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July 27, 2018
Tennessee approves its first-ever computer science standards for K-8 schools
The state Board of Education gives final approval to new tech benchmarks that will reach classrooms in the fall of 2019.
February 12, 2018
Workforce training programs may soon look different in Memphis schools
A proposed revamp of career and technical education will be presented this month to the school board for Shelby County Schools.
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January 29, 2018
Memphis charter school creates classroom inside international manufacturing hub
The Memphis-based program comes amidst renewed emphasis on career and technical education as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative.
January 24, 2018
Six things we heard during Tennessee’s first gubernatorial forum on education
Tennessee voters got their first good look at most candidates for governor during an education forum televised statewide.
May 15, 2017
Principal for a Day is back with a new focus: college and career readiness
When the nonprofit PENCIL launched more than two decades ago, fewer than half of New York City students graduated from high school. The organization placed…
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January 26, 2017
Haslam: Tennessee must step up its role in guiding high school students to college and career
More Tennessee ninth-graders are graduating from high school in four years, but not enough are furthering their education to be ready for today's jobs, officials say.
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April 19, 2016
Tennessee has an upward mobility problem. Can schools help?
State education leaders brainstorm about entrenched inequality — and schools’ role in reversing it.
December 18, 2012
In Manhattan conference room, students get networking workout
College and career readiness isn't just about what students know — it's about whom they know, too. That's the philosophy behind the Opportunity Network, a 10-year-old nonprofit organization that aims to develop professional skills in students who might be the first in their family to attend college. Last Wednesday, that development came in the form of two-minute conversations with an array of young professionals during an event that the organization bills as "speed networking." (Watch part of the event in the video above.)
January 30, 2012
Report: Systemic flaws in CTE could jeopardize expansion plans
Before enacting ambitious plans to expand Career and Technical Education offering in schools, the city should invest more in the struggling programs that already exist, a report by the public advocate Bill de Blasio's office argues. The report, released today, paints a grim picture of CTE in city schools as chronically underperforming and often unaligned to industries that are expanding, such as the health sciences and information technology. The report was fast-tracked after Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to open 12 CTE schools by the end of his tenure earlier this month, de Blasio said. The mayor convened a commission in 2008 to examine and improve CTE schools, but de Blasio said the task force's recommendations have been largely ignored. He said he wanted to see the city invest more in systemic improvements and struggling schools, rather than impose a "one-size-fits-all" plan to shutter low-performing CTE schools. "Maxwell High School has made steady progress, gotten an A rating under the department's own rating system, and now they're saying they're going to close it. Makes no sense," de Blasio said. "Closure ... does not guarantee that what comes next is going to be better. We should try to see if we can save the schools we have with a real intervention." The report finds:
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