Get Up to Speed

We know it’s often a challenge to find time to check bookmarked blogs and websites or to peruse magazines and industry journals to stay on top of the latest news. So here’s a roundup of relevant, interesting career development news and topics you may have missed over the holidays. Check back for more roundups throughout the year.


News, Research, and Reports

Hot EdTech Trends for 2017 
In this eSchool News article, educators and tech leaders look back on 2016 and predict where trends in teaching and learning will head this new year.

Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs 
Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce examines which sectors of the labor market afford individuals the best route to a middle-class income. Using forecasts, they identify the most promising clusters for job seekers with a high school diploma or less, middle skills such as a certificate or associate degree, and those with bachelor’s degrees or better.

Many States Fall Short of College and Workforce Expectations

In November 2016, Achieve released a new edition of How the States Got Their Rates, a report compiling high school diploma options available to the class of 2015 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia alongside their graduation rates. The analysis looked at how many diplomas a state offered, whether the diplomas required students to complete college and career-ready course requirements, and if student subgroup outcomes were reported by diploma type.

Report on Parents' Knowledge of Student Data Privacy
The Future of Privacy Forum recently published the results of a survey evaluating what public school parents know about the use of technology and collection of their child’s data, as well as their perspectives on the benefits and risks of student data use within the educational system. Results showed that  94% of parents want to know with whom and why their child's academic record is shared. When asked who should be allowed to view their child’s data, parents’ top pick was school principals. Only 43% of parents said they felt comfortable with their student’s data being shared with education technology companies.

Note: Kuder employs many controls and policies to ensure data security, maintain students’ privacy, and protect user information, including full compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 [“COPPA”] and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act [FERPA]. Our complete Privacy Policy can be found here.

Global Information Technology 2016 Report

With its theme of “Innovating in the Digital Economy,” The Global Information Technology Report 2016, published by the World Economic Forum, highlights the ways in which the digital revolution is changing both the nature of innovation and the rising pressure for employers to innovate.



Feedback Request: Integrated Postsecondary Data Education System (IPEDS) 2016-2019

The U.S. Department of Education, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. The Department is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR). Comments are being accepted through January 17.  



Become a CTE Advocate
Becoming an advocate is one of the most important actions you can take to secure the future of CTE. Click the link above for information and resources, including tips on how to work with policymakers, media and community outreach, fact sheets, and more.

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About The Author

Stephanie Sherrod

Stephanie Sherrod is a marketing manager for Kuder. Before joining the company in 2015, she spent 15 years as a consultant, writer, and editor for organizations in varying industries, including a major textbook publisher in Chicago, Illinois. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Io ... read more

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