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  • 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

  • House Delays Action on Perkins Funding Bill

    The House Appropriations Committee has announced that they will postpone the markup—the committee hearing where a bill is debated and amended—of the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which includes funding for Perkins. We reported earlier this week that the committee markup is one step in the long path toward a final FY 2014 funding amount for Perkins. The committee has not announced Information on the rescheduling of the markup and has not released the text of Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill, which was reportedly almost complete.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:46:18 PM

  • WIA Bill Impacts CTE Funding

    Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray and Ranking Member Johnny Isakson of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety introduced the bipartisan Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013 (S. 1356). The bill makes changes to the infrastructure funding mechanism of the One-Stop centers, which has ripple effects on Perkins funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:44:18 PM

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