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. 80, No. 4, April

A Central Role for CTE in High School Restructuring
High school reform has moved front and center on the agendas of President Bush, the National Governors Association, the U.S. Department of Education, business leaders, the media and education leaders. As a result, career and technical education is...
Adult Workforce Development Division Report: Embracing Change
Three words describe what the Adult Workforce Division must do in 2005. They are "change," "partner" and "share." Everyone involved in adult workforce development sees and feels the effects of global economic competition. Enabling U.S. business...
Building a New Historic Preservation
Trades ProgramAs I recollect back to my interview for the position of program coordinator of a new two-year preservation trades program at Harford Community College, I will not forget one question that was asked of me: "Well, will you be ready to jump...
Building a New Historic Preservation Trades Program
As I recollect back to my interview for the position of program coordinator of a new two-year preservation trades program at Harford Community College, I will not forget one question that was asked of me: "Well, will you be ready to jump off the diving...
Business Education Division Report: Can We Talk?
Changes in the structure of ACTE are inevitable. The "waves" and "tides" of change emerging in our society today demand new ideas, ingenuity and productivity. We can expect to see development of new attitudes and new values as we move forward with...
Calendar
APRIL2-5e-Learning 2005, Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria, Dallas, Texas, is sponsored by the Instructional Technology Council. For more information, visit www.itcnetwork.org.3-5The 67th Annual International Technology Education Conference,...
CAPITOL VIEW: You Have the Power to Protect Career and Technical Education
As predicted, in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 budget recommendation to Congress, President Bush proposed eliminating funding for the Perkins program in order to direct funds to his $1.24 billion High School Intervention Initiative. The president's budget,...
Career and Technical Education with a Delicate Touch
There are some professions in which tradition holds strong, in which one generation schools the next in the techniques of the trade. These services help us maintain some of our dearest possessions--such as an antique watch or a prized violin--with...
Florida
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) has announced Steve Greene as its new vice president. Greene, who has held positions with Fluor Daniel, BE&K and Bechtel/Becon, brings more than 26 years of construction and workforce...
Governors Pledge to Make High School Reform a Top Priority
At least 13 states have formed coalition that will aggressively pursue the redesigning of K-12 education so that high school graduates are better prepared for college and work. During a summit hosted by the National Governors Association (NGA) and...
Grant Writing 101
Finding the funding for a great project often begins with the writing of a successful grant proposal.Imagine that one day you have a sudden flash of inspiration-or perhaps you have spent a long time formulating a project idea. You know you have a great...
Grant Writing 101: Finding the Funding for a Great Project Often Begins with the Writing of a Successful Grant Proposal
Imagine that one day you have a sudden flash of inspiration--or perhaps you have spent a long time formulating a project idea. You know you have a great project in mind. You know that this is something that will benefit your students, your school and...
How Have Your Experiences in Career and Technical Education Helped You Prepare for Your Future?
IntroductionMy heart's desire has been to work with children. Although I had experience working in a daycare setting, I had no postsecondary education. I was not qualified to do what I loved beyond a minimum wage level.High school held no fascination...
Initiative on Accessible Technologies for All Students
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has launched a multi-year initiative that is intended to increase achievement and success for all students through the use of assistive technologies. In its press release announcing the new initiative,...
Initiative on Accessible Technologies for All Students
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has launched a multi-year initiative that is intended to increase achievement and success for all students through the use of assistive technologies.In its press release announcing the new initiative, CoSN...
New Show Features Agriculture, CareerTech, Economic Development
A new television show that focuses on agriculture, economic development, and the education and training of Oklahomans for successful careers ushered in the New Year. On Jan. 8, Oklahoma Horizon began airing weekly on Oklahoma's educational television...
New Show Features: Agriculture, CareerTech, Economic Development
Rob McClendon is the executive producer of the Horizon television show.A new television show that focuses on agriculture, economic development, and the education and training of Oklahomans for successful careers ushered in the New Year. On Jan. 8, Oklahoma...
One School's Approach to No Child Left Behind
There were already a lot of positive things about Pennsylvania's Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School, but when No Child Left Behind came along, the faculty and staff there decided, "We could do better!"The NO VACANCY sign has been hanging...
One School's Approach to No Child Left Behind: There Were Already a Lot of Positive Things about Pennsylvania's Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School, but When No Child Left Behind Came along, the Faculty and Staff There Decided, "We Could Do Better!"
The NO VACANCY sign has been hanging out at the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School (CMAVTS) for the past several years. A variety of reasons may have contributed to the building being at full capacity. A new administrative director,...
Playing a Role in Historic Preservation
As it looks to the future, career and technical education maintains a connection with the past by helping to save our heritage through historic preservation.Columbia University offered the nation's first degree in historic preservation in the early 1970s....
Playing a Role in Historic Preservation: As It Looks to the Future, Career and Technical Education Maintains a Connection with the Past by Helping to Save Our Heritage through Historic Preservation
Columbia University offered the nation's first degree in historic preservation in the early 1970s. Almost overnight, similar programs began springing up from coast to coast. This was one factor that led the National Trust for Historic Preservation...
Potential Loss: Potential Loss of Funding to States If Funding for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act Is Eliminated
The Bush Administration's proposed FY 2006 budget eliminates funding for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, shifting money away from career and technical education programs that are proven to work. Every state depends on Perkins...
The Investment Paradigm
Marketing ... Expense or Investment?Is marketing an expense or an investment? Most accountants will tell you that marketing is an expense, and clearly that seems true when you are cutting the checks to fund these efforts. Yet, when it is done properly,...
The Investment Paradigm: Marketing ... Expense or Investment?
Is marketing an expense or an investment? Most accountants will tell you that marketing is an expense, and clearly that seems true when you are cutting the checks to fund these efforts. Yet, when it is done properly, marketing is your best investment....
The Winning Essays in the Cliff Weiss Memorial Contest
This was the first year of a new essay contest sponsored by ACTE in memory of former ACTE Senior Director of Communications Cliff Weiss (1951-2004), who had a passion for career and technical education and believed very strongly in its value. Weiss...
The Winning Essays in the Cliff Weiss Memorial Contest
This was the first year of a new essay contest sponsored by ACTE in memory of former ACTE Senior Director of Communications Cliff Weiss (19ST-2004), who had a passion for career and technical education and believed very strongly in its value. Weiss shared...
TSA and Standards-Based Learning through TECH-Know
Career and technical student organizations (CTSOs) serve as an integral part of many career and technical education (CTE) programs across the country. Their activities and competitions make up many of the strongest CTE programs due to their co-curricular...
What's New
EQUIPMENT3-D Drawing Board and Ellipse TemplateThe 3-D Drawing Board from Hearlihy is made of lightweight, yet rugged medium density fiberboard with precision-machined slots and a smooth, scratch-resistant, stainproof melamine surface. The tracking rule...
You Have the Power to Protect Career and Technical Education
As predicted, in his Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 budget recommendation to Congress, President Bush proposed eliminating funding for the Perkins program in order to direct funds to his $1.24 billion High School Intervention Initiative. The president's budget,...

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