Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Tag: career and technical education

Student Advisory Council talks about teacher shortages, inclusion

The Kentucky Department of Education’s Student Advisory Council met Feb. 13 for the first time in the 2019-2020 school year.

The imperative of achievement gap closure in Kentucky

One of the most notable of the education challenges we continue to face are socioeconomic and racial achievement gaps. Even with the progress we have made in recent decades with increases in achievement overall, we have made very little progress with closing such gaps.

Board of education passes resolution requesting CTE task force

The Kentucky Board of Education voted Feb. 6 to pass a resolution requesting the Kentucky General Assembly to form a task force in 2019 focused on making structural and funding reforms in career and technical education in Kentucky ahead of the 2020 biennial budget session.

A partnership to prepare students

Three Fayette County high schools are offering career academies designed to prepare students for life after high school and to provide the type of workforce local business and industry is seeking.

KACTE seeks proposals for annual conference

The Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE) is accepting proposals for its annual conference July 23-29 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Industry certification reimbursement funding available

For the 2018-2019 school year, $1.8 million was allocated for districts and area technology centers to offer Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board approved industry recognized credentials to free/reduced-price meal students.

‘A really exciting time’ to be in CTE

David Horseman, the new associate commissioner of KDE’s Office of Career and Technical Education, said changes will continue to come to career and technical education.

Work group will discuss one aspect of new transition readiness measures

Members of the Superintendents’ Advisory Council raised concerns about an option for students to verify exceptional work experience.

A head start down a career pathway

Marion County Area Technology Center is offering 8th-grade students a hands-on preview of its advanced manufacturing and Project Lead the Way curricula through a pair of elective classes.

Kentucky high school apprenticeship program receives national attention

The Tech Ready Apprenticeship for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) program was in the national spotlight Sept. 12 as U.S. Assistant Education Secretary Scott Stump toured a program site in Lexington as a part of the U.S. Department of Education’s “Rethink School” Back-to-School tour.