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  • PARCC College and Career Ready Determinations Revealed

    On November 2, The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the two state-led consortia working to develop assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards, unveiled its College- and Career-Ready Determinations (CCRD) policy and Policy-Level Descriptors (PLDs). The CCRD and PLDs, reported about in an earlier CTE Policy Watch blog post, establish a common benchmark to define the academic preparation in English Language Arts/literacy and mathematics which students will need to be college and career ready.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:52:18 PM

  • ACTE Supports New Common ''Career Ready'' Statement

    On Oct. 18, ACTE joined with nearly 30 other national business, education, policy and philanthropic organizations to support a common statement on career readiness. The paper, titled “Building Blocks for Change: What It Means to Be Career Ready,” helps to define what it means to be career ready in the 21st century and unites and amplifies a common voice around the often referenced, but not always fully understood, term.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:51:30 PM

  • New Issues for Area CTE Centers in GI Bill Education Benefits

    Veterans looking to use their GI Bill at an online non-degree granting program will be unable to simply because the programs are non-degree granting.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:49:49 PM

  • Postsecondary Education: Policy Outlook for Next Year

    Inside Higher Ed published an article today on the future of higher education after the November elections. The article discussed financial issues, upcoming and pending legislation, and what to expect if leadership in Congress changes.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:49:10 PM

  • Duncan Talks CTE and Funding in Education Speech

    In a recent speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan touted the Administration’s efforts to strengthen education, while putting forward an agenda for the future. He noted the important role that education has in rebuilding the economy and preparing a highly trained, competitive workforce. Additionally, he laid out a set of important goals for the Department moving forward. Among them was enacting reforms in CTE at the secondary and postsecondary levels as well as more closely aligning CTE with the private sector.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:48:35 PM

  • Congress Finalizes Stopgap Spending Bill Including Funding for Perkins

    Shortly after midnight on Saturday, the Senate passed a six-month Continuing Resolution (CR) that will take effect next week, the beginning of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, and will last until March 27.   The House has already approved the short-term measure that will essentially keep funding on autopilot until the spring. We are pleased to report that the CR provides level-funding for Perkins!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:47:56 PM

  • New Administration Report: Perkins Would Be Cut $92 Million Under Sequestration

    On Friday, the Office of Management and Budget at the White House released a new report that examines how federal funding might be impacted by sequestration. Without congressional intervention, sequestration is scheduled to go into effect on January 2, 2013. According to the report, all non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs that are not exempt from sequestration will be cut 8.2 percent. This means that the Perkins stands to lose approximately $92 million in Fiscal Year 2013 alone!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:37:14 PM

  • Congress Announces Stopgap Funding Bill

    Yesterday, House appropriators released a measure that will provide funding for federal programs, including Perkins, for the first six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Known as a Continuing Resolution (CR), the bill will essentially keep funding on autopilot until March 27, preventing a government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on October 1.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:44:11 PM

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