Career and Technical Education Leaders present about CTE benefits for students

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – CTE leaders say there are about 30 programs at the Pathways Innovation Center for students to take advantage of. Benefits like getting a career or college credentials in high school are a couple of reasons why leaders are hoping to get the word out.



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Career and Technical Education Leaders present about CTE benefits for students

“Students can get a college degree or go into the workforce and support a family with little or no debt,” said Lucas Dow, Administrator at Pathways Innovation Center.

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Rob Hill, a construction teacher at Pathways, adds they don’t want to steal the thunder from junior colleges but work together with them.

“We feed into our programs for our students’ desire to go to post-secondary education and we have a seamless partnership between the two,” Hill said.

Dow adds another recent advantage of

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Higher ed leaders slam Trump order on ‘divisive’ diversity training

Dive Brief:

  • Leaders from across the higher education sector are criticizing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning diversity training programs the administration deems “divisive.”

  • College administrators and legal experts say the directive, which could apply to public and private institutions, has the potential to erode initiatives designed to combat racism and sexism. It could also curb academic freedoms. 

  • However, enforcing it could prove difficult, and colleges and universities may have trouble figuring out whether they’re in compliance. 

Dive Insight:

Trump issued the executive order earlier this month as an expansion of a similar restriction on government employees. It bars federal contractors from using training that “inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating.” 

The order also applies to federal grant recipients. It states that they can’t use that money to “promote” what the White House considers “divisive concepts.” Those

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Educate Maine announces three education leaders join its board of directors

Incoming members bring unique skills and experience as Educate Maine thanks two retiring board members for their service

PORTLAND – Educate Maine has announced that three education leaders have joined its board of directors. They are Hancock County Technical Center Director Amy Boles, Bowdoin College Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Michael Cato and Ellen Halliday, superintendent of RSU 29 (Hammond, Houlton, Littleton and Monticello). The new board members’ backgrounds and experience in education align with current education and workforce preparedness priorities in Maine and Educate Maine’s mission to ensure all Maine people are college and career ready. The announcement coincides with the departure of two long-serving board members, business consultant Ron Bancroft and business and public affairs executive Chris Hall.

“As we celebrate the leadership of Ron Bancroft and Chris Hall and thank them for their last nine years of guidance as board members, we are excited to

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Foley to meet university leaders as classes move online

The Minister for Education Norma Foley will meet university leaders early this week to discuss how best to bring some level of certainty to students about the academic year and the move to digital learning amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The director general of the Irish Universities Association Jim Miley has said that the announcement by Government on Friday to deliver all classes online for the next three weeks brings extra challenges but the universities have mobilised to respond.

Mr Miley said that substantial additional supports for students to access digital learning are needed as well as mental health supports for students, who are faced with a very difficult position.

He told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that universities have no option but to respond to the public health advice and that although it is a massive logistical operation, it had been mostly completed over the weekend.

In some cases, Mr Miley said

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Technical education is needed to create tomorrow’s essential workers and leaders | Opinion

By Todd Bonsall

Each generation strives to make its mark. As an educator, I am especially encouraged by the passion and determination of today’s youth to be part of something greater than themselves. This drive was magnified as the pandemic unfolded over the spring semester. Our students at Hunterdon County Vocational School District (HCVSD) not only impressed me through efforts to collect PPE and to make “thank you” bags for frontline workers but through conversations with staff and each other about leveraging their education to make a more sustainable, lasting impact on our nation and beyond. This should encourage all of us about the future.

These bright, motivated young people seek educational experiences that enable them to connect with similarly minded peers while offering opportunities to make a difference through research, health care, education, public service and more. They are looking for pathways to bring about great change and the

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Public Health Leaders Vow Science, Not Politics, Will Guide COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated at 1:37 p.m. ET

Amid criticism from Democrats that politics may be guiding decisions at the nation’s top health agencies, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration told Congress on Wednesday that a coronavirus vaccine would not be approved until it met “vigorous expectations” for safety and effectiveness.

“Decisions to authorize or approve any such vaccine or therapeutic will be made by the dedicated career staff at FDA through our thorough review processes, and science will guide our decisions,” FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn told senators.

Hahn continued: “FDA will not permit any pressure from anyone to change that. I will fight for science … I will fight for the integrity of the agency, and I will put the interests of the American people before anything else.”

Four of the top federal officials responsible for managing the coronavirus pandemic all testified before of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and

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Amid criticism from Democrats that politics may be guiding decisions at the nation’s top health agencies, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration told Congress on Wednesday that a coronavirus vaccine would not be approved until it met “vigorous expectations” for safety and effectiveness.

“Decisions to authorize or approve any such vaccine or therapeutic will be made by the dedicated career staff at FDA through our thorough review processes, and science will guide our decisions,” FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn told senators.

Continued Hahn: “FDA will not permit any pressure from anyone to change that. I will fight for science … I will fight for the integrity of the agency, and I will put the interests of the American people before anything else.”

Four of the top federal officials responsible for managing the coronavirus pandemic are testifying

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Families, leaders in special education protest Boston Public Schools’ plan

But the district’s latest plan calls for students with the highest needs to return to schools Oct. 1 for two days a week. Those who attend schools of all high-needs students will be able to return for four days a week on Oct. 12. The rest of the district’s 11,000 special-education students must wait to learn whether they will be able to receive more than two days of weekly in-person school until after the district accommodates all other students wanting to learn in-person.

Karina Paulino-Pena, whose son has Down syndrome and attends Blackstone Elementary School, said last spring he struggled to sit still in front of a computer for more than 15 minutes and couldn’t concentrate or respond to the teacher’s questions.

“Of three therapies that he has to do for 30 minutes every week, he only managed to do one,” she said in Spanish in a statement. “I did

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Halls High School will move online for 10 days, community leaders respond

Students are set to return to in-person instruction on Monday, October 5.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — As Halls High School announces it will move to online learning for 10 days beginning Monday September 21, community gave insight into why that decision was made. 

In a press conference on Friday, KCS Superintendent Bob Thomas said the number of students quarantined, or student absence rate, was the primary metric used in making the decision to go online. 

“The trend has been over the last several days that that number has increased rather significantly,” Thomas said. 

Thomas said the surge in quarantined students could not be traced to one specific event. 

 Dr. Martha Buchanan, director of the Knox County Health Department, said this lack of specification in where the surge came from led the school officials to recommend the switch to online learning. 

“It was scattered throughout the school,” Buchanan said. 

Officials are not

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Building the Next Generation of Signal Leaders | Article

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – The 7th Infantry Division (Bayonets) has developed an innovative approach to bridging the institutional to operational professional development gap with the implementation of their Battalion S6 Certification Course at JBLM. The Bayonet’s chief information section, the G6, hosted the fourth quarterly iteration of the Battalion S6 Certification Course here, Aug 3-7.The week-long course, was designed in line with Bayonet commander Maj. Gen. Xavier T. Brunson’s command philosophy, to train junior Signal officers to be effective, energetic, and engaged within their organization, and certified them to meet the communications requirements of today’s warfighters.“The program is open to officers and noncommissioned officers across JBLM, including America’s 1st Corps, 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and 51st Expeditionary Signal Battalion,” said Maj. Kyle Barrett, Bayonet’s deputy chief information officer. “The primary audience for the course are those young officers and NCOs who are selected to serve as battalion level chief

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