TWEET OF THE WEEK
CATA Building Construction students learning about spans and loads and how to offset the weaknesses of wood. Also, lots of geometry and science related to building a model, as well as teamwork. @CCBOEAL @shanebarnette @CTEWorks @CullmanTribune @CullmanToday pic.twitter.com/1QHppUocNl
— Cullman CATA Academy (@CataAcademy) August 28, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
We have an open position for a Senior Associate, Member Engagement & Professional Learning at Advance CTE. Learn more about the position here.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education began the Second Chance Pell pilot, renewed in 2019, that opened Pell Grants to prisoners in the experimental sites included in this program. Eliminating the ban on Pell in all prisons would give hundreds of thousands access to postsecondary education, and allow these learners to pursue meaningful employment when released from prison. Learn more here. Listen to the voices of those in the Tulsa Community College – Dick Conner Correctional Facility education program.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGoKuUXGEiA
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: Results From the 2017–18 National Teacher and Principal Survey`
This First Look report highlights findings from the 2017–18 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) a state and a nationally representative sample survey of public and private K–12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the
District of Columbia.
A couple findings to highlight include:
- Among public schools with students enrolled in any grades 9 -12, 82 percent offered dual or concurrent enrollment, 37 percent offered a specialized career academy, 74 percent offered career and technical education courses, and 56 percent offered internships outside of school. Among private schools, 23 percent offered CTE.
- Schools with 0-34 percent of students on free and reduced lunch (FRL) are about 14 percentage points more like to offer dual or concurrent enrollment than schools with 75 percent or more students on FRL; 8 percentage points more likely to offer specialized career academies; 11 percentage points more likely to offer CTE courses; and 17 percentage points more likely to offer internships outside of school.
Read the full report here: https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2019/2019140.pdf