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  • Rep. Langevin Touts CTE & Announces Counseling Legislation

    In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM

  • Senate ESEA Reauthorization Makes Attempt at Career Readiness

    Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee ESEA reauthorization bill, the Strengthening America’s Schools Act (S. 1094), makes a better attempt to prepare students to be college- and career-ready than other proposals we have seen in the past, but it still falls short of truly preparing our students to be career ready.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 10:53:20 AM

  • New ETA Acting Assistant Secretary

    On May 31, Jane Oates resigned from her position as assistant secretary of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA). She had served in this role since 2009, and is a long-time friend of ACTE and CTE generally.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 10:54:14 AM

  • Senate Unveils Latest ESEA Reauthorization Bill

    Today the Senate HELP Committee introduced a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The HELP committee’s last attempt to reauthorize ESEA was in 2011.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:04:53 PM

  • President Calls for Postsecondary Education, Leaves Out Certifications

    In a rose garden event, President Barack Obama called attention to the doubling of interest rates on student loans set to occur on July 1. President Obama also used the event to advance the message that all students graduating from high schools today will need some form of postsecondary education to succeed in today’s economy. A striking omission in his speech was an acknowledgement that a postsecondary credential includes more than just a degree.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/3/2013 1:04:43 PM

  • Provide Your Input Into the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Congress has begun requesting comments on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and ACTE needs your input into our priorities!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/29/2013 1:12:34 PM

  • Department of Education Provides Guidance on Use of Federal Grant Funding

    Last week, the Department of Education released a new set of "Frequently Asked Questions" designed to help grantees appropriately use funds for conferences and meetings. This new guidance applies to all federal grant funds, both formula and discretionary, including programs like Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/29/2013 1:11:11 PM

  • Congress Focuses on Postsecondary Education Data

    In recent weeks, there has been renewed attention on data related to students postsecondary and career success. There is a growing realization among policymakers that current postsecondary data systems, which nationally only collect information on first-time, full-time students, leave a large number of unanswered questions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:31 PM

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