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New FERPA Regulations Seek to Balance Privacy with Flexibility

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Late last week the U.S. Department of Education released new regulations for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). These long anticipated regulations seek to “safeguard student privacy while giving states the flexibility to share school data that can be helpful in judging the effectiveness of government investments in education.” The amended regulations will take effect on January 3, 2012.

The new FERPA regulations expand access to data in a variety of ways. First, they broaden the types of individuals or entities that can receive data for evaluation or audit purposes. This will allow states to link data across sectors, such as education and workforce, so that state departments of education can disclose data to state departments of labor or workforce to be used to evaluate education programs such as those supported by the Perkins Act.

Second, the regulations allow postsecondary institutions to disclose data to K-12 agencies with the purpose of evaluating how well the K-12 system has prepared students for postsecondary education. This is a change from the previous interpretation of FERPA which held that data could be disclosed only to evaluate or audit programs of the disclosing agency.

Finally, the new regulations broaden the definition of “education program” in the context of evaluation and auditing to mean any program that is principally engaged in the provision of education, including, career and technical education, adult education, and job training. Note that this definition includes not only programs administered by an education agency, but education programs administered by any entity. This reinforces the reality that not all education programs are administered by a state education agency, but may be overseen by a state labor or workforce agency.

For more information, there are two webinars scheduled for this week:

 

Nancy Conneely, Public Policy Manager

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NASDCTEc Webinar on the Green Education Pilot Curriculum Project (Broadcast September 27) PowerPoint and Recording Resources

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The two new Green Education Foundation’s pilot offerings for Career Technical Education schools, including the Green Building Course and the new professional development course for K-12 faculty entitled Sustainability Education Concepts and Teaching Methods were shared at a recent webinar broadcast. For those who were unable to attend this broadcast, the resources include the following:

Broadcast Recording

PowerPoint

These resources, along with other webinar broadcast resources from earlier NASDCTEc webinars, are readily available on our website.

Ramona Schescke, Member Services Manager

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NASDCTEc Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Advocating

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Recent cuts to the Perkins Act and the threat of further cuts to all discretionary programs reinforces the need to let Congress know that CTE programs are vitally important to preparing individuals for careers and turning around the economy.

Join NASDCTEc’s Public Policy Manager, Nancy Conneely, as she walks you through how to be an effective advocate for Perkins and CTE. While many use the terms “lobbying” and “advocating” interchangeably, there is a difference. So, even if your state prohibits you from lobbying, there are still things you can do to bring attention to the importance of CTE at a time when it is needed more than ever.

When: Wednesday September 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. EST
Where: http://nasdcte.adobeconnect.com/advocacy/

You do not need to register for this webinar. Simply log in using the link on September 14th.

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California Partnership Provides College- and Career-Ready Curricula

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

NASDCTEc President Serves as Expert Panelist

NASDCTEc President Patrick Ainsworth will serve as an expert panelist in College and Career Readiness, Part 3: The Practitioner Perspective, a webinar that highlights a model college- and career-readiness program in California.

The Alliance for Excellent Education will host the webinar Tuesday, May 31 from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET during which the efforts of a particularly-innovative school, the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART), will be featured. CART demonstrates how a partnership with the Fresno and Clovis Unified School Districts in California “provides college- and career-preparatory curricula and project-based experiences that mirror the realities of today’s workplace,” according to the Alliance.

Patrick Ainsworth, also Assistant Superintendent and Director of Secondary, Career, and Adult Learning Division, California Department of Education, joins other state representatives during the webinar:

Register and submit questions for the May 31 webinar online.

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Register Now for May 9 NASDCTEc Webinar on CTE and College and Career Ready Standards: Preparing Students for Further Education and Careers

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Members and friends, register now for the upcoming NASDCTEc webinar Career Technical Education and College and Career Ready Standards: Preparing Students for Further Education and Careers

Join us as we discuss NASDCTEc’s third vision paper on supporting students’ acquisition of college and career ready standards. We will hear about Kansas’ efforts to integrate the Career Clusters Essential Knowledge and Skills Statements with the Common Core State Standards. Additionally, Cisco will describe their framework used to integrate career technical education with college and career ready standards.

