Join us at ACTE's 2013 National Policy Seminar: Climbing the Hill

Join us at ACTE's 2013 National Policy Seminar: Climbing the Hill


March 4-6, 2013
Washington, DC

Center Director Jim Stone will participate in two major events on ACTE's dynamic NPS agenda. On Monday morning, he will present a special session on the power and impact of CTE; for those not able to attend, this session will also be presented as a simultaneous webinar event. On Wednesday, he will moderate an expert panel on state-related topics that have implications for CTE and education.

Making the Case for CTE: What the Research Shows    

Presenter: James R. Stone, III, Ed.D., Director, NRCCTE
Date/Time: Monday, March 4, 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA (Room TBA)

Can't attend in person? Register for the simultaneous webinar. This webinar will be archived here on our website for those who can't join us live.

Nearly all students in high school take CTE coursework, and most students in community colleges major in career-oriented/CTE programs. In this presentation, Dr. Stone will highlight research-based evidence demonstrating the power of CTE to get students engaged in learning, improve their academic and technical achievement, raise high school graduation rates, and promote students' successful transition into and completion of community college career programs. Attendees will learn more about the impact of “majoring” in CTE, the importance of curriculum integration and CTE's connections to the common core state standards, and more.

The State Effect: National Implications of State Policies

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 6, 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.             
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, VA, Salons A-K
There are many policies being initiated outside of the federal government - not the least of which is the Common Core State Standards. What should you expect and how will these policies affect you and your students? Hear from a panel of experts concerning the significance, potential, and impacts.

Panelists include:

  • James R. Stone III, NRCCTE, Moderator 
  • Tina Grant, National College Credit Recommendation Service. Ms. Grant will discuss how credit recommendations can facilitate secondary to post-secondary articulation agreements with state systems.
  • Erica Williams, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Ms. Williams will help attendees understand where things stand for states as they emerge from the recession, and will identify those policies that may threaten recovery and CTE funding in states.
  • Liz Ross, National Association of State Boards of Education. Ms. Ross will provide information about a state-led initiative focused on implementation of the Common Core and how states are preparing for Common Core implementation.

Learn more and register for ACTE's 2013 National Policy Seminar.