years of protracted negotiations and delays, the Senate voted 63-32
to pass a new, five-year
Farm Bill on Tuesday. The House approved the compromise bill last week. At nearly 1,000 pages long, the legislation is
the cornerstone of federal agriculture policy with implications for a
wide-range of issues, including forestry, research, energy, nutrition, social welfare,
job training and education.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/7/2014 5:35:53 PM
CTE Month! I hope that your celebration of the CTE community’s successes is off
to a great start. For readers that may not be familiar with CTE Month, every
February ACTE encourages our members and other CTE advocates to raise awareness
in their communities about CTE programs and the benefits that these programs provide
to our nation’s students, workforce, and economy. Learn more about how you can
get involved here.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/6/2014 3:30:25 PM
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released
a new state-by-state table that shows Perkins funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
The table shows state allocations beginning in FY 2012 and reflects the FY 2013
sequester cut, as well as the recent increase in Perkins funding for the
current fiscal year. The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which was
recently signed into law by President Obama, included a $53 million increase
for Perkins! The funding boost for Perkins will restore over 90 percent of the
cut to Perkins state grants that occurred in 2013 as a result of sequestration.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/5/2014 5:28:15 PM
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce's Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce held a hearing on January 28 titled "Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low Income and First Generation Students".
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/3/2014 1:19:55 PM
the State of the Union address, President Obama embarked on a busy week of post-speech
events that focused on many of the education and training issues he outlined on
Tuesday night. As we previously
reported, the president pledged to make this a “year of action” that will
include a number of initiatives his Administration will undertake without the
need for congressional approval.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/2/2014 2:24:04 PM
is excited to announce that the 2014
National Policy Seminar will, for the second year in a row, feature
programing on Capitol Hill! The stately Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol
Visitors Center (CVC) will once again play host to our Offsite General Session
on Tuesday, March 4.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 1:01:08 PM
CTE students, through hands-on, project-based learning, not only acquire
technical and academic skills but also gain much-needed skills in
problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, communications and other
skills vital to the workplace. Students acquire these competencies
through CTE courses, work-based learning experiences, career and
technical student organization competitions and participation in
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 11:18:53 AM
Today the National Center for Education Statistics released the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) 4.0.
CEDS is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common
data standards for a key set of data elements across the education and
workforce pipeline, including data elements with relevance for CTE,
adult education and the workforce.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 10:09:24 AM