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  • Opportunities for CTE Educators in PARCC States

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the Common Core assessment consortia, provides a number of ways that K-12 educators can get involved in the development of PARCC assessments.This summer 2012, PARCC will be launching an item review committee which is planning to engage with many educators at the state and local levels.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:30:16 AM

  • Departments of Education and Agriculture Collaborate on Career Pathways

    Last week the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education signed an agreement to promote agriculture education postsecondary and career pathways. Under this agreement, the Departments will work together to identify and use career pathways and programs of study that prepare students for employment in the agriculture, food and national resources cluster, including as teachers of agriculture education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:29:48 AM

  • Depts. of Education, Labor and HHS Promote Career Pathways

    In early April, representatives of the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services (HHS) signed a “Dear Colleague” letter highlighting their joint commitment “to promote the use of career pathways approaches as a promising strategy to help adults acquire marketable skills and industry-recognized credentials through better alignment of education, training and employment, and human and social services among public agencies and with employers.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:29:18 AM

  • Administation Proposes Major Changes to Perkins

    On April 19, at an event at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and OVAE Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier released the Administration’s Blueprint for Perkins reauthorization. The Blueprint is titled “Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:28:43 AM

  • ACTE & NASDCTEc Respond to Department of Education Perkins Blueprint

    ACTE responds to the Department of Education Perkins reauthorization blueprint laid out by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:28:09 AM

  • ACTE Releases Guiding Principles to Shape Perkins Reauthorization

    The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is releasing today six guiding principles that it believes should shape the future of the federal investment in career and technical education (CTE) through the reauthorization Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:27:26 AM

  • Tell Congress to Stop Sequestration!

    We have reported in the past on the serious and looming threat of sequestration and its potential devastating effects on federal funding for CTE. The Budget Control Act of 2011 created the “Super Committee” of Members of Congress who were tasked with creating a plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget in the next 10 years. Their failure to reach an agreement triggered a provision in the law that will institute a 9.1 percent automatic across-the-board cut to all discretionary programs on January 2, 2013.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:22:40 AM

  • House Passes Budget Resolution

    On March 29, the full House passed its Fiscal Year 2013 budget resolution authored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). The Ryan budget passed by a vote of 228 to 191 with 10 Republicans voting against the resolution, including House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Denny Rehberg (R-MT).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:22:05 AM

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