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March 28, 2013
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  • National assessments to test students in technology, engineering
    The National Center for Education Statistics is expected to finish a pilot exam this month that would assess the technology- and engineering-literacy skills of eighth-grade students. A final version of the exam is expected to be administered nationally in 2014. "What we're talking about here is trying to put the 'T-E in STEM," said NCES Commissioner Sean P. "Jack" Buckley. "We've been assessing the [science and math] for some time, but it's been much harder to figure out the framework for an actual, practical, functional field assessment for technology and engineering components." Education Week (premium article access compliments of EdWeek.org) (3/27) Email this Story
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The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  Business 
 
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  ACTE News 
  • Last week for VISION session proposals!
    The CareerTech VISION 2013 call for presentations is now open! Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to submit to present at the premier annual event for career and technical educators. Please read these instructions, check out the walkthrough ... and submit today!
  • Upcoming webinars
    Don't miss this quick and easy solution to professional development! ACTE webinars are free to all members. As part of our spring series, The CTE Educator as Advocate, join ACTE's Steve DeWitt and Timm Boettcher from the Industry Workforce Needs Council on April 11 to learn about business and industry partnerships; follow that up on May 9 for a look at fundraising for your CTE program. And join our new series on leadership, presented by the U.S. Army -- the first two installments of this series are coming on April 23 and May 28. Learn more and register today!
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