Equity or Excellence in Vocational Education

Published by EducationNews.org — Open enrollment or selective admissions; equity or excellence? I first visited William M. Davies Career & Technical Center almost 20 years ago, for a story about workforce development.  But the real story, back then — revealed only off-the-record — was that the school leaders were freaking out over the state’s mandate that theContinue reading “Equity or Excellence in Vocational Education”

When a School Makes Itself Useful To Business

Published by EducationNews.org — Manufacturing supports an estimated 17 million jobs in the U.S.—about one in six private sector jobs.  The sector badly needs more trained workers. Eighteen years ago, on his first day as the new Superintendent of Blackstone Regional Vocational Technical School (BRVTS) Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick found an envelope on his desk, left byContinue reading “When a School Makes Itself Useful To Business”