Techniques

This magazine has news on legislative affecting career and technical education, features on issues and program, profiles of educators and notices of new products.

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 3, March

Acte Achieve 100 Award
The following schools and institutions have received the ACTE Achieve 100 Award in recognition of outstanding commitment to vocational education through 100% staff enrollment in ACTE. 2000 ACHIEVE 100 RECIPIENTS SCHOOL ...
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ACTE Congratulates These Members and 1999 Milken Award Winners
* Spankie Lou Bassett teaches culinary arts at Bernalillo High School in Bernalillo, N.M. She doubled her trophy collection last December when she won ACTE's highest honor: Teacher of the Year. Bassett improved and expanded her school's food service...
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ACTE Speakers Guide
Looking for the perfect speaker for your next conference, workshop, seminar or in-service? Use these experts who can speak on various topics in many different areas. Contact speakers directly and check references provided by the speaker to determine...
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Back to School
Many adults find that learning can be better the second time around. Adults are heading back to school in droves, many drawn by the demands of a marketplace that has little patience for academic or technological laggards. The returnees are a diverse...
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Finding the Funds
Staying aware of the primary funding streams for adult education programs is half the battle in making them long-lasting and successful. The majority of funding stems from two pieces of federal legislation that provide opportunities and valuable resources...
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He's Got the Hook
Robert Kemmery is as much a salesman as he is a high school principal. That attitude helped him transform a career and technical high school in the heart of metropolitan Baltimore's manufacturing district. A few months after taking the helm of Baltimore...
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In Memoriam
The career and technical education community lost two longtime advocates in recent months. Former ACTE President Alton D. Ice died on Dec. 31. He was 77. Ice was an active member of the association. He served as director of professional services,...
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In Memoriam
The career and technical education community lost two longtime advocates in recent months. Former ACTE President Alton D. Ice died on Dec. 31. He was 77. Ice was an active member of the association. He served as director of professional services, was...
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In Washington
Possible compromise for ESEA bill As Congress prepares to rework the nation's main education law, a moderate Democratic senator is drafting a bill that aims to split the difference between what Democrats and Republicans want. Connecticut Sen....
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Jumpstarting Junior Year
With the stress and excitement of senior year right around the corner, 11th-grade students need to buckle down and focus on the future. For many students, junior year is about firsts: first year as upperclassmen, first job interviews and first serious...
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Letters
The Name Game What a can of worms has been opened by the "Career or Technical, Pick One" article [Forum] I wrote for the October 1999 issue of Techniques! The general question that must be answered is, "Should specific vocational skills education...
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Letters
The Name Game What a can of worms has been opened by the "Career or Technical, Pick One" article [Forum] I wrote for the October 1999 issue of Techniques! The general question that must be answered is, "Should specific vocational skills education be...
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Making It Work
The Racine Workforce Development Center pools resources and personnel to create a successful one-stop shop for job seekers and employers alike. When Sandra Adams walked into the Racine Workforce Development Center (WDC) last November, she was out...
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Online, in Line, at the Front of the Line
How can we ensure the success of career and technical education for the future? I can sum it up by saying we must get online, in line and at the front of the line. Here is what I mean: Career and technical education must get online with technology....
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Plugged In
Georgetown Cashes in on IT Boom Georgetown University is offering a course in multimedia programming this semester. Students who complete the 15-week course will be fully certified as multimedia programmers--no transcripts or prerequisites necessary....
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Possible Compromise for ESEA Bill
As Congress prepares to rework the nation's main education law, a moderate Democratic senator is drafting a bill that aims to split the difference between what Democrats and Republicans want. Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman is working on a bill that...
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Professional Post
Department of Education Grants The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is accepting grant proposals for its 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a broad-based program that helps rural and inner-city public schools and districts plan or expand...
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Professional Post
Department of Education Grants The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is accepting grant proposals for its 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a broad-based program that helps rural and inner-city public schools and districts plan or expand projects...
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Salary Gap Continues to Widen
School districts across the country have boosted recruitment efforts to attract new teachers to the field. But low salaries continue to plague the profession, despite signing bonuses, mentor programs and even paid housing for new recruits. A new...
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SeaWorld Camp Turns Spectators into Scientists
Thousands of tourists annually visit SeaWorld water parks and marvel at the marine animal shows featuring dolphins, sea lions and killer whales. But few are aware of the work it takes to care for the animals. SeaWorld Adventure Park in San Antonio...
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SeaWorld Camp Turns Spectators into Scientists
Thousands of tourists annually visit SeaWorld water parks and marvel at the marine animal shows featuring dolphins, sea lions and killer whales. But few are aware of the work it takes to care for the animals. SeaWorld Adventure Park in San Antonio is...
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State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail acte@acteonline.org. CALIFORNIA--The Los Angeles Unified...
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The Way Out
After a decade on welfare, Donnie Dennis became a nurse--and one of many success stories at Great Plains Technology Center. The Oklahoma school is part of a state network that is moving welfare recipients out of poverty through career and technical...
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What's New
EQUIPMENT Router Table HTC Products Inc. has created a folding router table to fit into tight work spaces. The 24"x 32" table features an MDF top with high pressure laminate applied to both sides for stability. The 34" work height provides a...
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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?
Career and technical education programs have once again been slighted by President Clinton in his annual budget submission to Congress. His administration proposes no overall increases for the Perkins Act for fiscal year 2001. To make matters worse,...
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