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  • Legislative Alert: Contact Congress to Restore Perkins Funding

    You can play a critical role in restoring Perkins funding. Call your representative and show them the benefits of CTE and CTE funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:08:21 AM

  • Ed and Workforce Committee Passes ESEA Legislation

    On February 28, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a markup on the Student Success Act (H.R. 3989) and the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act (H.R. 3990). These two pieces of legislation will serve as the basis for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Both bills were passed by the full committee on a party line vote of 23 to 16.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:06:59 AM

  • CTSO Students Shine at CTE Capitol Hill Reception

    Yesterday evening, ACTE and NASDCTEc hosted a reception on Capitol Hill highlighting CTE. The theme of the reception was “Beyond the Farm: Integrating Agriculture, STEM and CTE in the 21st Century,” and featured students from Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) demonstrating projects showcasing the intersection of agriculture and STEM.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:06:24 AM

  • States Get Reimbursed for 1.5% Perkins Cut

    In October 2011, states saw a 1.5 percent cut in their Perkins allocations. This cut was the result of a continuing resolution bill that applied a temporary across-the-board cut to advance appropriations in order to meet specific budget caps.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:45:59 AM

  • More Details on Budget Proposals for Depts. of Ed and Labor

    On Feb. 13, the president released his budget priorities for FY 2013. The budget invests in CTE by maintaining FY 2012 levels for Perkins and proposing $1 billion over three years for career academies.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:45:07 AM

  • President Proposes Investments in CTE

    On February 13, the president released his budget proposal, which outlines the Administration’s funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. This budget will serve as a blueprint for when Congress allocates funding to specific programs through the budget and appropriations process. In his budget, President Obama invests heavily in CTE areas.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:44:28 AM

  • ACTE Responds to Wall Street Journal Article

    On January 29, the Wall Street Journal included an article discussing a report on New York City’s CTE programs produced by New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. The report criticizes Mayor Bloomberg’s CTE efforts, citing poor performance of a number of vocational schools. Without debating the findings of the report, ACTE submitted a letter to the editor to the Wall Street Journal focused on the title of the article, which we viewed as misleading.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:41:00 AM

  • Senate Perkins Funding Letter Sent to OMB

    In preparation for the release of the president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget, Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) along with numerous other Senators sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting funds for Perkins. A similar letter was sent requesting funds for the Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants and other key workforce development programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:39:43 AM

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