A recent supplement to Kappan magazine
authored by Jean-Claude Brizard, senior adviser at the College Board
and former chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, promotes
the value of high-quality CTE and suggests ways to make CTE a more
aligned, coherent system.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:01:24 PM
week, the House and Senate budget conference committee held its first official
meeting. The deal
to end the government shutdown and raise the federal debt ceiling that was
passed by Congress in mid-October temporarily resolved the protracted budget
standoff that shut down the government for 16 days. As part of the agreement, a
conference committee of members of the House and Senate was tasked with
creating a finalized budget plan and setting overall funding levels for FY
2014 by December 13. The committee will also attempt to tackle long-term
budgetary issues like entitlement spending, tax reform and sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:00:30 PM
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education
Consortium (NASDCTEc) released a report titled “The State of Career and
Technical Education: An Analysis of State CTE Standards.” The report provides
an analysis and comparison of state standards related to the Common Career
Technical Core (CCTC).
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:01:42 PM
How are states defining career readiness? According to a new report
from the Center on Education Policy, based on a survey of CTE leaders
in 46 states (including the District of Columbia), not many are defining
it at all. Only 14 states have a statewide definition of career
readiness, and in only 3 of these states is the definition distinct from
the definition of college readiness.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 1:58:30 PM
The Senate HELP committee met for a hearing on the Higher Education Act reauthorization and discussed innovative approaches to improve student success. The types of innovations discussed varied widely during the course of testimony, one trend was evident—all students should be able to earn a recognized credential in an in-demand field through a high-quality program in as little time as possible.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/1/2013 5:37:40 PM