State planning career education overhaul

Article By: Will Sentell | January 22, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

State education leaders are finalizing a proposal to make sweeping changes in Louisiana’s long-troubled career education program for public high schools.

“It is time we remove the stigma of career education,” state Superintendent of Education John White said Tuesday evening during a public forum on the plan.

The revamp, which is called Jump Start, is touted as a way for school districts, colleges and businesses to re-energize career and technical education, and ensure that students have the technical skills to land what economic development officials call a wave of top-paying jobs in Louisiana.

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