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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. 

Success in the New Economy

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July 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016
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

Source:  http://www.jff.org/blog/2014/02/26/importance-career-and-technical-education-expanding-opportunities

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.

CTE: A Method for Dropout Prevention and Recovery

An article from the ACTE website
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