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Notes on CTE & Students with Disabilities

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At the October 11 CTE Council meeting, we discussed the impact of CTE on Students with Disabilities. A special Discussion Page for comments, questions and web resources is now on-line. Visit:

CTE and Students with Disabilities

and add your perspective.

(You can also reach the page through the ABOUT US menu at the upper left.)


Imaging On The Verge Offers Teachers Night at PhotoPlus Show

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The afternoon before the big PhotoPlus Exposition at the Javits Center on October 24, B&H Photo is presenting Imaging on the Verge, three free conference workshops for photo teachers along with networking opportunities and a 7:00 pm reception.

From the event web site, a description for the session Higher Education Photo Programs: Key Points to the Admissions Process:

The stress levels are high, the competition is fierce; but exactly what do higher education photography programs look for in the students they accept? A panel of both photography educators and admissions staff involved in the review process will describe firsthand what schools want and expect in their applicants. High school educators seeking to prepare their students for the post secondary admissions process will benefit from valuable insights to better prepare students for admission to the school of their choice. Applicable to high school level educators. All attendees are entered to win a $1000 B&H gift card.

Visit Imaging on the Verge for more information and a link to PhotoPlus Expo registration.


June CTE Spotlight

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The latest edition of the CTE Spotlight newsletter from the Department of Education is now available on-line. The second issues of the PDF publication includes:

  • An in-depth feature on the Academy for Careers in TV and Film, a CTE high school in Long Island City that includes a student-led film production company.
  • A guest column by Francoise Jacobsohn, Vice-Chair of the CTE Advisory Council and Equality Works Project Manager for Legal Momentum, detailing the New York City Pipeline Project to support gender equity in CTE.
  • An interview with Food and Finance High School senior Lazarus Lynch, who organized the first annual Youth Hunger Summit at his school in April, packaging over 10,000 meals for underfed New Yorkers.
  • Roundups of CTE competitions and articles and reports on career and technical education.

The Spotlight was designed and produced by students of Chelsea Career and Technical High School under the guidance of teacher Scott Fowler. We thank the students, congratulate them on their graduation and wish them the very best of luck.5

For more information or to suggest story ideas for future issues, please email editor Nicholas Martinez.


IAM Students Featured at TEDxHarlem March 27 at the Apollo

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Let's Move

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Students from the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM) in Brooklyn will present their advertising work during the TEDxHarlem Conference on March 27th at the world renowned Apollo Theater. The 4A’s and the Advertising Club of New York partnered with the LivingLabs Foundation to create the opportunity for IAM students to develop an integrated advertising campaign for Let’s Move, First Lady Michele Obama’s youth initiative.

IAM students were first introduced to the Let’s Move initiative during Advertising Week 2011 where they developed the print ad seen here with full service advertising agency Deutsch. The Let’s Move Challenge at TEDxHarlem will not only provide students a great platform to develop ideas that address a generational epidemic, but demonstrates the potential of Career and Technical Education (CTE) public high schools in New York City and across the country.

TEDx was created in the spirit of TED Conference’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDxHarlem is expected to have 2,000 attendees from Harlem and surrounding communities throughout the five boroughs taking part in a broad collection of events and presentations featured that day. IAM was selected as the only high school invited to participate and speak during this event.

Purchase tickets for TEDxHarlem at Ticketmaster.

Fordham Arts Students Work Backstage at the Vital Theatre

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Fordham Arts students on the job

Fordham High School for the Arts interns Kiera Ford, Justin Velasquez, Alicia Villanueva, Joseph Lynch and Kelsey Van-Tull are working as backstage crew, sound operators and house management staff for Vital Theatre Company’s production of THE BULLY running now until February 26. The students learned their backstage roles by studying their ‘call sheets’, by rehearsing and performing ‘quick changes’ with the show’s actors and by practicing complicated set moves under the tutelage of professional stage manager Ashley Scoles.

THE BULLY, directed by Linda Ames Key, Education Director at Vital, opened to rave reviews. Time Out New York Kids wrote, “Once again, Vital triumphs with a production that speaks to kids on their own terms about a subject that really, truly matters.”

The Fordham High School students’ internships are part of the Work-Based Learning component of their CTE program which provides authentic, real life work experiences in their field of study.


Teaching Teachers about “Technology in Health Care and Education”

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The Fifth Annual Health Careers Industry Advisory Commission conference on November 2 will focus on the impact of information technology on the delivery of healthcare. A keynote speaker and experts from the technology, education and health care sector ... Read more