Career/Tech Education

California Regulatin'

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California has had anything but a proud history when it comes to monitoring its for-profit institutions. After all, this is a state that in the 1980s gained a suspect reputation as the “diploma mill capital of the world,” as a 2005 independent monitoring report points out.

The Benefits of Dual Enrollment

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Study finds that positive impact of taking college courses in high school extends to a variety of students, including those pursuing technical education.

University Training in the Skilled Trades

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With a wave of retirements expected, institutions find that they must provide a new kind of education to keep up with their own demand for electricians and HVAC mechanics.

Rescue Mission or Hostile Takeover?

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Deal rescues Myers U., and leads to ouster of president who spent a day in jail as agreement was worked out.

No More Study Hall?

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New federal rule relaxes 2006 restrictions on student welfare recipients -- including stipulation on supervised homework -- but experts say barriers to access remain.

When State Oversight Ceases

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Temporary law providing some measure of supervision of California's for-profit colleges expires. The search for a new regulatory system is still stalled.

The New Exit Exam ... for Jobs

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As more states and employers embrace Career Readiness Certificates, many community colleges shift role in job training and adopt new forms of testing.

The Ticktock of the Welfare Clock

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Proposed legislation would allow recipients to count up to 2 years of postsecondary education as "work," up from the current limit of 1 year.

A Compromise Voc-Ed Bill Emerges

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House-Senate conference committee votes to keep Tech-Prep program separate from state grants under Perkins program.

Preparing for the New Perkins Program

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Changes in main U.S. career and technical education program largely reinforce trends already under way at community colleges.

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