Understanding Perkins and Helping Others to Understand Perkins

June 21, 2018

By Lesley Keeling-Olson

I always thought I would get to the point of fully understanding Perkins, but I now realize that I don’t want to become static or comfortable with resting on my laurels.   For the last ten years, every…

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Nontraditional Gender CTE Reflections

May 23, 2019

By Lesley B. Keeling-Olson, Ed.D. 

I am a nontraditional gender participant, completer, and current practitioner, and I am proud of the fact that I am still active in the field after 30 years.  Because I am representative of the Perkins…

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Student Placement 4p1 Webinar

April 26, 2018

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Student Retention or Transfer 3P1 Webinar

March 27, 2018

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2P1 or not 2P1: that is the question…

March 26, 2018


by: Catherine O’Brien

Even Career and Technical Educators can play with Shakespeare. And the answer to the question is “absolutely 2P1!”

Achieving Perkins measures 2P1, 3P1, and 4P1 is a determining factor…

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Credential, Certificate, or Diploma (2p1) Webinar

February 07, 2018

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Best Practices for Perkins 5P1 / 5P2… Welcome to the Garden

September 25, 2017

Bob Hatton writes an article about gardening which appears in my local newspaper every Sunday.  I do not have a big yard and only a very tiny garden, but I read his tips about how to improve and maintain it. Some of his best practices (like seed…

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While one Perkins is ending another Perkins is beginning.

May 24, 2017

While many individuals who work at Texas Community Colleges are beginning their relaxation time for summer, I too am a Perkins Basic Grant Director yet relaxation is far from my thoughts.  The preparation for next year’s Perkins Basic Grant…

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Welcome to the TACTE Perkins Updates blog

May 18, 2017

Welcome to the TACTE Perkins Updates blog!

The purpose of this blog is to provide a means for ALL Perkins stakeholders within the state of Texas to communicate.

The plan is to add new blogs at least once every two months.


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