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
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
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
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
A new report and a new toolkit are contributing to the higher education
dialogue on issues of student debt and high-quality, publicly accessible
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:03:09 PM
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
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
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