The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing in Las Vegas, NV to discuss the Perkins CTE Act reauthorization and CTE's benefits to students and employers. The hearing focused primarily on CTE funding and connecting CTE programs with business and industry and between secondary and postsecondary institutions.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/19/2014 4:30:35 PM
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced the public comment period for the revised Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards, 2nd edition. The standards will be available for review from March 16 to April 13.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:49:14 PM
The U.S. Department of Education announced
last week the start of the 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant
competition. This next round of i3 grants will provide a total of $134
million to partnerships of schools districts and nonprofit organizations. The
announcement included a new set of grant priorities and a pre-application for
the competition’s “development” category.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:27:31 PM
The Department of Education recently proposed regulations on gainful employment requirements for postsecondary educational institutions offering federal financial aid for career training programs. This proposal comes nearly a year after a federal court struck down the department’s previous attempt to regulate gainful employment.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:05:43 AM
The Education Commission of the States (ECS) recently published a brief focusing on how dual enrollment in CTE helps high school students graduate and enroll in postsecondary education.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/14/2014 3:52:10 PM
week, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2015. We previously
reported that the budget proposes to level fund the Perkins Basic State Grant
at $1.118 billion in FY 2015. In additional to Perkins, we would like to
highlight some other proposals in the budget request that could impact funding
for education and workforce training.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/12/2014 3:56:48 PM
Youth unemployment in the 21st century is charted in a recent publication from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/12/2014 10:27:39 AM
A new report from
the Association for Computing Machinery recommends developing stronger
pathways for computer science education in order to grow the computing
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/11/2014 5:06:27 PM