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  • Powering Veterans' Careers: Troops to Energy Jobs Initiative

    After two years of learning what does and doesn't work, the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is sharing lessons from its Troops to Energy Jobs Initiative through an online toolkit.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/8/2013 1:33:39 PM

  • New NGA Chair Mary Fallin Proposes Education Initiative

    On August 4, 2013, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) appointed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin as its new Chair. After the announcement, Gov. Fallin introduced her 2013-14 NGA Chair’s Initiative called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/7/2013 4:47:37 PM

  • ACTE Submits Higher Ed Act Recommendations

    In response to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce's request for Higher Education Act recommendations, ACTE surveyed its membership and submitted a letter of recommendation to Chairman Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member Miller (D-CA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/5/2013 4:17:03 PM

  • WorkAdvance Merges Sector Training and Postemployment Support

    An evaluation of the early years of WorkAdvance, a skills-building model developed by the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity and MDRC, demonstrates the promise of this new model.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/5/2013 4:15:15 PM

  • 2013 Race to the Top District: Benefits for CTE?

    The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that it has finalized the applications for the latest round of the Race to the Top – District (RTT-D) competition. This is the second year of the individual school district competition, and will provide nearly $120 million in competitive grants to “support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/5/2013 4:17:03 PM

  • WIA Approved, CTE Funds Still at Risk

    After a short markup the Senate HELP Committee approved of the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act by a bipartisan vote of 18-3. The bill includes positive changes, but also still contains the infrastructure funding mechanism which could impact Perkins Act funds.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/31/2013 4:56:22 PM

  • CTE and Advanced Placement: A Powerful Duo

    CTE and Advanced Placement (AP) may seem worlds apart, but the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and the College Board are collaborating to show the relevance of AP courses and exams to the 16 Career Clusters.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 7/26/2013 4:52:00 PM

  • House Education Committee Approves Regulatory Repeal Bill

    Early Wednesday, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief Act, H.R. 2637.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:52:21 PM

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