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  • Project-based Learning Supports Women in STEM

    A survey of alumni from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts, which features a project-based curriculum, explored the long-term impacts of project-based learning. For each of the 39 impact areas assessed, women in particular reported that project-based learning had positively impacted their success. This adds to a growing body of research that project-based learning, a key component of CTE, may help to recruit and retain women into STEM fields.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:30:43 AM

  • Data Driven: Most CTE Students Pursue Postsecondary

    This month's entry in our Data Driven blog series focuses on the high percentage of CTE concentrators who pursue postsecondary education right after high school.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/26/2013 5:55:11 PM

  • Hill Staff Visit CTE School

    Staff members of the House of Representatives toured Arlington Career Center in Arlington, VA today to see a real CTE school in action as they work to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The visit was organized by ACTE and the National Association of State Directors of CTE (NASDCTEc).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:50:48 AM

  • New Report Shows Real Cost of Sequestration

    Recently, NDD United, which is a national coalition of organizations representing a broad range of fields like medical research, healthcare, housing, education and job training, released a new report, Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Have Made Us Sicker, Poorer, and Less Secure. The report highlights the many real-world effects of cuts in federal discretionary funding that have resulted from sequestration and budget austerity.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:53:51 AM

  • Expanding Community College Measures of Success

    A new report from LearningWorks and WestEd explores the "skills-builder student" who enrolls in a limited number of community college courses, succeeds in coursework and exits before completing an educational credential, and suggests ways to broaden measures of community college success to include these students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:50:12 AM

  • ACTE Urges Budget Conference Committee to End Sequestration

    Recently, ACTE sent a letter to the chairs of the budget conference committee, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), urging them to work toward strengthening our nation’s investment in CTE by replacing the harmful sequestration cuts in the FY 2014 budget proposal currently being developed by the committee. As we previously reported, the agreement that ended the protracted government shutdown in October included the creation a conference committee of members of the House and Senate who are tasked with creating a finalized budget plan and setting overall funding levels for FY 2014. The committee will also attempt to tackle long-term budgetary issues like entitlement spending, tax reform and sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:49:46 AM

  • Perkins Reauthorization Heats up in House Hearing

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held its second hearing on reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. While the first hearing back in September offered a general overview of how current law is working for states and local school districts, yesterday’s hearing focused on more specific areas of reform.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:48 AM

  • Data for Action: More States Linking K-12 and Workforce Data

    More states are linking data across education and workforce systems, but there is room for further progress, according to the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) 2013 analysis of national and state progress on data effectiveness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:23 AM

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