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  • Pennsylvania ESEA Waiver Includes CTE

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education approved Pennsylvania’s application to waive key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind. Pennsylvania’s waiver was the 41st approved since the department began issuing waiver in 2011.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM

  • President Announces Higher Ed Plan

    In a press release this morning, President Barack Obama announced his plan to improve postsecondary education access and affordability. Over the past few years, the President has continually professed his support for community colleges and ensuring access to higher education for low-income students, and this new proposal looks to build on those efforts through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM

  • Maine ESEA Waiver Approved

    The U.S. Department of Education approved Maine's application for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in exchange for a state developed plan to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students and support effective teachers and leadership.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/14/2013 4:39:05 PM

  • Share Your CTE Story

    ACTE recently launched a new feature on our website for CTE teachers, administrators and counselors to share personal stories about their CTE programs, including how federal policies are impacting their students and classrooms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 5:00:33 PM

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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