TWEET OF THE WEEK
2019 @AWFSFair Results: Congratulations to Braxton Zarbock, of Corner Canyon High School, who won 2nd Place in the Open Category for his acoustic guitar “Rosetta.” Press Release: https://t.co/sqqCk0EDjE #awfsfair #UtahCTE #uted @CTEWorks @CCChargers pic.twitter.com/jroQ7pEdem
— Utah CTE (@UtahCTE) July 25, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
House Holds Hearing on International Apprenticeship Models
The House Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee held a hearing on “Scaling Up Apprenticeships: Building on the Success of International Apprenticeship Models.”
In their opening remarks, both Subcommittee Chair Susan Davis (D-CA) and Ranking Member Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) discussed the need for innovative apprenticeship models that provide students with academic skills and work-based learning experience. Witnesses shared apprenticeship models in Australia, Germany and Switzerland.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Teacher Recruitment and Retention
The U.S. Department of Education Teacher Shortage survey data tool reveals that 31 states are currently identifying a critical shortage of Career Technical Education educators. Check out the most recent video on teacher recruitment and retention here. It features two organizations who are conducting groundbreaking work around teacher recruitment, retention, and professional development in CTE. Use the information to spark ideas in the context of your Perkins V state plan.
You can access the video discussion guide here.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Practitioner Perspectives On Equity In Career And Technical Education
MDRC Center for Effective Career and Technical Education released a new brief on equity titled Practitioner Perspectives On Equity In Career And Technical Education. In the spring of 2019, MDRC invited practitioners from innovative CTE programs to discuss questions of equity. This policy brief summarizes the most common equity challenges that were raised in the discussion, along with ideas that emerged for how to address them. It concludes with a discussion of how research can help practitioners address equity, and how policymakers can support equitable delivery and outcomes.
Read the brief here.