Success in the New Economy
Please watch this outstanding video by Kevin Fleming
Education is core to our economy but in order to guide our educational system and maximize future income we must understand the misalignment between education and our work in pursuit of higher education.
This video is one that everyone should watch - students, parents, teachers, counselors and even college students. It is very educational and sends a message about our current educational system.
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High school students enrolled in college classes, must attend the first day of college, even if it prior to the first day of shared time classes.
College classes go by the college schedule and not by the high school schedule.
Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training
An article on Career and Technical Education from Forbes Magazine (September 1, 2015)
Throughout most of U.S. history, American high school students were routinely taught vocational and job-ready skills along with the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. Indeed readers of a certain age are likely to have fond memories of huddling over wooden workbenches learning a craft such as woodwork or maybe metal work, or any one of the hands-on projects that characterized the once-ubiquitous shop class.
How Do Our Children Choose Careers
The Michigan Department of Education has developed a brochure to help students in planning for a career.. It also recommends specific steps that can be taken by parents, as well as educators, to help our children get an early start on career planning. Please feel free to download, copy and distribute this brochure as you deem appropriate.
The Importance of Career and Technical Education
An article from JOBS FOR THE FUTURE
In the month of February, we are given the opportunity to celebrate the nation's Presidents, Black History Month, and even St. Valentine's Day-but did you know that we are also celebrating National Career and Technical Education (CTE) month? Nationally, CTE programs are ever changing to meet the country's education and skill needs. These programs are creating an educational environment that combines core academics with real-world application. CTE currently touches the lives of 14 million students in 1,300 public high schools and 1,700 two-year colleges nationwide. At its core, the mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers by helping them develop the skills, technical knowledge, academic rigor, and real-world experience for high-skill, high-demand, and highly successful careers.
Yes, Girls Can Be Scientists, Too
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? What do your kids say they want to be now? Police officer? Firefighter? Pirate?
When I was a kid I wanted to be a scientist. When I wanted to be an astronaut like Mae Jemison, my mom bought me a telescope. When I wanted to be a chemist, she got me a microscope.
Improving Literacy from a Different Angle
An article by: Alisha Hyslop, District Administration
Career and technical leaders have made reading and writing skills a top priority.