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  • President’s Budget Falls Short on Building Investment in CTE

    On Tuesday, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2015. This document, normally released in early February, outlines the Administration's spending priorities for the coming year fiscal year. The budget proposes to level fund the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion in FY 2015, with no increase for CTE National Programs either. ACTE  is concerned that continued inadequacies in state Perkins funding, which is proposed at $5 million below pre-sequester levels and over $140 million below FY 2010 levels, are negatively impacting high schools, CTE centers, community and technical colleges, employers and millions of CTE students nationwide.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/6/2014 12:33:07 PM

  • New CTSO Advocacy Resources

    As we celebrate the final week of CTE Month across the nation, we are pleased to announce the rollout of an exciting new website.  This site was created in cooperation with all the national Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) through the National Coordinating Council for Career and Technical Student Organizations (NCC-CTSO) and our affiliate organizations: The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/28/2014 1:08:17 PM

  • CTE Month in Congress

    Throughout February, ACTE has worked with many Members of Congress to bring recognition and celebration to February 2014 as CTE Month.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/28/2014 9:59:40 AM

  • CTE Updates to the School Codes for the Exchange of Data

    In January 2013, ACTE and its partners on the CTE Courses: Creating Commonality with SCED project submitted recommendations to update CTE courses within the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED).

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/28/2014 9:23:37 AM

  • Business Leaders and College Grads Agree: More Workforce Prep is Needed

    Two new Gallup-Lumina polls, one of the general U.S. public and one of American business leaders, indicate that postsecondary education could be doing better at preparing students for the workforce.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/26/2014 2:25:11 PM

  • Illinois CTE School Hosts Congressmen

    Illinois’ Madison County Career and Technical Education System hosted a roundtable discussion with Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) at Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville, IL. The discussion aimed to bring attention to the ways in which career and technical education is preparing students for careers and further education in STEM fields.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/26/2014 8:37:06 AM

  • Community Colleges Benefit Students and the Economy

    The U.S. economy gained more than $800 billion in added income in 2012 from community college alumni employed in the U.S. workforce, according to a recent publication from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Student return on investment was $4.80 and taxpayer return on investment was $6.80 for every dollar spent on community college education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/25/2014 4:22:03 PM

  • Department of Education Holds CTSO Leadership Briefing

    On February 19, 2014, the Department of Education organized a special event for CTE Month to spotlight four student leaders from Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) that are bringing career and technical education (CTE) beyond the classroom.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/21/2014 3:49:55 PM

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