Career and Tech Ed. Courses Don't Boost Chances of College-Going, Study Finds

CATHERINE GEWERTZ | October 31, 2017

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Taking career and technical education classes in high school increases students' odds of graduating on time, but doesn't improve their chances of enrolling in college, according to a paper published Tuesday. The findings are likely to inform the expanding national conversation about the role that career and technical education can play in the lives of high school students as they prepare for jobs and college. Policymakers are increasingly touting CTE as a road to college, and the new paper adds to evidence that questions how solid that linkage is.

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