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Career and technical education
May 14, 2019
New Memphis program encourages more students to pursue careers in construction
The after-school program is Gov. Bill Lee’s latest push to train more high school students to enter careers straight out of high school.
April 18, 2019
$10 million later, this Detroit career technical center is ‘back into the light’
The $10 million investment in the Breithaupt Career Technical Center will help prepare students for high-demand jobs.
Breaking school-to-prison pipeline
April 12, 2019
This program helps put arrested Memphis teens on track. Now its funding is in jeopardy.
The $1.2 million federal grant for Project Stand expires this summer and Shelby County Schools has not yet decided if the district will pick up the tab.
state of the state
Updated March 4, 2019
Tennessee’s new governor unveils a ‘choice-friendly’ proposed budget including vouchers, charter school support
Gov. Bill Lee outlines his priorities and policies as he unveils his first proposed budget and delivers his first State of the State address.
Updated February 13, 2019
Lee announces plan to beef up science, tech offerings in Tennessee schools
Gov. Bill Lee has set aside $4 million in his proposed budget to pay for his so-called Future Workforce Initiative.
future of work
Updated February 7, 2019
After promising more vocational education, Lee unveils his proposal for Tennessee
The new Republican governor announces the first legislative package of his administration.
January 28, 2019
For his first Tennessee budget proposal, Lee eyes teacher pay, school security, career and tech ed
The Republican governor looked at K-12 education needs during his second day of budget hearings.
January 16, 2019
Testing, vouchers, and pre-K: Tennessee legislature’s new ed leader weighs in
A Q&A with Rep. Mark White, the new chairman of Tennessee's powerful House Education Committee
November 6, 2018
Bill Lee is Tennessee’s next governor. Here’s how he’ll begin to shape education.
Now that he's elected, Lee must transition to a new administration and work with a public school system serving a million students.
October 2, 2018
What the candidates for governor said about education during the debate
Education was front and center in the debate Tuesday night between Williamson County businessman Bill Lee and former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
future of work
September 20, 2018
How Chicago schools are using cool classes like aviation and game design to repopulate neighborhood schools
Schools see career-education classes as a means of attracting students who had fled local schools and also of teaching fundamental skills and concepts.
Where the jobs are
Chicago invests $12 million into expanding pathway to construction trades
A $12 million investment in Charles A. Prosser Career Academy will expand vocational training to include construction trades such as carpentry, electricity and HVAC.
July 5, 2018
Amid renewed focus on job training in high school, Memphis students consider their options
Students at Melrose High School cited health sciences, criminal justice, and business management as their top career fields in an informal survey.
beyond high school
May 9, 2018
Here’s where you can find new workforce training classes in Memphis
Altogether, the district have about 180 courses to attract more students to its programs.
April 19, 2018
One big upside of career and tech programs? They push more kids to graduate
At these CTE schools, low-income students were 21 percentage points more likely to graduate than their similar peers at typical high schools.
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