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The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

26 August 2021

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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High school students from several schools got hands-on construction experience by building tiny homes that are then sold at under-market prices to people needing housing. The training is provided to the students at Hu...

The Atlantic

Emily Richmond

2 May 2020

Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

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What happens when vocational education goes online? In Danvers, Massachusetts, one high school is pioneering creative solutions such as dropping off mannequin heads for cosmetology students, setting students up with a...

The Fresno Bee

Monica Velez

13 February 2020

California, United States

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A career technical education program in California exposes children to work in fields including biotechnology, business, marketing, and psychology, and has been shown to improve test scores. The twist? The program is ...

Richland Source

Katie Ellington

23 December 2019

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States

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In Northeast Ohio, manufacturing companies are partnering with local schools to address a workforce shortage by appealing to future workers at a younger age. By participating in a Certified Production Technician progr...

High Country News

Nick Bowlin

13 December 2019

Delta, Colorado, United States

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As the number of mining jobs in Colorado has decreased, solar power holds the promise of future employment opportunities, as exemplified by an educational program at Delta High School. The class “Solar Energy Training...

Education Dive

Kelly Field

4 September 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Amazon has developed a cloud computing certificate. It is one of a growing number of technology companies partnering with community colleges and increasingly four year colleges to offer vendor-specific curriculum. But...

The 74

Bekah McNeel

13 August 2019

San Antonio, California, United States

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There is a certain population of youth aged 16-24 that are neither in school nor working because of some derailment (oftentimes burdensome responsibilities) along the way. A national organization called Nxt Level help...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

1 July 2019

Washington, United States

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Over the next two years, the state of Washington will use $25 million provided by the state legislature to increase the number and range of high school apprenticeship programs. Career Connect Washington, which expands...

The Washington Post

Mikhail Zinshteyn

27 June 2019

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

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By partnering with the Mayo Clinic, focusing on just two bachelor's degree programs (in health sciences), and emphasizing the importance of close support systems between faculty and students, the decade-old University...

Idaho Education News

Devin Bodkin

4 June 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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A Las Vegas-based magnet school uses a career-technical education approach, specifically preparing students for jobs in high demand at the local and national level. The magnet school, which includes core coursework as...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

2 May 2019

Pflugerville, Texas, United States

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Hands-on experience can improve learning outcomes. By using the Geometry in Construction curriculum, developed by Contextual Learning Concepts, schools across the US are not only teaching kids geometry, they are also ...

The Colorado Sun

Christopher Osher

30 April 2019

Colorado, United States

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At St. Vrain, a public school in Boulder County, Colorado's district, students work on projects for IBM and about 100 other industry partners, sometimes earning money and college credits in the process. Educators from...

Twin Falls Times-News

Laurie Welch

7 March 2019

Burley, Idaho, United States

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Facing labor shortages, Idaho is seeing a new wave of apprenticeship programs for high school students. Through the Student to Registered Apprentice Program, participants complete a class and on-the-job training while...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

7 February 2019

Thailand

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A unique boarding school in Thailand has inspired close to 200 more of its kind. At Mechai Bamboo School, students benefit from a combination of traditional classroom instruction and hands-on activities, including sta...

CivicStory

Donna Liu

30 January 2019

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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An organization in New Jersey called Hopeworks combines trauma-informed practices with career and life-readiness skill-learning. Teens who enter the program are equipped with a team of mentors (academic and life) to h...

Chalkbeat

Steve Hendershot

20 September 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, as in other cities, the definition and reality of "career education" is changing quickly - "This program is for any young person who wants to have some employability skills before they graduate from high s...

Wall Street Journal

Michelle Hackman

13 August 2018

Coventry, Rhode Island, United States

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Volkswagen and Tesla are among a growing number of high profile companies turning to high schools to recruit entry level employees. Proponents believe this new model of career education is more effective because it re...

Global Press Journal

Marie Michelle Felicien

13 August 2018

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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In Haiti, students past a certain age, many of whom had to help their parents with farm work or didn't have money for transportation, are not allowed to enroll in primary school. The École de la Réussite, started in 2...

The Hechinger Report

Bekah McNeel

16 July 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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In San Antonio, career-themed schools are at the center “of a growing push to more closely match the skills students gather in high school with workforce needs.” The Center for Applied Science and Technology (CAST), d...

Bloomberg CityLab

Zach Mortice

8 May 2018

Waukegan, Illinois, United States

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When Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, one of a national network of work-study high schools, was looking to move out of an outdated building, an abandoned big box KMart caught administrators' eyes. Strapped by a tig...

Chalkbeat

Matt Barnum

19 April 2018

Massachusetts, United States

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A former high school teacher turned researcher found that both high-income and low-income students who attended career and technical education high schools were more likely to graduate than their peers enrolled in str...

The Hechinger Report

Emily Richmond

16 April 2018

Hathorne, Massachusetts, United States

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Essex Technical is one of a growing number of high schools that has shifted from offering vocational classes to promoting "career and technical education" (CTE) courses. Essex's split schedule allows students to alter...

The Hechinger Report

Amadou Diallo

11 April 2018

Redmond, Washington, United States

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Two schools in New York and Washington state are breaking the traditional high school mold by combining college preparation with career and technical education. Amadou Diallo writes, "Debating whether kids need hands-...

The New York Times

John Hanc

5 April 2018

Ohio, United States

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High schools across the country are promoting project-based learning as "the future of education." Suburban and urban, high-income and low-income classrooms in Massachusetts, Kentucky, California, and Ohio are connect...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Meghan Mangrum

27 March 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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After Nashville's high schools introduced career academies, they saw a significant improved in graduation rates. Tennessee's Hamilton County Schools are now following suit. Situated within traditional high schools and...

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