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  • Alabama and New Hampshire ESEA Flexibility Waivers Approved

    Over the past week, the Department of Education has approved flexibility waivers for key requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for Alabama and New Hampshire. Their approval brings the total number of approved flexibility waivers to 39 states and the District of Columbia. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:01:34 PM

  • USDA Proposes CTE Waiver for School Nutrition Regulations

    On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final version of new regulations to establish national nutritional standards for all foods sold to students in schools.Though intended to target foods sold in vending machines, al a carte lines and school stores, the stricter guidelines could impact CTE programs that have incorporated into their course curriculum a student-run café, bakery or other school-based business that sells food.Following a strong reaction from the CTE community in public comments on the draft version of the regulations in April, the USDA has agreed to provide a special CTE exemption! CTE programs that are not able to meet the new nutrition guidelines for instructional reasons will be eligible to apply for a waiver from the department.  

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:01:53 PM

  • Early College High Schools: Path to Postsecondary Education

    Early College High Schools, in which students enroll in college courses while completing high school, benefit students and are particularly successful in helping students who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education to accumulate college credit, according to the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:02:10 PM

  • Bachelor's Degree Not Required for Many STEM Jobs

    STEM is portrayed as the arena of the highly educated-bachelor's and advanced degree holders-but a recent Brookings report shares that half of STEM jobs are for workers with less than a four-year degree. CTE educates youth and adults for many of the occupations described in The Hidden STEM Economy.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:40 PM

  • ACTE 2013 Summer Policy Intern

    Robert LaBounty joins ACTE Public Policy Department as summer policy intern.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 8:59:46 PM

  • Senate Sets Higher Funding Level for Education

    Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding level, known as a 302(b) allocation, for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. From the $165 billion total, the committee will now divide up funding for individual programs like Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:57 PM

  • CTE: A Method for Dropout Prevention and Recovery

    Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center are sharing the good news about high school graduation and dropout rates, while warning that we need to do more to get out-of-school youth back on track.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/27/2013 3:32:00 PM

  • CTE Plays a Part in Economic Recovery Projections

    A slow but steady economic recovery is in the cards, projects the authors of a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, with 30 percent of job openings by 2020 requiring some college or an associate degree and fast growth in the STEM, health care and community services occupations.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:44:05 PM

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