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. 78, No. 4, April

ACTE Achieve 100 Award
The ACTE Achieve 100 program recognizes those schools that demonstrate commitment to the career and technical education field by ensuring all career and technical educators employed at their facility are ACTE members. These employers recognize the...
ACTE Orlando December 11-14 2003 Annual Convention & Career Tech Expo. (Discover Your Future)
For the experience of a lifetime, join your colleagues at the 2003 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo in the new Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14. What makes the ACTE Annual Convention...
Are the Stakes Too High?
There has to be a way to measure student success, but are high-stakes tests the best way? How fair and how accurate are these tests for career and technical education students? What if dentists were rated on the kind of tests used to assess teachers?...
Are the Stakes Too High? There Has to Be a Way to Measure Student Success, but Are High-Stakes Tests the Best Way? How Fair and How Accurate Are These Tests for Career and Technical Education Students?
What if dentists were rated on the kind of tests used to assess teachers? That is the premise of a presentation that has been making the rounds at educational conferences. It appeared at the spring 2001 Project-Based Learning Conference where keynote...
Broadcasting a Middle School Success Story
At a Massachusetts middle school, a television technology program has become an on-air success thanks to the persistence of the teacher whose dream it was to have a TV studio for his students. After many years of teaching English, Jim O'Hearn began a...
Broadcasting a Middle School Success Story: At a Massachusetts Middle School, a Television Technology Program Has Become an On-Air Success Thanks to the Persistence of the Teacher Whose Dream It Was to Have a TV Studio for His Students
After many years of teaching English, Jim O'Hearn began a new program at the middle school where he taught. Now he is the director of the TV studio for the East Longmeadow Public Schools, which means he is now a career and technical educator. It is...
Calendar
APRIL 5-8 83rd Annual American Association of Community Colleges Convention, Adams Mark Hotel, Dallas, Texas. This year's theme is "Investing in Futures," and this year's keynote speaker is James Earl Jones. For more information, visit www.aacc.nche.edu....
Career Academies: Cutting-Edge Reform or Passing Fad?
A simple idea is taking hold in American high schools these days. It's an idea that came together more than 30 years ago when the city of Philadelphia, still reeling from inner-city riots, came together out of concern over high dropout and unemployment...
Ed. Dept. Grants to Help States with NCLB
In Washington New grant funds from the U.S. "department of Education are intended to assist states in developing assessments under the No Child Left Behind Act. U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced on February 12 that the $17 million in grants...
Ed. Dept. Grants to Help States with NCLB. (in Washington)
New grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education are intended to assist states in developing assessments under the No Child Left Behind Act. U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced on February 12 that the $17 million in grants will...
Editor's Note
We've all heard that old show business adage, "The show must go on." But today, without the skilled technicians working in the entertainment industry, it would be pretty much impossible for the show to go on. With the technologically advanced equipment...
Editor's Note
We've all heard that old show business adage, "The show must go on." But today, without the skilled technicians working in the entertainment industry, it would be pretty much impossible for the show to go on. With the technologically advanced equipment...
Gates Foundation Commits $31 Million for Schools
Front and Center The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committing more than $31 million to create a nationwide network of 168 alternative schools that it says will serve students failed by large comprehensive high schools. Other partners in the...
Gates Foundation Commits $31 Million for Schools. (Front and Center)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committing more than $31 million to create a nationwide network of 168 alternative schools that it says will serve students failed by large comprehensive high schools. Other partners in the effort include...
Institute of Technical Studies-A Pathway to Success
It Works By working with the local technical center, a high school principal has found a way to help keep students-some of whom are at risk of dropping out-in school and on the road to a successful future. When Elaine Scott was appointed principal of...
Institute of Technical Studies-A Pathway to Success: By Working with the Local Technical Center, a High School Principal Has Found a Way to Help Keep Students-Some of Whom Are at Risk of Dropping Out-In School and on the Road to a Successful Future. (IT Works)
When Elaine Scott was appointed principal of Evans High School in Orlando, Florida, she became inquisitive about her students, and of special interest to her were the withdrawal reports. To add spark to her "drive-to-know," an article appeared in the...
