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