What Is Being Said

CTE Digest is a brief rundown of local and national stories and reports concerns concerning career and technical education in New York City and beyond. If you see a feature that you’d like to share with the CTE community in New York City, please let us know by emailing Jevon Williams of the Office of Postsecondary Readiness atjwilliams35@schools.nyc.gov.
Not all College Degrees are Created Equal (Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, February 2012)

  • Acclaimed economists Anthony Carnevale, Ban Cheah and Jeff Strohl examine which college majors are most strongly correlated with stable employment and higher earnings after graduation.

A New Push For Vocational Education in Chicago and the U.S. (Chicago magazine, February 2012)

  • Due to positive developments in Chicago-based CTE programs, the Mayor’s office announced a $479 million plan for expanding and adding to the city’s “College to Careers” vocational program. (The influential “Pathways to Prosperity” report [Harvard School of Education, 2011] is cited.)

Stoking Students’ Fascination With Fashion (New York Times, 2/2/12)

  • Acclaimed designer Betsey Johnson visited with students at the High School of Fashion Industries on Feb. 1.

With Data Backing Smaller High Schools, City’s Larger Ones Fret Over Their Fate(New York Times, 2/2/12)

  • Times writer Winnie Hu examines whether larger schools can survive in the new political climate of smaller schools.

CTE High Schools Fall Short on Performance, PA Says (NY1, 1/30/12)

  • The Office of the Public Advocate highlights challenges facing selected CTE high schools in New York City.

School Improves With Help of Grant Money It May Lose (New York Times, 1/27/12)

  • In the last school year, Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School utilized federal grant money to achieve striking improvements to the already unique program.

City Students at Small Public High Schools Are More Likely to Graduate, Study Says(New York Times, 1/26/12)

  • A new study presents the success of small schools, noting career and college as a critical element to this success.

Hollege? Holleer? What Matters Are Mentors (New York Times, 1/24/12)

  • Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) Principal Rashid Davis advocates for the value of college and career ready education, using his school as an example.

Low scoring but not closing, CTE school showcases job training (Gotham Schools, 12/14/11)

  • This Gotham Schools feature from December highlights the achievements of the students at the High School for Graphic Communication Arts students

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