Career & Technical Education
College & Workforce Readiness Student Interest in Health-Care Careers Takes Off During Pandemic
The coronavirus crisis is boosting a trend toward health-care and medical pathways. The challenge is getting students hands-on training.
College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From An Untapped Path to Equity Runs Through Career-Technical Education
Former EdWeek Leader to Learn From Susana Cordova, now with the Dallas district, highlights how CTE could be harnessed to create equity.
College & Workforce Readiness Coronavirus, Economic Crisis Cloud Resurgence of Career Tech Ed.
Career technical education has been on a roll lately, but educators fear that will change, as unemployment soars and some students are cut off from hands-on learning opportunities.
College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From A Superintendent’s Commitment to Getting Students ‘Future Ready’
Bryan Johnson, the superintendent of Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tenn., has created an array of “future-ready” institutes, where students gain real-world exposure– through mentorship, job-shadow opportunities, and rigorous coursework—to in-demand jobs while they are still in high school. He is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From An Unorthodox Strategy Closes Academic Gaps
In a test-obsessed K-12 system, Superintendent Shari Camhi has taken a holistic view of education without sacrificing rigorous academics. The Baldwin Union Free School District, N.Y., leader has helped close graduation gaps, and black and Latino students in the district far outpace their peers in the county and state. Her secret ingredient: themed career academies open to all students. She is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
College & Workforce Readiness These Shop Teachers Told Their Students to Form a Union
Two N.Y. teachers have added an extra dose of realism to lessons by transforming their 10th grade aircraft cleaning and maintenance classes into unionized workplaces.
International Opinion Four Ways to Bring Community Support to Your School
Guest blogger Christine Powell shares four strategies she learned in Singapore for community involvement in schools.
College & Workforce Readiness Now There's a National 'Signing Day' for Career Programs
Starting today, students who choose careers in the skilled trades have a nationwide event designed to celebrate their decisions.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Should Teachers and Parents Take the CTE Boom Seriously?
Since 1998, the number of U.S. media mentions for career and technical education has increased more than a hundredfold.
College & Workforce Readiness Is There a Mismatch Between Career-Tech Ed and Good Jobs?
Though celebrated as a way to funnel young people into good jobs without the debt of a bachelor's degree, career technical education is not matching students with jobs that pay well and are most plentiful, a report says.
Reading & Literacy How to Make Reading Relevant: Bring Job-Specific Texts Into Class
If students will need to synthesize and analyze complex information on the job, why not start them early?