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  • House Passes FY 14 Omnibus Bill With Perkins Increase; Senate to Vote Soon

    The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill passed overwhelmingly on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 359-67. As we previously reported, the omnibus bill includes a $53 million increase for Perkins! The Senate is expected to vote on the measure before the end of the week. Please take a few minutes to reach out to your Senators and urge them to vote YES on this bill.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:29:56 PM

  • Education Leader George Miller to Retire

    Rep. George Miller (D-CA), ranking member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and winner of ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award, announced his retirement on Monday. He will not seek re-election in 2014.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 10:55:30 AM

  • Chamber of Commerce President Shares State of American Business

    “If you can’t make them see the light, at least make them feel the heat.” This was the opening remark of Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during his State of American Business event on January 8. Mr. Donohue touched on many key issues affecting the American people during this event, most notably regulation reform, the Affordable Care Act, and entitlement reform. In the last ten minutes of the event, he emphasized the importance of education to the prosperity and recovery of the American economy.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/21/2014 2:26:27 PM

  • Perkins Funding Increased in FY 14 Omnibus Bill

    Yesterday, the House and Senate appropriations committees released the final FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which included a $53 million increase for Perkins! This funding increase will help to restore almost all of the harmful sequester cut for CTE! Sequestration had resulted in a 5.2 percent cut for federal CTE funding in FY 2013, impacting programs at high schools, tech centers, and community and technical colleges across the country. ACTE and the CTE community have been fighting for restoration of funding for the past year, and this is a huge step!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/16/2014 10:46:40 AM

  • Congress to Vote on FY 14 Funding Bill This Week

    Congressional 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

  • ED Seeks Input on College Ratings System

    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

  • BLS Releases Employment Projections Through 2022

    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

  • CTE Funding Spotlight: EPA Workforce Development and Job Training Grant

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency that oversees the development and enforcement of environmental standards and regulations, is currently soliciting 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 management.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:00:46 PM

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