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Bozick, Robert; Dalton, Benjamin – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013
Federal legislation has attempted to move career and technical education (CTE) from a segregated component of the high school curriculum to an integrated element that jointly improves both academic and career readiness. However, concerns remain about the ability of CTE to improve academic learning. Using a nationally representative sample of high…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Vocational Education, High Schools, Secondary School Mathematics
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
The nation's economy is only as strong as the educational foundation that supports it. Economic success in the twenty-first century requires a labor force capable of demonstrating an advanced level of both knowledge and skill. To be a true engine of growth, the nation's education system must be aligned with these demands. This is why the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Economics
Schoelkopf, James – Online Submission, 2010
Portland Community College has a firmly rooted career and technical education (CTE) partnership with its service area high schools. However, the partnership was continuing to operate as it had for many years. Given the rapid pace of change in the region's workforce, Oregon's secondary and postsecondary educational initiatives, and a shared…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Partnerships in Education, High Schools