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  • Shutdown Update: Debt Ceiling Enters the Debate

    Week 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

  • Combining Work and Learning to Launch Young Adults Into Careers

    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

  • Shutdown Update: We’re Still Working for You

    As 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 operations.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/7/2013 10:33:23 AM

  • Work Experience, Well-rounded Education Are Keys to Success

    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

  • Data Driven: Higher Earnings for Career Academy Grads

    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' subsequent earnings.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/2/2013 12:52:26 PM

  • Government Shutdown: What This Means for CTE

    The 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

  • What's the Future of Digital Badges?

    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

  • Senate Passes Funding Bill, but Shutdown Still Looms

    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

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