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. 6, September

A "Capital" Venture
It's Been a Monumental First Year for this Hospitality-Based D.C. Charter High School When college student Thomas Penney took a job as a dishwasher for the Andrews Airforce Base Holiday Inn in 1992, he had no idea he'd just embarked on a career...
At Your Service
It's not just the IT industry that's seeking qualified workers. The service sector is also hungry for the backbone of their business: the people person. When the Providence Place retail outlet in Providence, R.I., was under construction two years...
Board Report
The June 2000 ACTE Board of Directors Report was compiled by the office of Executive Director, Bret Lovejoy. The ACTE Board of Directors met June 22-25 in San Diego, Calif., site of the 2000 ACTE convention. Meeting with the current Board of Directors...
DIVISION REPORT Family and Consumer Sciences
Know Your VP Sally Combs, an ACTE member since the late 1970s, was elected to a three-year term as vice president of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Division in July 1998. She recently started a new position as a program specialist for...
DIVISION REPORT Technical Education Division
Know Your VP Lynn Slater began his three-year term as vice president of ACTE's Technical Education Division in 1999. An ACTE member since December 1989, Slater is a former member of the association's Editorial and Publications committee. He is a...
From the VP
The Technical Education Division is an organization of extremes. In the ACTE family of divisions, TE is the smallest, the least understood, the most postsecondary, and perhaps the most electronic division in ACTE. It also features the most unfortunate...
Interview with Peter Crafts
Construction is set to begin this fall on a new, $80 million vocational school in Worcester, Mass. The 392,000-square-foot facility will house 22 career programs within four clusters and 1,500 day students and 3,000 night students when it opens in...
Interview with Peter Crafts
Construction is set to begin this fall on a new, $80 million vocational school in Worcester, Mass. The 392,000-square-foot facility will house 22 career programs within four clusters and 1,500 day students and 3,000 night students when it opens in three...
In the News
Students See Risk in Online College Applications "High school students are increasingly turning to the Internet to investigate their college options, but fears about transmitting personal information may be keeping a computer-savvy generation of students...
It's Academic!
CAREER ACADEMIES HAVE BOOMED ACROSS THE COUNTRY OVER THE PAST DECADE. WHAT ROLE DO THEY PLAY IN TODAY'S EVOLVING EDUCATION SYSTEM, AND WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THEM? Ian Ayers is already a step ahead of his fellow University of Virginia freshmen....
Letters
Motivational Reading I'm a computer technician at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss. One of the computer teachers gave me some copies of Techniques magazine and I just love to read them. I teach computer classes to women and men in homeless...
Letters
Motivational Reading I'm a computer technician at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss. One of the computer teachers gave me some copies of Techniques magazine and I just love to read them. I teach computer classes to women and men in homeless shelters....
New Year, Fresh Attitude
Imagine that. The beginning of the year 2000/ 2001 school year. Y2K. The millennium year. My granddad was 11 years old at the turn of 1900. What a century that was. As my grandmother, born about the same time in the Oklahoma territory--who became...
New Year, Fresh Attitude
Imagine that. The beginning of the year 2000/ 2001 school year. Y2K. The millennium year. My granddad was 11 years old at the turn of 1900. What a century that was. As my grandmother, born about the same time in the Oklahoma territory- who became a parent...
Professional Post
Helping Teens Find Their Niche A new book, Testing the Waters: A Teen's Guide to Career Exploration, is chock-full of resources and information to help high school students discover "what to be when they grow up." Written by Alice N. Culbreath and...
Standards Board Receives Grant
An impressive grant recently awarded to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) will help the board continue development of a national, voluntary certification system for America's teachers. The U.S. Department of Education...
Standards Board Receives Grant
An impressive grant recently awarded to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) will help the board continue development of a national, voluntary certification system for America's teachers. The U.S. Department of Education gave...
State Update
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin this summer released results of a new survey that documents what she called the dismal status of education technology in California schools. "This data clearly show we are not...
Tabulating the Tardies
You know that class attendance really matters. Here's how one teacher makes sure his students understand, too. One of the most predictable battles I fight every year revolves around attendance, particularly the issue of being in class on time. I've...
Tabulating the Tardies
You know that class attendance really matters. Here's how one teacher makes sure his students understand, too. One of the most predictable battles I fight every year revolves around attendance, particularly the issue of being in class on time. I've also...
Teacher's Toolbox
Teacher's Toolbox is a new department in Techniques designed to provide teachers with useful information, including helpful hints and links to beneficial Web sites. PROFESSIONAL POST Helping Teens Find Their Niche A new book, Testing the Waters: A Teen's...
The "New" American High School
Educators met in the nation's capital this summer to find ways to improve on secondary education in this country. With education models from the 1950s still in use across the country, schools are losing students as they become bored in classes where...
The Waiting Game
With a national budget surplus, education programs have the opportunity to receive the funding increases they so desperately need for the first time in several years. In May, the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees produced funding numbers...
Time for Hellos
The start of a new school year often is an exciting time to meet new students and colleagues and to prepare for new challenges. The beginning of this school year brings with it a new ACTE President, Bill Snelson, who is revving up for the 2000 ACTE...
Time for Hellos / Time for Goodbyes
The start of a new school year often is an exciting time to meet new students and colleagues and to prepare for new challenges. The beginning of this school year brings with it a new ACTE President, Bill Snelson, who is revving up for the 2000 ACTE Convention...
What's New
EQUIPMENT Digital Level Controller Fisher Controls International, Inc. introduces the Fieldvue[R] DLC3000 Series Digital Level Controller, an instrument used with displacer level sensors to measure liquid level, interface level between two liquids...
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Would you like a classroom where students are more motivated to take pride in their work? A place where students take more responsibility for their choices and decisions? Would you like a classroom where there are very few behavior problems and disrupters...