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ERIC Number: ED504600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Quality Career/Technical Programs Prepare Students to Succeed in a New, More Challenging Economy
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Quality career/technical education and its role in school improvement was a primary theme of the 2008 "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW") Staff Development Conference. This newsletter covers crucial topics in quality CTE (career and technical education), including assessing the quality and effectiveness of CT programs, preparing students to succeed in an increasingly demanding workplace, building effective career academies and engaging students in CT studies through real-world applications. This issue includes the following articles: (1) Measuring the Quality of Career/Technical Programs; (2) Quality Is the Key in Three Texas Career/Technical Programs; (3) "Expectations" and "Quality" Not Just Buzzwords at Oklahoma Center; (4) Academy Focuses on Research and Medical Careers; (5) Technical Students Design Authentic Business Plans; (6) Preparing for Careers in the Biofuel Industry; (7) High-Interest Career Courses Give Students a Future Now; (8) Health Care Students Give Second-Graders "Hospital" Experiences; (9) Career Portfolios Reinforce Literacy, Ensure Success; (10) Technical School Reinvents Itself to Raise Achievement; (11) Distance Learning Delivers Career/Technical to More Students; (12) Center Joins "TCTW," [Winston County Technical Center] Launches Senior Project; (13) Criminal Justice Program Captures Students' Attention; (14) Industry Approval Promotes Success in Tech Careers; (15) Ten Tips for Success Increase Performance at Tech Center; and (16) School District Certifies Career/Technical Programs. [This newsletter of "best practices" in implementing the "High Schools That Work" ("HSTW"), "Making Middle Grades Work" ("MMGW") and "Technology Centers That Work" ("TCTW") school improvement models is based on presentations at the 22nd Annual "HSTW" Staff Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, in July 2008.]
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board