Today, the Senate approved a procedural measure to advance the
budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The procedural
vote will allow the bill to proceed to a vote on final passage this week. As we
reported, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget agreement was reached by Rep.
Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) after weeks of negotiations in
the budget conference committee. The House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act by
an overwhelming vote of 332-94 on
December 12, before the chamber adjourned for the holiday recess. The Senate is
expected to vote on final passage of the bill as early as Wednesday.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/18/2013 12:32:52 AM
Following hard on the heels of our recent Data Driven blog post
on the benefits of dual enrollment, the National Student Clearinghouse
has just published recent data on college completion overall, and for
former dual enrollment students, in a new Signature Report.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/18/2013 12:32:30 AM
Dual enrollment and dual credit programs are hot topics in education
today. Research on dual enrollment has demonstrated positive effects for
all students, including CTE students, as we explore in this month's
Data Driven blog post.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:07:33 PM
As we previously reported, the Department of Labor (DOL) is currently soliciting applications for the new Youth CareerConnect grants, and new resources are now available to aid applicants.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:06:21 PM
Online scorecards, infographics and other online tools are flourishing.
One of the most recent entries is an infographic series created by the
Office of Vocational and Adult Education for the nation as a whole and for all 50 states and DC.
"Tapping the Potential: Profile of Adult Education Target Population"
profiles use Census data to show the percentage of adults that lack a
high school credential or English proficiency.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:05:44 PM
On December 10, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced legislation to establish a federal tax-credit-matching program to complement existing programs in states that provide a “new jobs training” tax credit.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:08:35 PM
With CTE getting much warranted attention on Capitol Hill lately and ACTE’s Career Tech VISION 2013 happening last week in Las Vegas, it is an exciting time to be an ACTE member! Adding to that excitement was the appearance of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the ACTE Awards Banquet during VISION 2013.Having made appearances at many other education related conferences during his tenure, last week’s remarks at the awards banquet were the Secretary’s first at VISION!
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/3/2014 1:50:59 PM
Last night, a budget agreement was reached by Rep.
Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) to set new federal spending caps,
restore a portion of the sequestration cuts and allow the appropriations
process to move forward under regular order.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 12/16/2013 2:57:56 PM