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. 71, No. 8, November/December

A Community Surfaces out of the Crowd
Academies-schoolswithin-a-school-have emerged as the dominant reform model in Baltimore as public school and city officials devise a divideand-conquer approach that breaks down large schools into small, manageable and qualityoriented communities. Frederick...
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Congress Heard Our Message
Legislative advocacy pays off-literally. Thanks to the efforts of AVA members around the nation, vocationaltechnical education will receive more federal money in fiscal year 1997. More money. In September, Congress reversed its trend of funding cuts...
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Florida Puts School-to-Work in University Blueprint
Never mind that Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) isn't even built yet. The Southwest Florida School-toWork Consortium invited it to join five county school districts in securing a school-to-work pathway for all the area's students, from kindergarten...
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Getting All the Skills Employers Want
IN THIS REPORT As educators open the lines of communication with employers, "soft skills" continue to be a topic of discussion. Employers want self-motivated, conscientious workers with the initiative to learn on the job. But who should be teach ing...
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Letters
New Discovery I have been a life member of AVA for decades. I have just received the October 1996 issue of Techniques. This is the first time I knew of the existence of this attractive publication. Please keep me on the subscription list. Best wishes...
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Microsoft Trains Them Young
About 35 percent of the people who take Microsoft technician certification exams every year pass-they are not easy tests. But about 75 percent of the Jackson Hole High School students in a Microsoft-sponsored pilot program passed the first of six exams...
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More Classroom Connections
Digital Libraries Rural Belleville School became a pioneer in Internet exploration largely by virtue of its area code. Fifteen miles outside of Madison, Belleville was able to connect to the Net in 1991 through the University of Wisconsin, avoiding long-distance...
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NET Gain
There are hundreds of K-12 Web sites in the United States geared toward education-often designed and produced by students, teachers or school staff. And because the Web is not managed by one company or organization, these Web sites can pop up overnight...
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Professional Post
VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE-Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association are accepting entries for their annual ExploraVision Awards competition. The K-12 science contest awards student teams that come up with the best projects that represent what...
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Setting the Bar for What Students Must Know
The U.S. probably is closer now than ever to developing voluntary, national skill standards. But there's still a long way to go. They came to Chicago from all over the country: more than 200 representatives of manufacturing and service companies, large...
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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, or fax to (703) 683-7424. ALABAMA-Debbie Marcus...
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The Net: Where It's At
MORE AND MORE EDUCATORS ARE EXPLORING THE INTERNET AS A TEACHING TOOL. IS YOUR SCHOOL HOOKED UP? "Every classroom in America must be connected to the information superhighway, with computers and good software, and well-trained teachers. We are working...
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We're Not Innocent Bystanders
Last February, comedian and political activist Dick Gregory was a keynote speaker for Black History Month on our campus. His comments were alternately hilarious and insightful, outrageous and disturbing, but he definitely kept us entertained for more...
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