• The State of American Trade Schools

    From Popular Mechanics:  This is a golden time for postsecondary trade and tech schools. Not just because they’re becoming more profitable than ever. But because, at least according to some, they’re finally shaking off the stigma that...

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  • At Colorado, a Breach in Football’s Wall

    From NY Times:  The University of Colorado hired a new football coach in December and, as coaches are wont to do, he talked tough. “Our team, we will be physical,” Coach Mel Tucker said at his introductory...

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  • Four Reasons Why Teens Should Learn a Trade

    From Grown and Flown:  In recent decades there has been a strong push in American education to prepare all high school students for college. Whether the intention has been to marginalize career and technical training or whether...

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  • The Hot New Gen-Z Trend Is Skipping College

    From Vice:  On a recent Wednesday morning, about 20 students at Queens Technical High School marched into a supply closet and retrieved what looked, to an outsider, like silver suitcases. They sat back down at the classroom’s...

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  • Developing the Next Generation of Skilled Workers to Combat the Labor Shortage

    From Builder:  The construction industry’s labor shortage can feel overwhelming. “Depending on whose numbers you’re looking at, over the last twelve months there’s been about 200,000 unfilled jobs in the residential construction industry,” says John Courson, president...

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  • A Terrible Thing to Waste

    From The Boston Globe:  In life, Aaron Hernandez weighed a muscular 240 pounds. In death, the most important part of his body was 3½ pounds. That was the approximate weight of the former New England Patriots player’s...

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  • Meet the New Vo-Techs

    From BDC Network:  Anyone looking for the latest trends that are driving K-12 education might turn their attention to the $82 million, 375,000-sf Olathe (Kan.) West High School, which opened last fall in this Kansas City suburb....

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  • The Tragic Diagnosis They Already Knew: Their Brother Died With C.T.E.

    From New York Times:  To the family of the former N.H.L. player Jeff Parker, the posthumous diagnosis of C.T.E., or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, was the predictable conclusion. All those hits to the head, including that final one...

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  • ‘Signing Day’ Recognizes High School Seniors Starting Jobs, Not College

    From Mother Nature Network:  The familiar high school rituals take place every spring. Athletes sign letters of intent to play for college programs as their coaches beam with pride, the photographs splashed across social media. Other high...

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  • Messenger: As Friday night lights return, father honors memory of son with straight talk about concussions

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Every few days John Gaal sends me a link to a story or a study about concussions and football. There’s the one, for instance, that found that 110 out of 111 donated brains from ex-NFL...

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