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  • Senate to Hold Final Vote on Budget Deal

    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 previously 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

  • Dual Enrollees Excel in Postsecondary

    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

  • Data Driven: Dual Enrollment Benefits CTE Students

    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

  • New Resources for Youth CareerConnect Grant Applications

    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 Tools for Adult Education, Pathways, Veterans and More

    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

  • Sen. Stabenow Introduces Postsecondary Job Training Bill

    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

  • U.S. Secretary of Educations Speaks at VISION 2013

    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

  • Possible Budget Deal Reached by Negotiators

    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

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