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. 75, No. 4, April

2000: A Career Odyssey, Nationwide
Schools and students across the country celebrated "2000: A Career Odyssey" during Career & Technical Education Week, Feb.13-19. Governors of several states issued proclamations recognizing Career & Technical Education Week and many career and...
A Spring Shower of Issues
Congress is busy working on a wide range of issues during the hectic spring months, including several directly related to career and technical education. Actions in both the House and Senate involve the future of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and...
Close Quarters
High schools across the country are finding success on college campuses, Are "middle college" high schools the next trend for tech prep? If tech prep is the bridge that links high school, college and career, graduates of Greenville Technical Charter...
Division Report Administration
AASA Names Superintendent of the Year The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) named F. Donald Saul of Thompson R2-J system in Loveland, Colo., its 2000 Superintendent of the Year in March during the organization's National Conference...
Division Report Trade and Industrial
Recommended Web Sites for T&I Division Members * Auto Collision Chief Automotive Systems http://www.abrn.com/ * Automotive Technology Automotive Mechanics and Repairers http://www.careeradviser.com/all/lAutomotive_mechanics_ and_repairers.htm...
Grassroots Action
Whether you're at home or on the Hill, you can make a positive difference for career and technical education. Here are three easy ways to help Congress sit up and take notice. It was just about a year ago that I was assigned to what I considered...
Headlines
Career Academies Keep Students in School Career academies are more likely to retain at-risk students than regular high schools, according to a new study released by Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. (MDRC) Career academies, which are typically...
In Washington
Senate committee OKs tying tech ed funding to block grant A Senate education committee narrowly approved a proposal to link federal funding for career and technical education to a block grant pilot program. The Senate Health, Education, Labor...
Keeping Up
Students See Their Shadow While some Americans hoped for the promise of an early spring on Feb 2, more than a million students participated in Groundhog Job Shadow Day (JSD) 2000 -- the largest turnout in the program's three-year history. Politicians,...
Lights, Camera, Action!
Tired of looking for instructional videos to meet your needs? Make them yourself. Have you ever wished you had a videotape on a particular subject only to find there wasn't anything out there? Have you been frustrated after spending money for a...
Mentor at the Center
High school senior Nykea Johnson has learned enough about the business world through the Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools' Institute of Business and Entrepreneurship (IBE) to be pretty sure of two things: she's got the right stuff to make her mark,...
More Than Just a Job
Successful apprenticeship programs don't let students forget they're still in school. One of the things students find most satisfying about apprenticeship programs is that they can immediately put their classroom learning to the test. But it's your...
More Than Just a Job
Successful apprenticeship programs don't let students forget they're still in school. One of the things students find most satisfying about apprenticeship programs is that they can immediately put their classroom learning to the test. But it's your job...
NSSB Postpones Release of New Skills Standards for Two Fields
The National Skill Standards Board (NSSB), a federally funded panel formed to help industries design voluntary skill standards for their fields, was scheduled to release its first set of industry skill standards last month. Now it has stepped back and...
Open for Business
For a decade, Illinois' Danville Area Community College has operated an award-winning, model tech prep program. The key, say businesses, educators and students, is building partnerships that link all three. At 16, Janelle Rambole acted like any...
Owning Their Education
Career and technical teachers are finding entrepreneurship education an ideal way to help students meet the challenges of the new century. Students say it gives them tools they can use in any career--whether or not they elect to open their own business....
Plugged In
Hooking Up America's Students In just five years, the number of public school classrooms connected to the Internet has increased twentyfold. Now 95 percent of schools have the resources to point, click and surf. Internet Access in U.S. Public...
Professional Post
Portfolio Scorers Wanted The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking career and technical teachers to score portfolios this summer. Teachers will be needed July 10-28 in Durham, N.C., Stillwater, Okla., and Clemson, S.C., and Aug....
Senate Committee OKs Tying Tech Ed Funding to Block Grant
A Senate education committee narrowly approved a proposal to link federal funding for career and technical education to a block grant pilot program. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed the amendment on March 7 by...
State Update
State Update features education news at the state and local levels. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to: Techniques, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314, fax 703-683-7424 or e-mail acte@acteonline.org. ARIZONA--One school system is proving...
Striding Forward
Making strides-that's what it's all about, right? The whole idea behind tech prep is getting students to move forward with the least amount of friction between high school and college. The past decade has seen tech prep take giant steps toward proving...
Tech Prep: The Middle Plan
While some career and technical educators have relegated tech prep concepts to the garbage heap of another failed "educational fad," the original vision represents the best, and some would argue the last, hope for a strategic direction toward a coordinated...
Tech Prep: Winning Ideas, Challenging Practices
A decade after federal support first fueled the proliferation of tech prep programs, a national study finds the 2+2 concept increasingly popular but far from secure. What a difference five years make. In 1995, when I last wrote about tech prep...
The Winners' Circle
These three outstanding career and technical educators received ACTE's top honors last December at the annual convention. Though they represent different disciplines, they share a key trait--commitment to students. Spankie Lou Bassett, ACTE Teacher...
The Winner's Circle
These three outstanding career and technical educators received ACTE's top honors last December at the annual convention. Though they represent different disciplines, they share a key trait-commitment to students. By Julie Cahill, Techniques Contributing...
The Winning Team-It's Priceless
The ACTE mission statement--"providing educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce"--is a winner. It indicates the dedication of career and technical educators to preparing all students for career and life success. When we apply...

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