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  • ED Announces Latest i3 Grant Applications

    The U.S. Department of Education has announced the opening of the application process for the final two grant categories of the 2014 Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grant competition, validation and scale-up.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/25/2014 2:08:23 PM

  • Data Driven: The Value of Non-degree Credentials

    U.S. Census Bureau researchers have found that alternative credentials are often associated with higher earnings, particularly professional certifications and licenses.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/24/2014 6:23:00 PM

  • Superintendents Want Deeper Business-education Engagement

    Businesses are engaging with school districts, according to most superintendents in a survey from Harvard Business School and The Boston Consulting Group, but only 12 percent perceived engagement occurring on a deep level.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/23/2014 5:09:26 PM

  • Postsecondary Attainment Rises

    Attainment of an associate or bachelor’s degree grew by 0.7 percent in 2012 for Americans aged 25 to 64, according to the Lumina Foundation, the largest year-to-year increase since Lumina began tracking.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/23/2014 2:04:51 PM

  • Growing Number of Students Bypassing Degrees in Favor of Workplace Skills

     A recent article in Community College Week highlighted the growing number of individuals enrolling in post-secondary CTE to gain skills they can apply in the workplace without pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree. 

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/18/2014 10:50:41 AM

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

    New regulations will require all foods sold in schools to meet strict nutritional standards, impacting many CTE programs. Here are some essential things you need to know to prepare for these new rules.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/28/2014 1:43:00 PM

  • $600 Million Announced for Job-Driven Training Programs

    From existing funds in the Department of Labor, these grants are intended to foster partnerships between community colleges and business and industry to design career training programs and to expand apprenticeship opportunities.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2014 9:36:02 AM

  • The Skills Gap Puzzle

    A new report from CareerBuilder highlights the complex, confusing and multifaceted nature of the skills gap.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2014 9:21:27 AM

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