CTE

Why many high school graduates don’t feel ready for college and career decisions

Industry leaders say the No. 1 challenge is a shrinking talent pool but making college and career decisions troubles many high school grads.

Why these students are grooming dogs and running a bank—at school

Blackman High School in Tennessee gives students real-world experience in pet care and finance to prepare them for their future careers and help support the school's academic programs in the process.

Learning to work: New program bridges the divide between K-12 and careers

Leaders and their teams are about to get a big boost in their efforts to create new career pathways and expand their students' access to high-quality training programs.

Made in the shade: Why new energy is building up behind school solar panels

The case for school solar panels is one that can appeal to all community members, despite their varying political views and interests.

How an innovative tech program opens career paths for students with visual impairments

More than 90% of the pilot program's participants said they planned to study cybersecurity in college, pursue cybersecurity credentials or go directly into the cybersecurity workforce.

Why 14 states now require high schoolers to learn a lot more about money

High school students are worried about their financial futures. That's likely because many don't think they know much about personal finance.

4 principals to watch: Making strides in ed-tech, teacher leadership and climate

Principals have been at the forefront of rallying students, staff members, and their wider school communities throughout the upheavals of the COVID pandemic.

How Career and Technical Education can ignite student passion and drive change

CTE pathways, especially those that have certifications, can help our students enter the workforce in high-demand, high-wage jobs right after graduation.

10 COVID-relief spending plans reveal an area of growing urgency in schools

For district leaders looking for ideas and inspiration around CTE, here are some highlights from 10 states' plans to spend COVID relief funds and reengagement students.

Why inspiring Black students to teach is key to filling K-12 shortages

Your district's future, diverse teacher workforce—and a key, long-term solution to teaching shortages—is likely sitting in your classrooms right now.

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