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  • Associate Degrees, $10,000 Bachelor's Degrees Pay Off in High-demand Fields

    According to a new report from College Measures, graduates with bachelor's degrees awarded in high-paying, high-demand CTE fields from Florida two-year colleges, sometimes referred to as $10,000 bachelor's degrees, have higher median first-year earnings in comparison to graduates from the state's four-year universities--about $8,000 higher.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 4:31:35 PM

  • Governors Request Increases in State CTE Funding

    If some of the nation’s Governors get their way, it could be a great year for increased state support of education. Republican and Democratic Governors have presented budget requests to their state legislatures that include increases in state funding for general K-12 education, career and technical education and sub-baccalaureate postsecondary education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 1:29:59 PM

  • Getting the Long-term Unemployed Back to Work

    A recent white paper from the White House examines the problem of the long-term unemployed and the Administration's take on how to get these workers back into the pipeline.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 11:25:37 AM

  • Long Delayed Farm Bill Passes Congress

    After years of protracted negotiations and delays, the Senate voted 63-32 to pass a new, five-year Farm Bill on Tuesday. The House approved the compromise bill last week.  At nearly 1,000 pages long, the legislation is the cornerstone of federal agriculture policy with implications for a wide-range of issues, including forestry, research, energy, nutrition, social welfare, job training and education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/7/2014 5:35:53 PM

  • CTE Month and Policymaker Outreach

    Happy CTE Month! I hope that your celebration of the CTE community’s successes is off to a great start. For readers that may not be familiar with CTE Month, every February ACTE encourages our members and other CTE advocates to raise awareness in their communities about CTE programs and the benefits that these programs provide to our nation’s students, workforce, and economy. Learn more about how you can get involved here.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/6/2014 3:30:25 PM

  • Department of Education Releases Perkins State Table for 2014

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released a new state-by-state table that shows Perkins funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The table shows state allocations beginning in FY 2012 and reflects the FY 2013 sequester cut, as well as the recent increase in Perkins funding for the current fiscal year. The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which was recently signed into law by President Obama, included a $53 million increase for Perkins! The funding boost for Perkins will restore over 90 percent of the cut to Perkins state grants that occurred in 2013 as a result of sequestration. 

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/5/2014 5:28:15 PM

  • House Committee Discusses Postsecondary Opportunities

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce's Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce held a hearing on January 28 titled "Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low Income and First Generation Students".

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/3/2014 1:19:55 PM

  • Obama Promotes Job Training Agenda Following State of the Union

    Following the State of the Union address, President Obama embarked on a busy week of post-speech events that focused on many of the education and training issues he outlined on Tuesday night. As we previously reported, the president pledged to make this a “year of action” that will include a number of initiatives his Administration will undertake without the need for congressional approval.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/2/2014 2:24:04 PM

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