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. 77, No. 7, October

Board Report: July 2002
The ACTE Board of Directors held their first meeting of the new fiscal and governance year on July 19-20, 2002, at ACTE Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to the start of the official meeting, the Board spent two days in strategic planning...
Board Report: July 2002
The ACTE Board of Directors held their first meeting of the new fiscal and governance year on July 19-20, 2002, at ACTE Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. Prior to the start of the official meeting, the Board spent two days in strategic planning focusing...
Business Education Division. (Division Report)
Look Out Las Vegas, Here We Come You have heard New York City called the "city that never sleeps;" well, I have been told that there isn't any reason to try to sleep in Las Vegas. There is always something to do there--day or night. In addition...
Business Education Group Publishes Position Statements
The Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education has published two new position statements: This We Believe About Partnerships in Business Education (Statement 70) and This We Believe About the Need for Business Education (Statement 71). The...
Business Education Group Publishes Position Statements. (Front and Center)
The Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education has published two new position statements: This We Believe About Partnerships in Business Education (Statement 70) and This We Believe About the Need for Business Education (Statement 71)....
Call for Presentations: ACTE Orlando December 11-14 2003 Annual Convention & Career Tech Expo. (Discover Your Future)
GENERAL SUBMISSION AND SELECTION INFORMATION PRESENTER GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS * Individuals may not submit or appear on more than two proposals, either as primary or secondary presenter. * Please do not list individuals as secondary presenters...
Capital View: Fun with Numbers
As summer ends and September begins, it brings with it not only the start of a new school year, but also the start of "campaign season." In the course of the next three months, Americans will elect all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives as...
CompTIA Research Results in a New IT Apprenticeship Program
CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, completed research this year that found there are, on average, 14 unfilled IT positions in U.S. companies. This can result in delayed projects, missed opportunities and economic losses for these...
CompTIA Research Results in a New IT Apprenticeship Program. (Front and Center)
CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, completed research this year that found there are, on average, 14 unfilled IT positions in U.S. companies. This can result in delayed projects, missed opportunities and economic losses for these...
Division Report: Business Education Division
Know Your VP Dianna Carpenter has been a member of ACTS for a number of years and was elected to a three-year term as vice president of the Business Education Division in 2000. Teaching was her goal from very early in her life-though the choice of teaching...
Editor's Note
The word community calls to mind unity, and the word partnership means cooperation. In a community partnership, individuals and organizations are united in working cooperatively to solve problems--a mission ideally suited to career and technical education....
Editor's Note
Editor's Note The word community calls to mind unity, and the word partnership means cooperation. In a community partnership, individuals and organizations are united in working cooperatively to solve problems-- a mission ideally suited to career and...
Emergency Funding for Pell Grants
When President George W. Bush signed an emergency spending bill on August 2, it included an additional $1 billion in funding for Pell Grants. The program, which helps low-income students go on to postsecondary education, was facing a significant shortfall...
Emergency Funding for Pell Grants. (in Washington)
When President George W. Bush signed an emergency spending bill on August 2, it included an additional $1 billion in funding for Pell Grants. The program, which helps low-income students go on to postsecondary education, was facing a significant shortfall...
Executive Directions
I have had the pleasure and privilege over the past several months to travel across this country and participate in many of the ACTE state association and regional conferences. It was a rewarding experience for me to meet and talk with so many career...
Experience the Magic of Change: At the 2002 ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo Thursday, December 12-Sunday, December 15 Las Vegas Convention Center. (Las Vegas 2002)
Dramatic change is taking place in career and technical education ... in our classrooms, in the technology we use to teach our students, and in the legislation that governs and funds our programs! Come see for yourself how it will impact you and your...
Fun with Numbers. (Capitol View)
As summer ends and September begins, it brings with it not only the start of a new school year, but also the start of "campaign season." In the course of the next three months, Americans will elect all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives...
Gone Fishing.In the Laboratory
Students in Maine learn about 21st century fishing through a course on aquaculture. For many in New England, fishing is more than just a hobby; it is a way of life. And, not long ago, fishing was a way of life for entire communities all along the Atlantic...
Gone Fishing ... in the Laboratory: Students in Maine Learn about 21st Century Fishing through a Course on Aquaculture
For many in New England, fishing is more than just a hobby; it is a way of life. And, not long ago, fishing was a way of life for entire communities all along the Atlantic coast. As depicted in the book and movie A Perfect Storm, making a living as...
Graphic Communication Students Create Book for Blind Children
Two graphic communication students at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo used the skills they had acquired to produce a senior project that also fills a need for blind children. The Boy Who Shared His Toys, written, designed and...
Graphic Communication Students Create Book for Blind Children. (Front and Center)
Two graphic communication students at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo used the skills they had acquired to produce a senior project that also fills a need for blind children. The Boy Who Shared His Toys, written, designed...
Health Science Career Cluster: From National Skill Standards to Certification
In 1992, a unique partnership was formed between the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor and the newly formed National Skills Standards Board to fund 22 pilot projects representing different industry sectors. Health care was...
Partners of the Community
Career and technical education is not represented by the stereotypical "Ivory Tower" of education. The building that more aptly represents our field is the community center, and it may be a building that we helped construct, wire for electricity, install...
Perfect Partners
Exemplary career technology schools do not exist in a vacuum. Almost without exception, a successful career tech program is at least in part a result of a strong partnership between the school and the community where it is located. Nowhere can this...
Perfect Partners
Exemplary career technology schools do not exist in a vacuum. Almost without exception, a successful career tech program is at least in part a result of a strong partnership between the school and the community where it is located. Nowhere can this be...
Proposed Bylaws Amendments
ARTICLE III.B [begin strikethrough]3. Direct Membership $100.00[end strikethrough] [begin strikethrough](Direct membership is offered to individuals concerned with career and technical education who are from states with unified state associations,...
Region IV. (Region Report)
Region IV Happenings The Region IV Conference was held April 4-7, 2002 in Shreveport, Louisiana, with an attendance of 239 members. The featured speakers were Gary Griesser and Edna Junkins. Nineteen vendors and 10 workshops providing opportunity...
Region Report: Region IV
Know Your VP Yvonne L. Normand from Louisiana is the newly elected Region IV vice president. She is a member of the New and Related Services Division of ACTE, serving her school system of St. Landry Parish in the role of tech prep program manager. Normand...
Taking the Offense on Education
Department of Defense schools win big by affording their students a wealth of opportunities. One of the largest school systems in the country ironically goes virtually unnoticed by many in the education field. This quiet school district also posts some...
Taking the Offense on Education: Department of Defense Schools Win Big by Affording Their Students a Wealth of Opportunities
One of the largest school systems in the country ironically goes virtually unnoticed by many in the education field. This quiet school district also posts some pretty remarkable numbers, yet few give it even a passing thought. The Department of...
Teacher Bashing
Teacher bashing is back in vogue. I had hoped it had disappeared, and the general public had begun to recognize that teaching is a virtuous profession. At the very least, I thought the focus had shifted to those overpaid, fat-cat school administrators...
Teacher Bashing. (Forum)
Teacher bashing is back in vogue. I had hoped it had disappeared, and the general public had begun to recognize that teaching is a virtuous profession. At the very least, I thought the focus had shifted to those overpaid, fat-cat school administrators...
The Role of Technology/career Education in the Plan for Dealing with Juvenile Crime and Delinquency in Georgia
Four years ago, Commissioner Martinez laid out plans for reducing Georgia's incarcerated juvenile populations by making changes and improvements in the current system. A major component of his overall plan for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)...