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. 6, September

Adding More to the Mix
More math. More science. More communication skills. And mix all those in with the most cutting-edge career and technical curriculum you've got, education leaders say. Educators know this can't happen overnight--or even in a year--and there are still...
Discovering Stellar Students
Katie Jerabek survived cancer and an amputated leg, yet she still plays softball and skis. She's also president of her school's German club, a student athletic trainer for her school's varsity football team and treasurer of her church's youth group....
Don't Just Sit There, Defend STW
Critics blast STW for asking students to make choices and then blame it again for not allowing students to make choices. Perhaps we are partly to blame for not making the goals and objectives clear. I am getting a bit irritated with all the recent...
Elections 2000
The process of nominating candidates for positions on the 2000 ACTE Board of Directors has begun. Nominations from the membership will be accepted for ACTE president-elect, six vice presidents (whose terms begin in July 2000) and two vice president-elects...
Help Make Change-And Keep Up
Career and technical education has been an important part of my life. As an eighth-grade student, I remember walking down the hallways of Sutton High School in Sutton, W.Va., and peeking into the home economics classroom to see the sewing machines...
House to Resume Negotiating FY2000 Bill
As Congress returns from its August recess, members of the House panel that recommends funding levels for federal education programs are preparing to look for sources of federal funds to prevent cuts to education. The House education appropriations panel...
In Hiring Principals, Schools Face Another Struggle
School officials across the nation are finding a shallow applicant pool for principal positions. A survey released last year by the two national associations for principals found that of 403 randomly selected districts, about half were experiencing...
Interview with Clifton Taulbert
Tulsa, Okla.-based writer and lecturer Clifton Taulbert is the author of five books--Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1989), which was made into a feature film; The Last Train North (1993), nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Watching Our Crops Come...
Interview with Clifton Taulbert
Tulsa, Okla.-based writer and lecturer Clifton Taulbert is the author of five books-Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (1989), which was made into a feature film; The Last Train North (1993), nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Watching Our Crops Come...
In Washington
House to resume negotiating FY2000 bill As Congress returns from its August recess, members of the House panel that recommends funding levels for federal education programs are preparing to look for sources of federal funds to prevent cuts to education....
Keeping Up
PROFESSIONAL POST Student Leader Search Do you have exceptional student leaders in your classroom? Tell them that Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island is sponsoring its Third Annual Outstanding Student Leader Competition, where winners...
Laptops May Boost Learning
With high expectations and a school full of eager seventh- and eighth-grade students, Kent Center School teamed up with Toshiba and Microsoft in a trial program two years ago to integrate laptop computers into the curriculum. The Kent, Conn., school...
Letters
Ivory Towers in a Real World The journal of the Association for Career and Technical Education (or Techniques as you call it) is OK, but there's no real input from business and industry, and that's where voced has always missed the boat. Frankly,...
Letters
Ivory Towers in a Real World The journal of the Association for Career and Technical Education (or Techniques as you call it) is OK, but there's no real input from business and industry, and that's where voced has always missed the boat. Frankly, I don't...
Make the Most of a Tough Situation
"What's this budget problem in Washington?" "Isn't there a federal surplus now?" These are common questions as Congress continues to struggle with allocating funds. And complicating things is the ever-present partisan squabbling as both parties try...
Making Internships Well Worth the Work
Internships may be among the most popular forms of work-based learning, but that doesn't make developing them any easier. Here are the basics for setting them up and seeing them through. It's said that experience is the best teacher. Whether or...
News from the Board of Directors
At its June meeting in Orlando, Fla., the ACTE Board of Directors approved a $6.6 million budget for the association, updated ACTE bylaws and operating policies to conform with the association's new name and took the following actions: * The board...
News from the Board of Directors
At its June meeting in Orlando, Fla., the ACTE Board of Directors approved a $6.6 million budget for the association, updated ACTE bylaws and operating policies to conform with the association's new name and took the following actions: The board recommended...
On the Web, Seeing Isn't Always Believing
Did you know that TWA Flight 800, the commercial airliner that tragically crashed off Long Island in 1996, was accidentally shot down by a U.S. Navy missile? OK, this was just a rumor that was circulating on the Internet. But some people believed it,...
Paging the Class of 2003
College brochures and impressive videos may be the way of the past, as one California university has discovered a better way to entice students while supplying them with valuable information. Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles supplied this year's...
Plugged In
Computer Crash Course On the web, Seeing Isn't Always Believing Did you know that TWA Flight 800, the commercial airliner that tragically crashed off Long Island in 1996, was accidentally shot down by a U.S. Navy missile? OK, this was just...
Professional Post
Student Leader Search Do you have exceptional student leaders in your classroom? Tell them that Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island is sponsoring its Third Annual Outstanding Student Leader Competition, where winners can receive top prizes including...
Resources for Boosting Academics
Raising the academic rigor of career and technical education curricula requires teamwork, professional development and research. Here are some resources to get you started or help along the way. These materials provide extensive curriculum integration...
Resources for Boosting Academics
Raising the academic rigor of career and technical education curricula requires teamwork, professional development and research. Here are some resources to get you started or help along the way. These materials provide extensive curriculum integration...
Rigor and Vigor
Three Schools Reap Results To be able to compete at postsecondary levels and in today's job market, high school students need rigorous academic coursework combined with modern career and technical studies, education leaders say. Here's how three...
Rigor and Vigor: Three Schools Reap Results
To be able to compete at postsecondary levels and in today's job market, high school students need rigorous academic coursework combined with modern career and technical studies, education leaders say. Here's how three award-winning schools are meeting...
Starting at the Source
Across the nation, state education departments are demanding that their high school graduates meet higher academic standards. Great for the future of America's students, but it can present a challenge for career and technical teacher educators, as...
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. FLORIDA--The school tuition voucher...
What's New
EQUIPMENT Cordless 18-Volt Hammer-Drills Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. has introduced two new, cordless 18-volt hammer-drills. Each has 400 inch-pounds of torque, the most torque available in a cordless hammer-drill. The model 0523-22 is a pistol...
When Learning Takes Flight
For a young person interested in an aviation career, math and science concepts can come to life in the context of a private airplane ride. Find out how your school can get involved--and how to get your students a free ride. Their mission is to open...
Where College Paths Converge
Adaptability. Accessibility. Affordability. Because so many community colleges offer these attributes and more, their enrollments continue to swell with students as diverse as the programs they offer. Shortly after graduating from high school, Tammy...