Career-Focused Education as a Statewide Mandate

Posted on December 03, 2012

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Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Career-Focused Education as a Statewide Mandate: Eight High Schools in South Carolina

presented by

Cathy Hammond and Cairen Withington

Learn how a statewide career-focused education reform affected some aspects of Career and Technical Education in the sample schools.

Hear about some of the challenges schools faced in implementing a comprehensive career-focused education reform.

Hear about how the reform had an impact on many students, across various groups.

Our featured experts will be Dr. Cathy Hammond and Ms. Cairen Withington, who recently completed a five-year longitudinal study of this issue as it relates to Career and Technical Education and Programs of Study. The study was conducted through the National Dropout Prevention Center, with collaboration from the University of Louisville, and funded by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education.

Supplementary materials and all necessary information about participating fully in this professional development opportunity are found on our Web site at If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the National Dropout Prevention Center at or 864-656-2580.

This Webcast is produced in partnership with Clemson Radio Productions and with support from Penn Foster and Catapult Learning.

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