NRCCTE researchers and staff regularly make presentations and give papers at national and international conferences, conventions, meetings, and special invited sessions.


Education reform policy discussions are increasingly dominated by two themes: college and career readiness and the Common Core State Standards.  The Common Core standards were designed to address the level of abilities students should reach prior to receiving their high school diploma in order to be college and career ready. Forty-five states and three territories have adopted these standards into their curriculum. In this paper, the authors sought to determine the mathematics knowledge and skills students need to be college and career ready.

In this session introduced by James R. Stone III at ACTE's VISION 2013 convention, Tom Thompson and Kristin Gunson of the Oregon Department of Education described the Oregon Applied Academics Project. The on-going success of the NRCCTE’s Math-in-CTE model served as a catalyst for the development of this new problem-based approach to teaching high school mathematics in the state of Oregon, where more than 140 teachers in over 50 schools have been involved in Math-in-CTE since 2006.

In this presentation made at ACTE's VISION 2013 Convention, Marisa Castellano summaries major research findings from the NRCCTE's three field-based studies of programs of study/career pathways.

Jim Stone delivered this keynote address, "What the Research Is Telling Us About High-Quality CTE," at a conference hosted by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the Albert Shanker Institute entitled "Fulfilling The Promise Of a Quality Education for All: 21st Century Career-Technical Education."

Dr. James R. Stone III delivered "Teaching Academics Through CTE: An Authentic Way to Learn" as a keynote address at the 2013 AdvancED Wyoming Fall Conference at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne, WY.