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  • 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

  • States Adopt CCR Standards, Varying Policies and Supports in Place

    According to an Achieve report charting state progress on policies that support college and career readiness, all states have adopted college and career readiness (CCR) standards but few states have in place a full complement of policies and supports in four areas--standards, graduation requirements, assessments and accountability--to facilitate implementation.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:04:15 PM

  • Spotlight on Apprenticeship

    The Center for American Progress has released a report describing the value of apprenticeships in the U.S., as well as the challenges it faces.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:03:49 PM

  • Postsecondary Round-up: Debt, Aid and Innovation

    A new report and a new toolkit are contributing to the higher education dialogue on issues of student debt and high-quality, publicly accessible information.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:03:09 PM

  • Congress Moves Closer to a Budget Deal

    The budget conference committee is continuing its efforts to craft a compromise FY 2014 budget plan before the self-imposed deadline of December 13. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the conference chairs, are reportedly moving closer to a deal that could be announced early next week.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/7/2013 10:06:41 AM

  • House Hearing on Strengthening Pell Grants

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on strengthening the Pell grant program. This hearing was the eleventh in a series of hearings on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/6/2013 1:39:19 PM

  • Slipping PISA Scores Speak to Need for Applied Skills

    The United States has fallen farther behind its fellow OECD countries in the performance of 15-year-olds on reading, science and math assessments. American 15-year-olds ranked 17th in reading, 21st in science and 26th in mathematics among the 34 OECD countries in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/4/2013 10:33:09 AM

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