• ACTE CareerTech Vision 2015
  • CTE Month
  • MidWinter 2016
  • NPS
  • Region V
  • Premier Program Series
  • Membership

Message of the Day

81 percent of dropouts say relevant, real-world learning opportunities would have kept them in high school.

Bridgeland et al, The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2006

President's Letter

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From the Desk of Lisa Doll

Dear ACTEAZ Members,

Every new school year is a new beginning, a time of hope, new ideas and unknown opportunities for all of our educators and students for the upcoming year.  ACTEAZ is committed to working with our members to explore and highlight those ideas and opportunities.  We continue to work hard to create opportunities for our members through professional development, awards and scholarship programs, student contests and the various partnerships we have.


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Can AZ lead in career and technical education despite millions in cuts?

Arizona Education News posted a three part series on the recent budget cuts and how it will affect CTE in Arizona.

The article series highlights the importance of CTE for students, illustrates what the budget cuts will do to CTE in the 2016-2017 year and touches on some of the misconceptions people have of CTE.

Exciting CTE News

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First Lady First Lady Speaks About CTE

Recently the First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke about CTE and her belief in its ability to provide students opportunities to Reach Higher and succeed in their lives.  CTSO Students in attendance were notably excited to be able to discuss and share with the First Lady.