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  • 2014 NPS Update: Policymakers to Talk CTE at Capitol Hill Session

    ACTE is excited to announce that the 2014 National Policy Seminar will, for the second year in a row, feature programing on Capitol Hill! The stately Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) will once again play host to our Offsite General Session on Tuesday, March 4.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 1:01:08 PM

  • Data Driven: CTE Students Develop Problem-solving, Related Skills

    CTE students, through hands-on, project-based learning, not only acquire technical and academic skills but also gain much-needed skills in problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, communications and other skills vital to the workplace. Students acquire these competencies through CTE courses, work-based learning experiences, career and technical student organization competitions and participation in school-based businesses.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 11:18:53 AM

  • CEDS 4.0 Released With New CTE-Related Data Elements

    Today the National Center for Education Statistics released the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) 4.0. CEDS is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key set of data elements across the education and workforce pipeline, including data elements with relevance for CTE, adult education and the workforce.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 10:09:24 AM

  • Ohio, Virginia Senators Launch Senate CTE Caucus

    In conjunction with the start of CTE Month, ACTE worked with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to form the Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus. As co-chairs, the Senators will use the bipartisan Caucus to bring attention in the Senate to improving and strengthening access to high-quality, rigorous CTE to ensure a well-educated and highly skilled workforce.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:23:57 PM

  • Workforce Data Quality Update: New Report and Grants

    Recently, the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC), a national initiative that advocates for inclusive, aligned and market-relevant data systems used for advancing the nation's skilled workforce, released an initial report outlining the campaign's five-point agenda for reform. ACTE was a founding partner of WDQC and is actively involved in pursuing the campaign's agenda.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/30/2014 3:45:44 PM

  • Education and Job Training Highlighted in State of the Union

    Last night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address before Congress. He put forward a broad policy agenda that included efforts on skills training, manufacturing and education. The president applauded the 2014 budget agreement that rolled back much of the 2013 sequester cut and paved the way for an increase in Perkins funding in the recent omnibus appropriations bill.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/29/2014 3:08:36 PM

  • More Data Emerges on Non-degree Credentials

    A new publication from the federal Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 tracks the attainment of a variety of credentials, including undergraduate certificates, as well as workforce participation and earnings.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/28/2014 4:29:41 PM

  • Research Round-up: Early Colleges, I-BEST, Earnings by Major

    An update of an American Institutes for Research study on Early College High Schools, which added an extra year of data to the previously published analysis, finds that 81 percent of Early College students had enrolled in postsecondary education, compared to 72 percent of their peers not in Early College High Schools. In addition, within the two years following high school, 23 percent of Early College students had received an associate degree, compared to just 2 percent of other students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/27/2014 5:25:54 PM

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