appropriators are expected to announce the final FY 2014 appropriations bill early
this week. The funding bill will likely come as an omnibus measure that will
combine all 12 regular appropriations bills into one legislative package.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:05:41 PM
The U.S. Department of Education continues to seek input on its proposed college ratings system. The ratings system could take into account tuition costs, enrollment of low-income students, graduation rates, job placements rates, graduate earnings, and other factors in determining a final rating for an institution, which in turn could affect an institution's eligibility for federal student aid.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/28/2014 11:15:40 PM
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released has released the 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook as well as its employment projections for 2012-2022.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:02:33 PM
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency that oversees the
development and enforcement of environmental standards and regulations, is
proposals for funding of local or regional programs that deliver environmental
workforce development and job training opportunities for unemployed and under-employed
individuals. This competitive grant specifically focuses on training for careers
in hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:00:46 PM
While the national dialogue on college and career readiness tends to
focus on the needs of the general high school student population, there
are other populations who are also impacted by the college and career
readiness discussion, including students with disabilities and youth and
adults taking the GED test.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/7/2014 9:42:08 AM
of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which will restore most of the
sequestration cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014, Congress has now turned its
attention to creating an appropriations bill that will set funding levels for individual
programs like Perkins. The House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services
and Education appropriations subcommittees, which have jurisdiction over
funding for education and workforce development programs, will determine
which individual programs get funding restored within the overall total
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/2/2014 5:12:29 PM
last week, Congress approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan
Budget Act of 2013, that will restore most of the sequestration cuts for Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014. Congress must now begin the task of setting funding levels for
individual programs like Perkins before the current funding bill expires on
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:25 PM
ACTE—a national partner helping to lead
the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC)—is pleased to announce that
WDQC has launched its new website, www.workforcedqc.org! The website explains how better data can
help ensure that public policies are preparing skilled workers for our
changing economy and the ways policymakers, students and workers,
business leaders, and educators can use data to make good decisions.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:42 PM