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  • Legislative Alert: Ask Your Representative to Sign House Perkins Funding Letter

    Lawmakers who support CTE will have the opportunity to sign on to a letter to the House Appropriations Committees urging a strong federal investment in Perkins for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. We need as many members of the House as possible to sign this letter to help ensure that the appropriations committee recognizes the importance of funding CTE. Please take a few minutes to help us in this effort. The deadline for your Member of Congress to sign on is March 31. Contact your representative and urge them to sign today!

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/19/2014 5:01:29 PM

  • Perkins Hearing Hits on CTE Funding

    The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing in Las Vegas, NV to discuss the Perkins CTE Act reauthorization and CTE's benefits to students and employers. The hearing focused primarily on CTE funding and connecting CTE programs with business and industry and between secondary and postsecondary institutions.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/19/2014 4:30:35 PM

  • CTE Standards Open for Review by National Board

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced the public comment period for the revised Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards, 2nd edition. The standards will be available for review from March 16 to April 13.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:49:14 PM

  • Department Announces Start of 2014 i3 Grant Competition

    The U.S. Department of Education announced last week the start of the 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. This next round of i3 grants will provide a total of $134 million to partnerships of schools districts and nonprofit organizations.  The announcement included a new set of grant priorities and a pre-application for the competition’s “development” category.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:27:31 PM

  • Department Proposes Gainful Employment Regulations

    The Department of Education recently proposed regulations on gainful employment requirements for postsecondary educational institutions offering federal financial aid for career training programs. This proposal comes nearly a year after a federal court struck down the department’s previous attempt to regulate gainful employment.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:05:43 AM

  • Students Excel With CTE Dual Enrollment

    The Education Commission of the States (ECS) recently published a brief focusing on how dual enrollment in CTE helps high school students graduate and enroll in postsecondary education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/14/2014 3:52:10 PM

  • Education and Workforce Training Highlights in President’s Budget

    Last week, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2015. We previously reported that the budget proposes to level fund the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion in FY 2015. In additional to Perkins, we would like to highlight some other proposals in the budget request that could impact funding for education and workforce training.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/12/2014 3:56:48 PM

  • CTE is a Solution to Youth Unemployment

    Youth unemployment in the 21st century is charted in a recent publication from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/12/2014 10:27:39 AM

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