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  • ACTE, NASDCTEc & PARCC Release Joint Statement

    The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) have produced a joint statement to provide clarity regarding the meaning of College and Career Ready Determinations (CCRD) that were produced by PARCC in early November.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:09:03 PM

  • The Clock Is Ticking on Sequestration

    With only three weeks left in the 112th Congress and less than a month to go before the deadline for the “fiscal cliff,” the White House and congressional leaders have made little progress  in addressing the expiring tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to discretionary programs known as sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:07:50 PM

  • House Republicans Name Committee Chairs for 113th Congress

    Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner announced committee chairs for 19 of the 21 House standing committees in the 113th Congress. Many of these chairs will not change, particularly those related to education and workforce development.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:06:46 PM

  • New Poll: Small Businesses Very Concerned About Cuts to Perkins

    A recent poll released by the business advocacy group Small Business Majority found that an overwhelming majority of small business owners are concerned about the effect that the looming fiscal cliff—a combination of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts under sequestration that could take effect in January—will have on federal funding for CTE and the workforce system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:02:26 PM

  • Arne Duncan Hints at Second-Term Agenda

    Speaking at the Council of Chief State School Officers meeting last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hinted that he would stay on as secretary for President Obama’s second term and laid out his goals for that time period.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:01:25 PM

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