two of the federal government shutdown began with no indication that
congressional leaders and the White House are any closer to a resolution that
would end the partisan standoff. The likelihood that both sides will be able to
reach a deal to end the shutdown is being further complicated by a looming
deadline to raise the nation’s debt limit. The U.S. Treasury Department
announced that Congress will need to approve an increase in the federal debt
ceiling before October 17 in order to avoid a default. So what is the debt
ceiling and what does it have to do with the ongoing government shutdown?
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/9/2013 12:35:41 PM
Young adults are delaying their launch into careers and taking longer to achieve median earnings, according to a new report
from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. The
publication proposes helping younger people ramp up into careers through
work-based learning, flexible work arrangements and transparency about
how education connects to careers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/7/2013 5:19:16 PM
we enter day four of the federal government shutdown, there is still no sign
that Congress will reach an agreement to reopen the government anytime soon.
Negotiations between the House and Senate have broken down over the fate of the
president’s signature health care reform law, also known as Obamacare.
Conservative Republicans continue to insist on blocking the implementation of
Obamacare as a condition for restoring funding for federal programs and
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/7/2013 10:33:23 AM
An analysis of several polls administered
to the U.S. public and to U.S. hiring decisionmakers finds that a
well-rounded education, accompanied by work experience, are major
factors in career success.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/3/2013 5:02:32 PM
Today in our blog series on data and research as tools for CTE advocacy,
we focus on the impact attending a career academy has on students'
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/2/2013 12:52:26 PM
federal government has officially shut down for the first time in 17 years, as
Congress is still unable
to reach a resolution to continue funding government programs and operations in the new fiscal year. So
what will this shutdown mean for CTE?
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/1/2013 1:15:03 PM
As learning expands beyond the classroom into the digital space, a recent report from the Alliance of Excellent Education asks how skills and competencies can be assessed through digital badges.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/30/2013 5:02:18 PM
Today, the Senate voted to approve the House-passed Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) in an effort to avert a government
shutdown on October 1. As we reported
earlier this week, the CR will temporarily fund federal programs, including
Perkins, at the current, FY 2013 level. For Perkins specifically, federal
funding was cut by 5.2 percent in FY 2013 due to sequestration. This resulted in a $58
million reduction in the federal support for CTE in the 2013-14 school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/30/2013 10:02:56 AM