which reaches 21 schools across the state Academies will be eligible for the new funding in installments pending their ability to demonstrate that they offer courses and educational experiences that meet set academic and industry specific requirements intended to ensure the academies are preparing students to truly succeed in the energy industry Erin Uy Communications Marketing Manager By Erin in News Tags California Energy Secondary technology Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?tag=energy (2016-01-08)
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  • Announcing the 2014 NACTEI Conference: May 6-8 « NASDCTEc Blog
    Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee CTE Month Special What Do the State of the States Mean for CTE CTE Month Special What Do the State of the States Mean for CTE Part II Announcing the 2014 NACTEI Conference May 6 8 Announcing the 2014 NACTEI Conference This blog is shared on behalf of NACTEI On behalf of John Haigh Chief of the Performance and Accountability Branch PAB in the Division of Academic and Technical Education DATE in the Office of Career Technical and Adult Education OCTAE and Dennis Fiscus NACTEI President we hope you will accept our invitation to join us at the 2014 NACTEI Conference which will include sessions presented by OCTAE The conference is being held in beautiful Louisville Kentucky May 6 8th This year we are excited to have OCTAE present sessions as part of the overall conference The sessions will be an excellent State level leadership resource regarding your Perkins grant data and information Most of the OCTAE DATE Accountability staff will be in attendance and presenting sessions as well as meeting with their assigned states We are also happy to have back Michael Brustein who will be presenting his workshops on the Super Circular and Perkins on Monday May 5th separate registration is required The conference hotel info Marriott Louisville Downtown 280 West Jefferson Louisville Kentucky 40202 More information Save the Date flyer and Conference Program at a Glance Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager This entry was posted on Wednesday February 12th 2014 at 2 09 pm and is filed under News You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9981 (2016-01-08)
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