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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.
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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.
August 16, 2018
New data pulls back curtain on Chicago’s high school admissions derby
Before the online portal GoCPS system streamlined the high school choice process, Chicago schools lacked a common deadline or single place portal to…
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.
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.
April 12, 2018
Newark looks to build school-to-work ‘pipeline’ by boosting vocational education
Newark school officials want to revamp the district's "archaic" vocational programs so that students are prepared for well-paying jobs.
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 11, 2017
Tennessee wins $2 million grant to boost career education
The funding will be distributed over three years with the goal of expanding career-focused education from middle school to beyond high school graduation.
September 22, 2016
New York City schools expand career and technical education, while City Council members look to track progress
The New York City Department of Education will spend $113 million to expand and improve career and technical education programs.
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September 12, 2016
State education commissioner will review whether newly approved graduation exams have ‘sufficient rigor’
Now, state officials are reviewing new exams that allow students to graduate with a
August 2, 2016
Race and education in Nashville: Author Ansley Erickson on the hidden policy choices that sustain inequality
Ansley Erickson's book details the desegregation and subsequent resegregation of Nashville’s public schools, tracing today’s educational inequalities to their roots.
July 20, 2016
Tennessee to cover ACT retakes for all students, but will it boost college access?
More Tennessee students soon will get the chance to retake the ACT test, which could mean the difference between a college scholarship or not going to college at all.
June 14, 2016
Want to be a career and technical ed teacher? The state just eased the process
Responding to a shortage of career and technical education teachers, the state made it easier to become one on Tuesday.
July 6, 2015
As city prepares to redouble focus on career and tech programs, Fariña names new leader
John Widlund, the longtime principal of “Coop Tech” is the city’s new head of career and technical education.
June 11, 2015
De Blasio lauds CTE programs at union event, saying city will support their growth
"We are going to strengthen them and we are going to make them available to even more," de Blasio said of the city's career and technical education programs.
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