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FFA State Leadership Conference – 2013

June 7, 2013 – FFA students from Chandler high schools and Dan Brown, Arizona Department of Education Deputy Associate Superintendent of Career and Technical Education, go all in in celebrating FFA at the FFA State Leadership Conference in Tucson…[Read more...]



Learning that Works

Learning That Works

By Joe Klein Monday, May 14, 2012, TIME Magazine

Photo:  Mark Peterman / Getty Images for TIME

Clyde McBride is one of those everyday saints who, without much fanfare, go about the work of changing, and sometimes saving, the lives of child ren. He teaches agricultural science on the Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Ariz. He’s a memorable-looking fellow, with his cowboy hat…[Read more...]

Programming vocations: Technical schools have evolvedProgramming vocations:  Technical schools have evolved

By Pat Kossan, Friday, November 2, 2012, Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona’s business and education leaders have revamped vocational schools over the years to train high school students to fill the gap between available jobs and qualified applicants. Still, that skills gap is expected to widen during the next decade as technology advances and baby boomers retire….[Read more...]


Arizona DECA Students “Thrive” in Anaheim

Approximately 350 Arizona DECA High School students and teachers traveled to Anaheim, California last week for this year’s Annual International DECA Career Development Conference.   [Read More...]

2013 National FEA Conference

The National Future Educators Association hosted their national conference and competitions at the Hilton Resort Hotel in Orlando, Florida April 26-28, 2013. [Read More...]

Top Arizona FCCLA Students Place Big at the Spring Leadership Conference

Arizona FCCLA Spring Leadership Conference took place on March 21-23 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Hotel in Tucson, AZ. [Read More...]

1,600 AzHOSA Members “Have The Nerve!”

On April 3, 2013 over 1,600 students from around the state asked themselves if “They Had the Nerve” to test their knowledge and skills at the AzHOSA Spring Leadership Conference. [Read More...]

2013 Arizona FEA State Conference and Competitions

The Annual Arizona Future Educators Association State Conference & Competitions took place March 7-8, 2013 on the Grand Canyon University Campus with hundreds of FEA high school students participating in many activities including 30 competitions related to teacher preparation. [Read More...]

Arizona DECA Students THRIVE

Over 2,300 students, teachers, administrators and business professionals attended the annual Arizona DECA Career Development Conference from March 3-5 at the Phoenix Convention Center and Arizona Science Center. [Read More...]

University of New England Announces New Online M.S.Ed. in Career and Technical Education

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The University of New England (UNE) announces the launch of its master’s in education in career and technical education. UNE is currently accepting students for admission to the program for the Spring 2013 term. [Read More...]

Arizona FFA attends the 85th National FFA Convention!

Over 500 Arizona students and teachers recently returned from the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. While at the convention, these students joined over 56,000 other students from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. While in Indianapolis… [Read More...]

Industry partnerships support Mesa’s EVIT, vocational schools

Demonstrating his knowledge of electrical circuits, Jacob Gerken, a Queen Creek High School senior, deftly connects wires to make a light bulb glow. Inspired by his father’s air conditioning business, Gerken is taking part in the first heating, [Read More...]

Arizona DECA Students “Aspire Higher” in Salt Lake City

Approximately 330 Arizona DECA High School students and teachers traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah for this year’s Annual International DECA Career Development Conference.  [Read More...]

Real World Design Challenge First State Winning Team

RWDCSanTanWinnersThe Arizona Department of Education is proud to announce the success of its first state winning team, San Tan Foothills High School’s Team Merjak, at the Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) national competition. [Read More...]

Foothills Students Compete Nationally

Staff Writer, Coolidge Examiner, Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Foothills was one of eight Merit Award winners at the national competition April 21 in Washington, D.C.

Leaders Today….Professionals Tomorrow!

On April 1, 2012 over 1400 students from around the state arrived in Tucson for the 7th AzHOSA Spring Leadership Conference.  The conference was held at the Westin La Paloma Resort and hosted by the 2011-2012 AzHOSA State Officers. [Read More...]

Top Arizona FCCLA Students Place Big at the Spring Leadership Conference

Arizona FCCLA Spring Leadership Conference took place on March 29-31 for the first time at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Hotel in Tucson, AZ. Over 800 students, teachers, business members and community leaders from all across Arizona attended. [Read More...]

Arizona Students and Teachers Attend 45th Annual Skills USA Arizona Championships

On March 27 and 28, 1,975 Arizona high school and post secondary students traveled to Phoenix for the 45th Annual SkillsUSA Arizona Championships.  The Championships, held at the Phoenix Convention Center, hosted over 60 hands-on competitions ranging from Building Trades to Web Design and Cosmetology to Law Enforcement. [Read More...]

DECA State Conference Press Release

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal was among the 400 educational administrators, teachers and business and community leaders who joined over 1,850 students at the annual Arizona DECA Career Development Conference on March 4-6 at the Phoenix Civic Plaza and Hyatt Regency Hotel. [Read More...]

1,400 Arizona students demonstrate career skills in competitive setting!

Over 1,400 FFA members gathered on the University of Arizona Campus on Friday, March 2, 2012 for the Arizona FFA annual Spring Conference to participate in developing their future through participating in Career Development Events (CDEs). [Read More...]

Arizona FEA State Conference & Competitions

March 1-2, 2012 Grand Canyon University and the College of Education hosted over 600 students, advisors and guests for the 2012 FEA State Conference & Competitions.  Some 500 students participated in 22 competitions that demonstrated their abilities and skills related to education and teaching preparation. [Read More...]

Arizona Announces State Team Winner in Aeronautical Engineering Contest

By Susan Cooper, February 27, 2012

On February 23, 2012, at ASU Polytechnic, Arizona Department of Education in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Association and PTC announced that the San Tan Foothills High School, Career and Technical Education, Engineering Program in Coolidge was the winner of the Real World Design Challenge state competition.  This is the first year that Arizona has participated in this national competition. Congratulations to Susan Cooper, the Arizona Real World Design Challenge Director and Tracy Rexroat, the CTE State Supervisor for Engineering for a wonderful job in coordinating this competition for the past seven months! [Read More...]

ASU Conference Engages High School Students in “STEM” Careers

By Stacie Spring, Mesa Tribune, February 24,2012

High School students participate in a design and building activity during a break out session of the Make Your Future conference, designed to teach STEM and entrepreneurial skills, at ASU Polytechnic campus. [Read More...]


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