Tag: career and technical education

Civics and history teachers: How are you bringing the 2020 election into your classroom? See more national education news here

| October 27, 2020
Civics and history teachers: How are you bringing the 2020 election into your classroom? See more national education news here

Guiding students through an election cycle is a big task in normal times.

Social studies, history, government, civics teachers — we know you’re busy helping students understand the mechanics of the Electoral College, find ways to feel civically involved, and eventually process the results of the presidential race and local ones, too.

These aren’t normal times. Some of you are trying to reach students through a screen, and also connect this moment to the ongoing national reckoning about racism.

We’re looking for teachers willing to give us a peek behind the curtain, before, on, and after Election Day. How are you planning for the weeks ahead?

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Business Leaders Push For More Career And Technical Education In Arizona

| March 23, 2016
Business Leaders Push For More Career And Technical Education In Arizona

The Arizona Board of Education, acting in its capacity as the State Board for Vocational and Technological Education, toured West-MEC’s campus in north Phoenix, where Director C.J. Williams ran through programs ranging from automotive repair to veterinary science. …

(Doug) Pruitt’s group asked the board to approve another option for students to earn a high school diploma. They call it the Arizona Career and College Pathway, a road focused on academics, employment and technical skills. The board is expected to take up the issue next month.

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Lawmakers tour high school CTE programs

| October 21, 2015
Lawmakers tour high school CTE programs

Local lawmakers toured high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes Tuesday (Oct. 13) to get a taste of the different skills and specialties students can learn while still in high school…. FUSD Superintendent Barbara Hickman said seeing these classes is important for lawmakers, because CTE classes took a financial hit after the state’s latest budget passage.

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NAU, CAVIAT partner for bioscience course. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| October 14, 2015
NAU, CAVIAT partner for bioscience course. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

High school juniors and seniors interested in bioscience will have a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) class to choose from in the upcoming school year.

In a partnership with Northern Arizona University, Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology (CAVIAT), and Flagstaff-area businesses, CAVIAT will offer a new, project-based bioscience course, focusing on infectious disease as a theme, said Brent Neilson, CAVIAT superintendent.

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NAVIT Warns Of Funding Cut Fallout

| October 14, 2015
NAVIT Warns Of Funding Cut Fallout

The future of career and technical education in Arizona could meet its end this fiscal year, according to a recent report from the Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT). NAVIT School District Superintendent Matt Weber presented this update to the Joseph City Unified School District Governing Board during its regular meeting last week.

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Expect More Arizona calls for action in support of JTED/CTE

| August 12, 2015
Expect More Arizona calls for action in support of JTED/CTE

By Expect More Arizona Dear World-Class Education Partners: We’ve been hearing a lot of feedback about the $30M cut to JTEDs and their partner districts in the FY17 budget from the JTED/CTE community and business leaders. This cut was made during the legislature’s budget process in the dark of night without feedback from those it […]

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Can AZ lead in career and technical education despite millions in cuts?

| August 5, 2015
Can AZ lead in career and technical education despite millions in cuts?

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association (This is the first story in a three-part series looking at career and technical education in Arizona.) While Arizona is a leader in career and technical education, continued cuts in state funding remain a challenge for programs that helped 5,000 high school students […]

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