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  • Department of Education: No Sequestration Cuts for 2012-13 School Year

    The Department of Education announced that it will not implement Perkins cuts in the 2012-13 school year and will apply the cuts to the 2013-14 school year. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:38:05 PM

  • Level Funding for Perkins in House Appropriations Subcommittee

    On July 18, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee passed its version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funding bill. The $150 billion appropriations measure, which included funding for programs in the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, provided level funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:37:23 PM

  • 14 States Win Grants to Link K12 With Postsecondary and/or Workforce Data

    13 states and the District of Columbia were awarded grants for the development and linking of postsecondary and/or workforce data within the state's K-12 data system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:36:39 PM

  • Perkins Level-funded in Senate Spending Bill

    On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending bill by a vote of 16-14 along party lines. The bill provides $158 billion for a range of federal Labor-HHS-Ed programs and includes level funding for Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:35:25 PM

  • Senate Passes Farm Bill

    With a vote of 64-35, the Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, commonly known as the 2012 Farm Bill, last week. The proposed legislation, a continuation of previous farm bills, will appropriate funds and set policy for most of the agricultural sector over the next five years.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:34:44 PM

  • Senate Subcommittee Passes Appropriations Bill

    On Tuesday, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee held a markup of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 appropriations bill, which includes funding for education and workforce training programs like Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:25:42 PM

  • House Marks up Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

    The House Education and Workforce Committee met yesterday to mark up the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4297). Introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the bill would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:09:26 PM

  • Certificates Lead to Higher Earnings Than Bachelor Degrees, for Some Fields of Study

    Certificates can provide greater earnings than some associate and bachelor degrees, although the return on investment varies by field of study, according to a new report from the prolific researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:08:41 PM

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