This Week in CTE


This Week in CTE

New Members on the House Committee on Education and Labor

On January 23, House Republicans named the members that will serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor for the 116th Congress. This finalizes the composition of the Committee, which has 28 Democrats, 14 of whom are new to the Committee, and 22 Republicans, 10 of whom are new to the Committee. As the Committee begins its work, Advance CTE will continue to provide updates on hearings, votes and more.
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Need a fun way to work across CTE programs of study in your school? Try creating a “How-To” video as a class project that helps learners grasp an important skill and work with your Art or Audio Visual program to do the filming and editing. In this quick video, you can see learners in the Electronic Media and Journalism class are producing ‘how-to’ videos with those who are studying in the Automotive Technology program.
For more ideas on incorporating video into your programs check out the Washington Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board’s video toolkit to help local schools, instructors, and students develop their own videos promoting CTE in their communities. The guide provides technical tips for setting up shots, capturing sound, and conducting interviews. Read it here.

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In a report, No More “Sink or Swim:” Incorporating Subgroup Accountability into the Higher Education Act, Third Way, discusses the equity gaps in higher education, who is impacted and in what ways. This resource will inform state leaders concerned about equity gaps in postsecondary CTE. Currently, there are few accountability measures in the Higher Education Act (HEA) around this, but reauthorization provides an opportunity for this to change.
The report proposes that inclusion of subgroup accountability in HEA reauthorization is one way to understand and respond to the issue. A framework for subgroup accountability in HEA is provided that includes:

  • Which student subgroups should be used;
  • What should be measured;
  • How to identify and compare institutions for subgroup accountability;
  • What should happen when an institution has low equity outcomes;
  • How to mitigate unintended consequences; and
  • How to improve outcomes.

Read the full report here: https://careertech.orgresource/2018-incorporating-subgroup-accountability-HEA

Nicole Howard, Communications Associate