We talk a lot about career and technical education (CTE) at ExcelinEd. This policy offers states an exciting opportunity to set up their local economies, employers and students for long-term success.
As #CTEMonth draws to a close, I hope you’ll take a look at the great resources, articles and posts below to identify ways to strengthen CTE programs for students in your state.
Governor Jeb Bush on CTE
Students Need Robust CTE Pathways to Fill America’s Skills Gap. Here Are 3 Things States Must Do to Make This Happen.
Tools for Policymakers
New Work-Based Learning Playbook for Policymakers
25+ Resources to Help Advance Quality CTE
The Dynamic Duo: CTE and School Counseling
What is CTE, and how can it serve students in your state?
Quality in CTE Programs: It’s All About the Data
How Can States Avoid ‘Some College, No Degree’?
Hawaii May Be CTE’s Emerging Powerhouse
Transforming CTE won't truly be realized if we don't confront the need to simultaneously improve school counseling. Good stuff from @ExcelinEd here. #CTEMonth #SchoolCounselorWeek https://t.co/kwJcre4qP3
— Nathan Hoffman (@Milenatehoff) February 6, 2020
New blog from @ExcelinEd features @CTEWorks' report on the state role in defining "high-skill," high-wage" and "in-demand" & implications for identifying/collecting data on credentials of value: https://t.co/xPZ6JUf3mM
— Kate (Blosveren) Kreamer (@KateRobynBlos) February 21, 2020
The latest @ExcelinEd blog post focuses on the #somecollegenodegree population and features the work of our partners at @LuminaFound as well as the latest issue brief in our Attainment for All series – read more here: https://t.co/r5wnshTQJo
— The Hunt Institute (@Hunt_Institute) February 12, 2020
— Alex Harris (@Alex_HKLCastle) February 26, 2020
Thanks @ExcelinEd @The74 for highlighting the Innovative Learning Opportunities Pilot program in Colorado @COSucceeds supported this policy to allow for flexibility in seat time and more work-based learning, check it out https://t.co/gXoBBt2qK6 #AgilityAgenda
— Kelly Caufield (@COSucceedsKelly) February 25, 2020
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Milton Hershey School was joined by more than 25 contributors, including @ExcelinEd, for an #MHSChat on the value of apprenticeships in honor of #CTEMonth. View highlights from the chat: https://t.co/q8oZtRi0qu. #CTEatMHS pic.twitter.com/EUdywl4NCo
— MiltonHersheySchool (@miltonhershey) February 25, 2020
About the author
Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds
Lizzette serves as Vice President of Policy for ExcelinEd, bringing almost three decades of policy and legislative experience at both the state and federal level to the organization. In her home state of Texas, Lizzette served as deputy legislative director for then-Gov. George W. Bush and most recently as Chief Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Education Agency. Under Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Lizzette served as Special Assistant in the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, where she guided the reauthorizations of IDEA and Head Start. She also served as the Secretary’s Regional Representative under Secretary Margaret Spellings. Her career reflects deep experience in education policy development and implementation as well as the “how-to” of legislative work needed to advance education reforms. Among her numerous appointments, Lizzette currently sits on the board of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, the Austin advisory board of IDEA Public Schools and the advisory board of UTeach. She received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University.