How well are high schools helping students prepare for the world of work after graduation? A recent national survey of young adults says they think they need more help.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The completer follow up survey has been underway for about six weeks now, so we thought we would share some success stories:
- One school has already surveyed 100% of its completers. While it’s a small school, we wanted to extend congratulations for successfully completing this big project so quickly and thoroughly.
- Another school with over 100 completers to survey has already reached 90%. Excellent work.
- Fifty five out of the 139 Divisions and regional technical centers have entered data about at least some of their students. The remaining 84 divisions have not yet begun the data entry process, but they may have begun the survey process (we can’t tell).
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A few weeks ago I attended a great workshop entitled Creating Nonprofit - Business Partnerships that Work, which was held by the Chamber Business Academy, a partnership effort of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and Piedmont Virginia Community College. Although the workshop focused on helping nonprofits better engage with businesses to raise funds, it also included information that can help CTE increase business involvement with our programs.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
School divisions around the country have introduced programs to help girls to develop an interest in STEM careers and build their skills in science, technology, engineering and math. A recent research update from the Harvard Family Research Project reports evaluations of six different different STEM programs that were conducted "out of school time," that is after school, on the weekends, or in the summer.
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