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  • Article Highlights Positive Outcomes of CTE-focused High Schools

    U.S. News and World Report's article "Vocational High Schools: Career Path or Kiss of Death" provides an excellent and thorough report on the benefits and opportunities offered by CTE-focused high schools nationwide.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/6/2014 8:55:24 AM

  • Duncan Defends FY 15 Budget Request with Senate Appropriators

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan went before the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee on April 30, to defend the Administration’s FY 2015 budget request for education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/2/2014 12:49:33 PM

  • States Enact CTE Policies and Legislation

    A new publication from the Education Commission of the States charts recent state CTE activity.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/2/2014 9:24:37 AM

  • College-going Rate Declines Slightly

    Recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows that the percentage of high school graduates immediately enrolling in postsecondary education is continuing a downward slide, to 66 percent in October 2013.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/1/2014 10:42:28 AM

  • High School Graduation Rate Reaches a New High

    The U.S. high school graduation rate has risen to 80 percent, according to new data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/30/2014 10:28:04 AM

  • Duncan Pressed on Perkins Blueprint and CTE Funding in Budget Hearing

    Sec. Duncan appeared at House Education and the Workforce Committee to discuss the Administration’s budget plan. The committee had some pointed questions on the department’s Perkins blueprint and budget request for CTE.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/30/2014 9:20:28 AM

  • Administration Requests Feedback on Career Pathways

    The U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services have issued a Request for Information soliciting feedback on aligning federal grants and services in order to develop high-quality career pathways systems.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/29/2014 9:41:53 AM

  • What You Need to Know: Implementing School Nutrition Regulations for CTE Part II

    New regulations will require all foods sold in schools to meet strict nutritional standards, impacting many CTE programs. Part two of this series will examine some regulatory exemptions available.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/25/2014 2:56:22 PM

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