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. 76, No. 2, February

Acte Achieve 100 Program
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...
Agricultural Education Division
Know Your VP Chuck Miller, an ACTE member since 1980, was elected vice president of the Agricultural Education Division in 2000. He is currently the agricultural science and business instructor at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Ohio. Miller...
A Modern Business Practice Works Its Way into Traditional Industries
Many corporate executives are being sent back to school to develop the skills necessary for an ever-changing business world. The Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Center at Kent State University's Trumbull Campus. These days, the saying...
Another Chance for Success
Being human means making mistakes, and sometimes the consequences can be life altering. For those who end up in prison as a result of their mistakes, it may mean the beginning of a downward spiral. But education could stop that spiral and provide the...
Another Chance for Success
Being human means making mistakes, and sometimes the consequences can be life altering. For those who end up in prison as a result of their mistakes, it may mean the beginning of a downward spiral. But education could stop that spiral and provide the...
A Second Chance to Succeed
Rather than treat youth offenders as career criminals, a new approach nationwide is to transform juvenile detainment facilities into academic as well as career and technical schools where youth can learn skills to turn their lives around. One California...
Congress Passes Record $42 Billion Education Budget
President Bill Clinton signed the budget for FY2001 on December 21, 2000, increasing appropriations for education by 18 percent to $42.1 billion, the largest ever one-year increase in education funding. Secretary of Education, at that time, Richard...
Congress Passes Record $42 Billion Education Budget
President Bill Clinton signed the budget for FY2001 on December 21, 2000, increasing appropriations for education by 18 percent to $42.1 billion, the largest ever one-year increase in education funding. Secretary of Education, at that time, Richard W....
Educators Honored in San Diego
ACTE-McDonald's Teacher of the Year Mary E. Welch, an instructor in computer information systems records and image management at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has created a self-paced, specialist certificate program...
Facing the Challenges of a Changing Labor Market
The key to employee recruitment, retention, satisfaction and advancement can be found in today's customized training and job skills education programs. A recent teleconference hosted by the National Governors' Association's (NGA) Center for Best...
Growing in New Directions
As agriculture moves from small family farms to large business conglomerates and technology replaces tradition, education must adapt also. Career and technical education will have to step in to help replace the body of knowledge that used to be passed...
Growth, Structure and Looking Ahead
Have you ever been involved in building a house? Have you ever related that same process to building and maintaining a professional organization? In my eyes, the process is much the same. Any enduring structure requires a solid, firm foundation and...
Heard at the Convention
There were high-profile speakers at the ACTE convention who inspired the crowd. These included Les Brown, TV talk show host and author, and Beck Weathers, survivor of a well-documented climb of Mt. Everest. While these celebrity speakers drew a lot...
International Report Compares Eighth Graders' Scores in Math and Science
The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has released the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study--Repeat (TIMSS-R) in a report entitled Pursuing Excellence: Comparisons of International...
International Report Compares Eighth Grader's Scores in Math and Science
The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has released the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study-- Repeat (TIMSS-R) in a report entitled Pursuing Excellence: Comparisons of International...
Keeping Agriculture Alive in the Suburbs
AN EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE HAS A LOT TO OFFER STUDENTS, WHETHER THEY LIVE IN A RURAL OR SUBURBAN AREA. BUT WHEN THE TRADITIONAL "COWS, SOWS AND PLOWS" CURRICULUM DOESN'T FIT THE NEEDS OF THEIR STUDENTS, SCHOOLS MAY NEED TO LOOK FOR OTHER COURSES THAT...
New American Schools Honored
The 27 New American High Schools were honored at a White House ceremony held on November 30. The awards ceremony came at the end of the Education Department's High Schools Creating Change Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference was a continuation...
New Faces in Washington Offer Opportunities and Challenges
After a far longer wait than anyone could have forecasted, we finally have official election results. Washington, D.C., will host a new American president beginning in 2001, and the accompanying change in party control of the White House will bring...
Professional Post
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. NSF in the FastLane The National Science Foundation (NSF) is using the FastLane...
Professional Post
NSF in the FastLane The National Science Foundation (NSF) is using the FastLane system to receive proposals, conduct reviews, process award actions, and handle other interactions with the research and education communities. FastLane uses the Internet...
Purdue University Study Reveals "Good News" on Career Technical Education Student Organizations
Dr. Allen Talbert and Dr. Mark Balschweid, researchers at Purdue University, School of Education, recently conducted a study comparing FFA members/agricultural education students with typical high school students. Profiles of the "typical high school...
Rod Paige New Secretary of Education under Bush
President George W. Bush named Houston School Superintendent Rod Paige as education secretary late last year. Education reform was a key issue in the recent presidential campaign, promising Paige a prominent role in the cabinet over the next four years....
Starting Them off Young
A new pilot program aims to prove that it is never too early to learn soft skills. Soft skills are no longer just for adults. A few states are realizing that instilling solid soft skills in teenagers can give these young people a leg up when they...
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail acte@acteonline.org. Arizona-Agriculture education...
Teaching Hope Behind Bars
Some lessons change lives. For prison inmates, education can be the key factor in stopping a cycle of crime on the streets and jail--by offering a whole new way of life. In the fight against crime, the state of Virginia has embraced vocational education...
The Advantages of Agriculture Education and FFA
A major research study by Purdue University shows the comparative edge that FFA members have over the "typical high school student." The following information was released by the FFA as a part of "Communicating the Good News!" In 1999, Dr. Mark...
The Advantages of Agriculture Education and FFA
A major research study by Purdue University shows the comparative edge that FFA members have over the "typical high school student." The following information was released by the FFA as a part of "Communicating the Good News!" In 1999, Dr. Mark A. Balschweid...
Trade and Industrial Education
Know Your VP Lynda Colley has been a member of ACTE since her second day as a teacher in 1981. She was appointed to finish an unexpired term as vice president of ACTE's Trade and Industrial Division in 1998, then was elected to a three-year term...
"Two Grand" Member-Get-A-Member Campaign Winners
Congratulations to those ACTE members who brought new members to the association during the most recent Member-Get-A-Member (MGM) campaign! The Two Grand campaign spanned three years; during this time, 117 current members recruited over 600 new members!...
What's New
EQUIPMENT Magnet Display for Science Educators A large floating magnet display from Edmund Scientific Co. can be used by science educators to demonstrate magnetic principles in classroom experiments and at science fairs. When the six brightly...