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  • 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

  • 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 Public Policy at 12/8/2014 11:25:07 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 Public Policy at 12/8/2014 11:24:33 AM

  • Senate Hearing on Higher Ed Innovations & Student Success

    The Senate HELP committee met for a hearing on the Higher Education Act reauthorization and discussed innovative approaches to improve student success. The types of innovations discussed varied widely during the course of testimony, one trend was evident—all students should be able to earn a recognized credential in an in-demand field through a high-quality program in as little time as possible.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/1/2013 5:37:40 PM

  • Senate Manufacturing Initiative Includes CTE

    Yesterday, Senator Chris Coons (D-CT) announced the Senate Democrat’s new “Manufacturing Jobs for America” initiative. Hoping to break through the partisan gridlock in Congress to create a “manufacturing revival,” the initiative is a collaboration of more than a dozen Senators and consists of 40 bills, includes several that would provide support for additional career and technical education in manufacturing and other STEM fields.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/31/2013 3:36:03 PM

  • President Obama Visits CTE School

    President Barack Obama visited Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) last Friday to tour the school and deliver remarks on the “Next Generation of Middle Class American Workers and Entrepreneurs." His remarks included priorities for preparing all students to be college and career ready, including career education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/28/2013 3:14:43 PM

  • Secretary Duncan Visits CTE Lab

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan toured the new nanotechnology lab at Wheeling High School in Wheeling, IL, before sitting down for a panel on STEM education with Wheeling students and teachers.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/28/2013 3:14:43 PM

  • New Advocate of the Year Award Recognizes ACTE Members

    ACTE has launched a new award! The Baird-English Advocate of the Year award will be presented annually to recognize those ACTE members who have worked to enhance CTE in federal policy over the past year through their advocacy efforts.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/23/2013 2:30:42 PM

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