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  • New Resources for Youth CareerConnect Grant Applications

    As we previously reported, the Department of Labor (DOL) is currently soliciting applications for the new Youth CareerConnect grants, and new resources are now available to aid applicants.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:06:21 PM

  • Online Tools for Adult Education, Pathways, Veterans and More

    Online scorecards, infographics and other online tools are flourishing. One of the most recent entries is an infographic series created by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education for the nation as a whole and for all 50 states and DC. "Tapping the Potential: Profile of Adult Education Target Population" profiles use Census data to show the percentage of adults that lack a high school credential or English proficiency.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:05:44 PM

  • Sen. Stabenow Introduces Postsecondary Job Training Bill

    On December 10, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced legislation to establish a federal tax-credit-matching program to complement existing programs in states that provide a “new jobs training” tax credit.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:08:35 PM

  • U.S. Secretary of Educations Speaks at VISION 2013

    With CTE getting much warranted attention on Capitol Hill lately and ACTE’s Career Tech VISION 2013 happening last week in Las Vegas, it is an exciting time to be an ACTE member! Adding to that excitement was the appearance of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the ACTE Awards Banquet during VISION 2013.Having made appearances at many other education related conferences during his tenure, last week’s remarks at the awards banquet were the Secretary’s first at VISION!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/3/2014 1:50:59 PM

  • Possible Budget Deal Reached by Negotiators

    Last night, a budget agreement was reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) to set new federal spending caps, restore a portion of the sequestration cuts and allow the appropriations process to move forward under regular order.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 12/16/2013 2:57:56 PM

  • States Adopt CCR Standards, Varying Policies and Supports in Place

    According to an Achieve report charting state progress on policies that support college and career readiness, all states have adopted college and career readiness (CCR) standards but few states have in place a full complement of policies and supports in four areas--standards, graduation requirements, assessments and accountability--to facilitate implementation.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:04:15 PM

  • Spotlight on Apprenticeship

    The Center for American Progress has released a report describing the value of apprenticeships in the U.S., as well as the challenges it faces.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:03:49 PM

  • Postsecondary Round-up: Debt, Aid and Innovation

    A new report and a new toolkit are contributing to the higher education dialogue on issues of student debt and high-quality, publicly accessible information.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:03:09 PM

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