Spaces: Career, Technical & Vocational

career education

Sustainable Schools

A Renaissance of Work

career tech

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Workforce Development

Creating business-savvy designs for career tech.

Career Technical Education

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Voc-tech Isn't What It Used To Be

Gateway public spaces welcome the community at new Dover High School

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Value of Partnerships

The proof is in the numberss.

vocational learning labs

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

The New Vo-Tech

Transforming 20th-century vocational workshops into 21st-century learning labs.

Solar Power Savings

Business (Managing K-12 Education)

Using the Sun to Save Money

A school district's path to running completely on solar.

Facility Planning

Making Things to Learn

Better approach offers students a choice.

Regenerative Education

Trends in Green

Regenerative Education

Improving outcomes and changing destinies.

Trends in Green


Let's Make A Deal And Kick the Can Down the Road

This piece was very difficult to write. Influencing what was finally written were: too many false starts and stops to count; changes in strategy; different proposals and the real possibility of coming up with nothing. The shutdown and deficit ceiling part has been rewritten at least five times and this opening three different times. Originally, the title for this piece was “Oh, No! Not Again, or To Be or Not to Be That is the Question,” for the ongoing shutdown, but there was a deal that ended the stalemate late on Wednesday, Oct. 16. However, the pain is not over, nor are the negotiations to solve all of the issues that forced the closure and the brink of not increasing the debt ceiling. The “deal” crafted by Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, and several senators from both parties passed both houses of Congress and was signed by the President, was a short-term fix. This is the reason for the revised title. The deal was not a fix but a temporary band-aid.

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