May 9, 2011 3 p.m., Eastern

Event number: 207 349 686

Event password: prepare

REGISTER NOW

Webinar will be one hour in length and will be recorded.

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How To Develop a Statewide Program of Study: 5 States Model Process

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Career technical education (CTE) is dedicated to preparing students to succeed in life and work.  However, exactly how CTE programs prepare students vary and consequently so do students’ levels of success. To encourage consistency and offer the best learning experiences for students, some states are spearheading efforts to build systems structured by commonly-defined programs of study (POS).

NASDCTEc has been following five states over the last year as they work to answer the question: what is the best way for our state to develop a statewide model POS?

The National Research Center for CTE, the Academy for Education Development, MPR Associates and NASDCTEc, collaborated to provide technical support for states working toward statewide implementation of POS. Those states are Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio and Oregon. Through multiple interviews with team leads and facilitators and attendance at major meetings, NASDCTEc has compiled the following report:

Developing a Statewide Model Program of Study: Five States Share Insights.

The report begins by outlining the overall shared process the states went through. It goes on to highlight each particular state and their achievements, challenges, what worked, and their insights on how to bring together an effective team.

We hope you will find this report to shine a light on some of the speed-bumps that can obscure your path as you work on POS in your own state, as well as provide examples of how to be successful in developing a statewide model POS.

Upcoming webinar:

We will host a webinar on this theme at 3 p.m. on March 8th. Team leads Brian Durham (IL), John Pritchett (GA) and Tom Thompson (OR) will be with us to illuminate the statewide POS development process by giving a behind-the-scenes look at one of their milestone achievements. Register now!

Don’t miss this opportunity and this opportunity to learn from those who have already begun the development of a statewide model POS.

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Webinar Reminder: Washington Update: State of the Union, Funding and the New Congress

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to register for today’s NASDCTEc webinar Washington Update: State of the Union, Funding and the New Congress

When: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4 p.m. Eastern

Join Nancy Conneely, NASDCTEc’s Public Policy Manager, as she walks you through all that’s happening in Washington. You will hear about the President’s State of the Union Address and his proposed budget, Congressional plans for funding and other bills, and what impact the newly elected Congress could have on education policy in the coming year.

Attendee link to register/access: https://ciscosales.webex.com/ciscosales/onstage/g.php?d=206474096&t=a

Event number: 206 474 096   Event password: update

Questions? Call 301-588-9630.

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Washington Update: State of the Union, Funding and the New Congress

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Join us for an upcoming NASDCTEc webinar: Washington Update: State of the Union, Funding and the New Congress

When: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 4 p.m. Eastern   Register NOW!

Join Nancy Conneely, NASDCTEc’s Public Policy Manager, as she walks you through all that’s happening in Washington. You will hear about the President’s State of the Union Address and his proposed budget, Congressional plans for funding and other bills, and what impact the newly elected Congress could have on education policy in the coming year.

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A Look Inside: A Synopsis of CTE Trends

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Earlier this fall, NASDCTEc hosted a webinar highlighting the recent trends seen in CTE governance, teacher shortages, funding and Career Clusters implementation, based on results collected and analyzed from the 2010 State Profile Survey. We are now happy to announce the release of A Look Inside: A Synopsis of CTE Trends, a four-part series analyzing state CTE data and initiatives:

Each section within the series provides a closer look and a better understanding of the structure and trends within CTE. While states are grappling with how to plan for the future in this uncertain economic climate, this series can help provide insights into the movement of CTE throughout the United States.

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DQC Webinar: Exploring a New Role for States: From Compliance-Based to Service-Supporting

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Historically, statewide longitudinal data systems were designed to meet compliance and accountability requirements. With the increasing focus on using data to improve student success, states must ensure that these systems inform and support data use at all levels. States and districts are beginning to take action to work together to align their data efforts to improve system-wide performance and student achievement.

Join the Data Quality Campaign for a webinar on December 15 at 2 p.m. ESTExploring a New Role for States: From Compliance-Based to Service-Supporting. This engaging discussion will focus on the current landscape in three states of their state-district alignment efforts, promising approaches to this work, and drivers for evolving the role of the state. Presenters include:

- Peter Gorman, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
- Bill Hurwitch, Maine Department of Education
- Brian Rawson, Texas Education Agency

Click here to register.

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