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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

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23 December 2019

Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States

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In Northeast Ohio, a credential program will introduce high school students to careers in manufacturing as part of a partnership with regional companies intended to address a workforce shortage.

High Country News

Nick Bowlin

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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...

Ms. Magazine

Kristi Eaton

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21 October 2019

McLoud, Oklahoma, United States

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Oklahoma’s Mabel Bassett Correctional Center is seeing it’s first graduating class of women coders. A nonprofit called The Last Mile offers training programs for incarcerated individuals with the goal of equipping the...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

12 September 2019

Newburgh, New York, United States

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Now in 10 states and 17 countries, the P-TECH program combines high school with internships and free community college classes. In low-income neighborhoods in Newburgh, New York, P-TECH has helped increase earning and...

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

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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...

Things That Work Uganda

Kisseka Umar

7 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda offers refugees a chance to learn a skilled trade at the Yoyo Youth Vocational Skills Center. At no cost to them, students can learn brick laying, carpentry, tailoring and cut...

News-Decoder

Lizan Nijkrake

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29 July 2019

Kenya

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Since the passage of a new law in 2013 that called for "closer coordination between academic institutions and industry" in response to a high unemployment rate, Kenya has shifted dramatically from its theory-based hig...

Things That Work Uganda

Absolom Ochieng

26 July 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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YOYO Youth Vocational Training and Recreational Center is a vocational school in Zone 3 of Bidibidi, the largest refugee settlement in the world. The school is a product of a partnership amongst organizations such as ...

The Hechinger Report

Stephanie Strom

8 July 2019

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, United States

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A school district in South Carolina is going one step further to expand career readiness programs increasingly present in high schools to its middle schools. While some proponents believe this approach will give stude...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

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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...

WGME-TV

David Singer

28 June 2019

Gorham, Maine, United States

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Scholarships and grants can help students who are looking to being their careers after high school to succeed. In Maine, the Maine Blue Collar Scholar Fund provides financial support to high school graduates who wish ...

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...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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What can Cleveland learn from Europe's school-to-work models, dual education programs, and overall early introduction to career education that could be helpful in closing the skills gap? Cleveland community leaders th...

Idaho Education News

Devin Bodkin

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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...

The Hechinger Report

Lawrence Lanahan

4 May 2019

United States

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A growing number of companies are eliminating the phrase "bachelor's degree required" from their job postings. The Hechinger Report explores how companies such as Houghton Mifflin have shifted their hiring practices i...

NationSwell

Monica Humphries

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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...

WGME-TV

David Singer

25 April 2019

Windham, Maine, United States

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Maine's only offender re-entry program for women in Windham is on its way to replicate the success of similar programs in Texas and Nevada. Federal justice research has shown that offenders that go through re-entry pr...

CityLab

Hallie Golden

22 April 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A Portland program for girls aged 8-14 aims to inspire interest in trade fields such as construction, plumbing, and electricity with a week-long spring break camp. The camp was founded by an organization called Girls ...

PBS NewsHour

Marcia Biggs

30 March 2019

Rivera Hernandez, Honduras

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Residents of Rivera Hernandez, Honduras are trying to improve their community in a district that’s under gang control. One such effort is a vocational school to train children and adults in electricity and solar energ...

Model D

Patrick Dunn

26 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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There is a lack of new and local talent in the mobility industry, so the Michigan Mobility Institute started the Detroit Mobility Lab to issue Masters degrees in Mobility after a 9-12 month program. The Lab partners w...

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...

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