In two recent U.S. public opinion polls, less than half of respondents
reported that students are being well prepared for the workforce. This
lack of confidence in students' career readiness points to a need for
more high-quality CTE, which excels at preparing youth and adults for
college and career through its integrated approach to technical,
academic and employability skills.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:27:07 PM
week, the National Education Association (NEA) released
a report that shows the cuts in federal education funding, including
Perkins, state-by-state in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Based on the most recent estimates
from the U.S. Department of Education, these tables illustrate the significant
reductions in federal support to states in the wake of sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/4/2013 11:35:14 AM
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that states who have received a waiver from requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may submit a renewal application to extend their waiver through 2016. Currently, waivers issued during the 2012-13 school year are set to expire at the end of this school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:47 PM
Pathways programs are holding steady or growing, despite funding challenges, reported respondents of a survey conducted by the National Center for College and Career Transitions. This view from the field is generally positive, while showing areas in which there is room for improvement.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:17 PM
ACTE released its reauthorization priorities for the Higher Education Act (HEA) to ensure consideration of CTE programs at sub-baccalaureate institutions as an equal postsecondary option to four-year institutions and to include the students of those institutions equally in consideration of financial aid and data collection.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:23:58 PM
Results from a Fordham Institute online survey of
2,000 American parents found that respondents largely want the same
things for their children from education: a strong core curriculum in
reading and math; an emphasis on STEM education; and the instilment of
strong study habits, critical thinking skills and communication skills.
In addition, out of a battery of potential school characteristics deemed
critical by parents, "hands-on/project-based learning" and "vocational
classes or job-related programs" were ranked more critical than average.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/30/2013 1:29:41 PM
As the deadline for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation approaches, more questions are being asked about the development and requirements of the Standards. The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) has produced a publication that may be the best documentation of the CCSS movement and what the standards do.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 2:52:08 PM
The U.S. Department of Education announced $28 million in grants have been awarded to 42 states to cover the costs of Advanced Placement (AP) exams for low-income students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 9:47:15 AM