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  • ACTE Urges Budget Conference Committee to End Sequestration

    Recently, ACTE sent a letter to the chairs of the budget conference committee, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), urging them to work toward strengthening our nation’s investment in CTE by replacing the harmful sequestration cuts in the FY 2014 budget proposal currently being developed by the committee. As we previously reported, the agreement that ended the protracted government shutdown in October included the creation a conference committee of members of the House and Senate who are tasked with creating a finalized budget plan and setting overall funding levels for FY 2014. The committee will also attempt to tackle long-term budgetary issues like entitlement spending, tax reform and sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:49:46 AM

  • Perkins Reauthorization Heats up in House Hearing

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held its second hearing on reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. While the first hearing back in September offered a general overview of how current law is working for states and local school districts, yesterday’s hearing focused on more specific areas of reform.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:48 AM

  • Data for Action: More States Linking K-12 and Workforce Data

    More states are linking data across education and workforce systems, but there is room for further progress, according to the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) 2013 analysis of national and state progress on data effectiveness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:23 AM

  • President Announces New Grant Opportunity for CTE Partnerships

    Today, President Obama announced a new, $100 million competitive grant opportunity named "Youth CareerConnect." The funds will be awarded from the Department of Labor's revenues from the H-1B visa program and the grants will also be administered by the Department of Labor.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:33:21 PM

  • Data Points to Shifts in CTE Coursetaking Patterns

    According to an analysis from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CTE coursetaking was on the decline from 1990 to 2009, while academic coursetaking increased. In addition, CTE coursetaking patterns shifted.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:29:38 PM

  • ETA Assistant Secretary Seleznow Lauds Competency-based Approaches

    Eric Seleznow, Employment and Training Administration Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided a few remarks on November 18 at a New America Foundation event titled "A Natural Fit?: Community Colleges and Competency-Based Education." The comments addressed both the topic of competency-based education (CBE) and broader issues and initiatives at the Department.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 11/25/2013 9:47:57 AM

  • Sens. Baldwin and Franken Promote Aid for Short-term Postsecondary CTE

    The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a  hearing yesterday on simplifying federal student aid through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Senators Tammy Baldwin and Al Franken both spoke about the importance of easing access to financial aid for “non-traditional” students, those that are older, part-time or residing off campus, and ensuring access is allowed for those students enrolled in short-term CTE postsecondary credentialing programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/18/2013 10:51:14 AM

  • Perkins Reauthorization Moves Forward in the House with CTE Caucus Briefing, Committee Hearing and School Visit

    This week, the bipartisan Congressional CTE Caucus held a briefing for congressional staffers to discuss Perkins reauthorization from the perspective of different CTE stakeholders. ACTE has organized a CTE school visit for congressional staff later this month at the Arlington Career Center in Arlington, VA. Additionally, the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold its second reauthorization hearing on Tuesday, November 19.  

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/7/2014 11:23:30 PM

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