SBOE member named to national panel on career ed
Whenever she gets the chance, State Board of Education member Phoebe Raulerson makes the case for the importance of career and technical education.
As a former superintendent of Okeechobee County schools, Raulerson saw first hand the need for education programs for students who don't necessarily plan to go to college.
Now the National Association of School Boards of Education has tapped Raulerson to serve on its 26-person task force charged with finding innovative ways to bring career and technical education to the nation's high schools.
According to a DOE press release, the task force will "examine career and technical education issues that influence policy decisions for state boards of education such as access to programs, teacher preparation and certification, curriculum, standards and tests, industry certifications, school business partnerships, and alignment to high school reform efforts." It is supposed to have its report ready in the fall.
Visit the Gradebook and tampabay.com over the weekend for a story on Florida's revived emphasis on career and technical education.