RESEARCH OF THE WEEK
The Annual PDK Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released this week and had some excellent findings about CTE and career readiness including:
- 82 percent of Americans support job or career skills classes even if that means they spend less time in academic classes,
- 86 percent say schools should offer certificate or licensing programs,
- 82 percent say it is very important for schools to help students develop interpersonal skills.
The poll finds that increasingly, people expect school to not only prepare students for postsecondary, but also their life after their education. Read more about the results.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Job Centered Learning, the documentary exploring CTE courses and the role they play in preparing students for life after school, airs in Mississippi, Alabama and the greater Los Angeles area this weekend. Find out when it’s playing in your state by checking your local PBS network.
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
Check out six new modules with lesson plans and activities to teach middle and high school students about advanced transportation systems, and introduce the array of careers available in the field.
Katie Fitzgerald, Senior Communications Associate