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. 2, February

Agricultural Education Division. (Division Report)
Are Our Best Teachers Different? Agricultural education is fortunate to have many talented and successful teachers across the country--teachers who are committed to educational excellence and making a difference in the lives of students. They engage...
An Association Is Reborn
Throughout the history of our association, periodic debates have arisen with regard to our name. We began as "vocational" education. Then, as our society became more highly technical, our training programs also evolved. Vocational education more frequently...
An Association Is Reborn
Throughout the history of our association, periodic debates have arisen with regard to our name. We began as "vocational" education. Then, as our society became more highly technical, our training programs also evolved. Vocational education more frequently...
A New Age of Technology
In 1981, IBM sold its first personal computer, and the world took another step toward an age in which technology would become a major part of our lives both at home and in the workplace. At a time when career and technical education would seem to be...
A New Age of Technology
In 1981, IBM sold its first personal computer, and the world took another step toward an age in which technology would become a major part of our lives both at home and in the workplace. At a time when career and technical education would seem to be...
A New Association Is Born
When the National Society for Vocational Education and the Vocational Education Association of the Middle West came together in 1926 to form the American Vocational Association (AVA), a strong new voice was created. Seventy-five years later, the...
A New Association Is Born
When the National Society for Vocational Education and the Vocational Education Association of the Middle West came together in 1926 to form the American Vocational Association (AVA), a strong new voice was created. Seventy-five years later, the AVA...
Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2001
President's Report The ACTE Annual Report highlights a number of our association's achievements during the year that ended June 30, 2001. Last year's report indicated that many state associations had followed ACTE's name change by adopting "Career and...
Answering the Call to Duty
The attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II and brought the call to arms that included a call to duty in service of our nation for all Americans. It was a call that vocational education was ready to answer and had been preparing...
Answering the Call to Duty
The attack on Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II and brought the call to arms that included a call to duty in service of our nation for all Americans. It was a call that vocational education was ready to answer and had been preparing...
At the Convention
The 75th anniversary convention of ACTE was more than just a celebration. There was a lot of serious information shared among the participants on legislative issues, accountability issues and best practices. Here is a brief look at some of the topics,...
At the Convention
The 75th anniversary convention of ACTE was more than just a celebration. There was a lot of serious information shared among the participants on legislative issues, accountability issues and best practices. Here is a brief look at some of the topics,...
Baldrige Winners Are Announced
The recipients of the 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award include two school districts, one university and two companies. This marked the first time in the history of the Baldrige awards that winners were named in the education category. The...
Baldrige Winners Are Announced. (Front and Center)
The recipients of the 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award include two school districts, one university and two companies. This marked the first time in the history of the Baldrige awards that winners were named in the education category. ...
Calendar
FEBRUARY 10-16 Career and Technical Education Week. Each year, the second full week in February, ACTE sponsors a week to celebrate and promote career and technical education in schools across the country. For more information, visit www.acteonline.org....
Capitol View: Congress Completes Major Education Reform Bill
After a failed attempt in the previous Congress, the 107th Congress succeeded in passing education reform legislation in December 2001 to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The "No Child Left Behind Act," named for President...
Congress Completes Major Education Reform Bill. (Capitol View)
After a failed attempt in the previous Congress, the 107th Congress succeeded in passing education reform legislation in December 2001 to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The "No Child Left Behind Act," named for President...
Congress Finally Passes EASE. (in Washington)
After almost five months of negotiations, the joint House-Senate panel approved a final version of the bill to reauthorize and reform the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). On December 13, the House approved the legislation with...
Congress Finally Passes ESEA
After almost five months of negotiations, the joint House-- Senate panel approved a final version of the bill to reauthorize and reform the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). On December 13, the House approved the legislation with a...
Division Report: Agricultural Education Division
Are Our Best Teachers Different? Agricultural education is fortunate to have many talented and successful teachers across the country-teachers who are committed to educational excellence and making a difference in the lives of students. They engage and...
Division Report: Trade and Industrial Education
Message From Your VP In late November, as I prepared to write my last article for Techniques, the concerns that I had intended to hammer home to you no longer seemed as important as they had a few weeks before. On September 11, we all changed. We have...
Editor's Note: A Special Anniversary Issue
A Special Anniversary Issue To celebrate ACTE's 75 years of success, this special issue of Techniques is devoted to the association's rich history. Susan Reese and Jennifer Thompson prepared this month's history section from material archived in the...
Educators Honored in New Orleans
ACTS-McDonald's Teacher of the Year Colleen C. Keffeler has proven herself as an effective leader as coordinator of the School-to-Careers program at Sturgis Brown High School in Strugis, South Dakota, where she is also a family and consumer sciences...
Front and Center: In the News
Degrees of Appreciation Two Killed in Pentagon Attack Are Awarded MBAs by U-Md. "Lt. Michael 'Scott' Lamana and Lt. Eric Allen Cranford worked together in the Pentagon's Navy Command Center-two young aviators studying for their MBAs and joking about...
Government Relations
For the second year in a row, ACTE's advocacy efforts have met with success in securing increased appropriations for the Perkins Act and Pell Grants. ACTE's government relations efforts, solidly backed by ACTE members' advocacy, resulted in more than...
President's Perspective
My thanks to all of you who attended the 2001 ACTE Convention in New Orleans! I have heard nothing but praise for our keynote speakers, professional development program sessions, exhibits and workshops on the trade show floor, and very productive committee...
President's Report. (Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2001)
The ACTE Annual Report highlights a number of our association's achievements during the year that ended June 30, 2001. Last year's report indicated that many state associations had followed ACTE's name change by adopting "Career and Technical" in their...
Publications, Products and Web Site. (Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2001)
ACTE's newsletter, Career Tech Update, was launched in August of 2000. Combining the best elements of our two previous newsletters, Career Tech Update is published twice monthly (except once in August and December). The content combines the timely...
The Times They Are A-Changing
The dawn of the 1960s found the American Vocational Association actively involved in both the national and the international arenas. A cultural agreement between Russia and the United States resulted in an exchange of visits between Russian and American...
The Times They Are A-Changing
The dawn of the 1960s found the American Vocational Association actively involved in both the national and the international arenas. A cultural agreement between Russia and the United States resulted in an exchange of visits between Russian and American...
The Wisconsin CTSO Fire Truck Project
In response to the events of September 11, the Wisconsin Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) have created a campaign to help the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY). When they learned that insurance and assistance from FEMA would only...
The Wisconsin CTSO Fire Truck Project. (Front and Center)
In response to the events of September 11, the Wisconsin Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) have created a campaign to help the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY). When they learned that insurance and assistance from FEMA would...
Trade and Industrial Education. (Division Report)
Message From Your VP In late November, as I prepared to write my last article for Techniques, the concerns that I had intended to hammer home to you no longer seemed as important as they had a few weeks before. On September 11, we all changed. We...