Examining The Impact of Career and Technical Education.

On this episode of the E4E podcast, we talk with Dr. Ken Shores, Arielle Lentz, and Dr. Bart Gill. Ken is an assistant professor specializing in education policy in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on educational inequality and encompasses descriptive and causal inference. He addresses racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequality in test scores, school disciplinary policy, classification systems, and school resources. Arielle is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Education Statistics and Research Methods program at the University of Delaware’s School of Education. Bart is the Education Associate, AgriScience for the Delaware Department of Education. He oversees all Agricultural Education programs in the state and the Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics programs. Bart is responsible for advancing agricultural education through improving agricultural education curriculum and assessment. Today, Ken and Arielle discuss their research on postsecondary educational and employment outcomes for students involved in Delaware’s Secondary Career and Technical Education Program, and Bart provides an overview of Delaware’s CTE program, its practical effects for Delaware students and describes the research needs of the Delaware Department of Education surrounding concentrator designations.