In the News
A quick glance at recent headlines and where you can find the complete story Schools Boost Budgets With Medicaid Money "In a district where computers, T-- shirts and a school-sponsored bowling trip wouldn't fit in the budget, Pittsburgh middle school...
Lights, Camera, "FFA in Action!"
Oklahoma's Comanche High School uses mass media to spread the word about FFA. Q: When is an FFA chapter also a comunications club and an audio/visual club all rolled into one? A: When it's the chapter from Comanche High School in Oklahoma. Located about...
Lights, Camera, "FFA in Action!" Oklahoma's Comanche High School Uses Mass Media to Spread the Word about FFA
Q: When is an FFA chapter also a communications club and an audio/visual club all rolled into one? A: When it's the chapter from Comanche High School in Oklahoma. Located about 40 miles southeast of Lawton, Oklahoma, Comanche High School is gaining...
Like No Business We Know
From the music industry to the movies: Tech careers in the world of entertainment Americans love music, movies, television, the Internet and the visual and performing arts. We are both the world's largest producer and consumer of entertainment products-and...
Like No Business We Know ... from the Music Industry to the Movies: Tech Careers in the World of Entertainment
Americans love music, movies, television, the Internet and the visual and performing arts. We are both the world's largest producer and consumer of entertainment products--and we seem captivated by the apparently limitless potential for technological...
Management Solutions for CTE Student Records
For career and technical education instructors and administrators seeking an easier way to manage student records, Diploma Technologies Inc. may be the place to turn. Although the company has been around for 10 years, it just launched some exciting new...
Management Solutions for CTE Student Records. (Teacher's Toolbox)
For career and technical education instructors and administrators seeking an easier way to manage student records, Diploma Technologies Inc. may be the place to turn. Although the company has been around for 10 years, it just launched some exciting...
Meet ACTE Divisions & Regions
Special Needs Division Who are Special Needs Students? Our educators serve any student who has a barrier to achieving a quality education. Any professional who works with single parents, displaced homemakers, high school dropouts, youth or adults who...
President's Perspective
For my final column as president of this great association, I sincerely bring those Gung Ho greetings. If you have read the previous columns, you understand why-Gung Ho in Chinese means "working together." This has definitely been a year that has stressed...
Region 1. (Meet ACTE Division & Regions)
First of all, I want to thank all of the members in Region I who have given me this opportunity of a lifetime to serve you and all members of ACTE as a board member. I've gained a new respect for the responsibilities of board members. My tenure...
Special Needs Division. (Meet ACTE Division & Regions)
Who are Special Needs Students? Our educators serve any student who has a barrier to achieving a quality education. Any professional who works with single parents, displaced homemakers, high school dropouts, youth or adults who are currently or...
The Workforce Investment Act and Welfare Reform
CAPITOL VIEW As we wait in anticipation for the reauthorization of the Cad D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, scheduled for later this year, several other pieces of legislation contain provisions of interest to career and technical educators....
The Workforce Investment Act and Welfare Reform. (Capitol View)
As we wait in anticipation for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, scheduled for later this year, several other pieces of legislation contain provisions of interest to career and technical educators. Two...
Warehouse Warriors Take on Industrial Educators
When students from industrial education programs at two universities battled it out on a cable television network, career and technical education came out a winner. On November 22, 2002, a special episode of "Warehouse Warriors" was taped. It was special...
Warehouse Warriors Take on Industrial Educators: When Students from Industrial Education Programs at Two Universities Battled It out on a Cable Television Network, Career and Technical Education Came out a Winner
On November 22, 2002, a special episode of "Warehouse Warriors" was taped. It was special in several ways. First, it was the 43rd episode of "Warehouse Warriors" for the DIY (Do It Yourself) Channel, a cable channel devoted to enabling people to master...