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. 74, No. 4, April

'99 Salary Survey
Last April, Techniques ran its first salary survey. We received good feedback from readers, including helpful suggestions. For example, many of you wanted to know how your salaries compared with those of all educators nationwide, including educators...
'99 Salary Survey
Last April, Techniques ran its first salary survey. We received good feedback from readers, including helpful suggestions. For example, many of you wanted to know how your salaries compared with those of all educators nationwide, including educators...
Among the Best in the Field
Each year the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) honors three of the best educators in the field. From innovative programs to outstanding community service to extraordinary dedication, these educators make an important contribution...
An Idea in Progress
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was renewed nearly three years ago, but the legislation is still evolving. Make sure you're up to date and in compliance. Before the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) first...
Can You Be April Fooled?
It's April, and you know what that means. Winter's done, the groundhog's catching some rays and those ugly Valentine's Day rifts are finally healing. It's also a time of renewal. People are renewing their vows to get off their generous behinds and...
Discovering Consumer Services
The McDonald's Corporation, recognized as the world's top fast-food restaurant, is part of an industry that is truly everywhere you look: the consumer service industry. The consumer service industry is where America learns about the workplace and...
Finding the Funds
If there's an innovative project in your school or community that short on money, chances are there's a funding source for it. Here's a list of grant programs sponsored by various companies--many having to do with technology initiatives. For other...
Get with the Partnership
They're not just handshakes and ballons anymore. Business and education partnerships have become powerful and effective alliances. The business and education "partnership" of old is disappearing. Once a partnership with business might have meant...
Headlines
School Construction Hits an All-Time High School construction expenses hit a record $15 billion last year, up $3 billion from 1997--a trend that is likely to continue for several more years, according to an annual report of construction industry...
In Washington
States Lack Poverty Data Needed for Perkins Funding State career and technical education officials say they don't have the necessary poverty data to carry out a secondary school funding formula change under the new Perkins Act. Congress last...
Keeping Up
PROFESSIONAL POST YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM AWARDS--The Promising and Effective Practices Network (PEPNet), which recognizes effective youth employment programs and provides information to policymakers to increase support for youth programming, is...
Letters
Pick of the Lot This publication is the best education magazine on the market that I've ever received--and I've received many! --Jean Jordan Monett Senior High School Monett, Mo. Keep it in Context The February Techniques was one of the...
Letters
Pick of the Lot This publication is the best education magazine on the market that I've ever received-and I've received many! -Jean Jordan Monett Senior High School Monett, Mo. Keep it in Context The February Techniques was one of the best. The focus...
NET Gain
Vice President Al Gore convened a national summit in January on "21st Century Skills for 21st Century Jobs," where he announced a $60 million plan to train workers for high-skill jobs and a national award for communities that effectively raise the work...
Plugged In
It's All About Access Surf's up at more and more classrooms nationwide, as Internet access continues to increase with help from educators, government officials and business leaders. The National Center for Education Statistics recently found that...
Professional Post
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM AWARDS-The Promising and Effective Practices Network (PEPNet), which recognizes effective youth employment programs and provides information to policymakers to increase support for youth programming, is accepting applications...
Results Count
Getting more federal money for career and technical education is ACTE's highest priority in advocacy efforts this year. The new Perkins Act creates perfect timing for Congress to make a considerable investment in the renewed programs that serve our...
Results Count
Getting more federal money for career and technical education is ACTE's highest priority in advocacy efforts this year. The new Perkins Act creates perfect timing for Congress to make a considerable investment in the renewed programs that serve our nation's...
School Friend or Foe?
Checking off a few criteria can ensure that business-education partnerships are really partnerships and not just an advertising ploy. "Partnership" has become mantra in education circles. Foster, develop and nurture a healthy business-education...
Serving Our Members
Over the previous year, the Association for Career and Technical Education's Administration Division Policy Committee has studied the division's structure and how we can effectively provide benefits to and represent the interests of Administration...
State Update
State Update highlights the activities of members and other organizations at the state and regional level. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, fax (703) 683-7424, or e-mail jcahill@acteonline.org....
Taking the Worrry out of Work-Based Learning
Educators know business participation is the key to school-to-careers programs. But what about accident insurance, child labor laws or union issues? Here are four ways to alleviate such concerns and get employers on board. Nationwide, employer participation...
Taking the Worry out of Work-Based Learning
Educators know business participation is the key to school-to-- careers programs. But what about accident insurance, child labor laws or union issues? Here are four ways to alleviate such concerns and get employers on board. By Alice Potosky Nationwide,...
The Future of Your Association
Members often ask me what I see for the future of career and technical education and our association. The answer to this question depends on how ready we are to deal with the future. Over the past three years we have been doing a great deal at ACTE...
They've Got to Have Faith
Mercy Vocational High School is a lot like many U.S. schools that focus on career and technical education--except here some teachers are nuns and the studnets pray before class. With its smoky brown, stonebrick finish, it looks like most urban Catholic...
Utah's Guidance Program
Utah's comprehensive guidance program enjoys widespread support, but a special enthusiasm for the Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP), a personalized process that helps students plan their future, deserves further attention. As the individual...
Utah's Guidance Program
IN THIS REPORT More schools are requiring students to develop education and career goals to help them plan for the future. This Division Report describes Utah's comprehensive guidance program, which features the Student Education Occupation Plan (SEOP)....
What's New
MULTIMEDIA Welding Video The American Welding Society's career education video, Welding So Hot It's Cool, provides students with information on career possibilities in welding. The video recently received the Bronze Medal in the career guidance...