On April 9, the final
Next Generation Science Standards
were released. These standards, modeled after the Common Core State Standards
in English Language Arts and Mathematics, are touted as “voluntary,
rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education.”
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2013 1:02:57 PM
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held the biennial first hearing of the new Congress yesterday. Titled “Challenges and Opportunities Facing America’s Schools and Workplaces,” the hearing was a general overview of the status of education and the workforce today, and where the committee should be focusing its efforts going forward. Members of the committee also used the time to stake out their positions for this legislative session.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:09:05 PM
A new National Academy Foundation (NAF) publication examines exemplary work-based learning experiences at its career academies around the country. Key elements include passion on both sides of the employer-business partnership, as well as adherence to the NAF Internship Gold Standards.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:23:09 PM
On January 8, the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was released. Comment on the draft will be accepted until January 29 and the final standards are expected to be released in March.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:21:59 PM
On January 9, Secretary Hilda Solis announced that she is resigning as the head of the Department of Labor and will not be a part of President Obama’s Cabinet in his second term.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:20:23 PM
The 113th Congress officially began at noon yesterday with the swearing in of the House of Representatives and Senate. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was re-elected as Speaker of the House with Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) selected as Minority Leader for the Democrats. A full breakdown of all the congressional leadership positions, including committee chairs, can be found on the House and Senate web sites.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:19:41 PM
On January 1, the House passed on a 257-167 vote the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R.8). The legislation affirms the Senate’s approval (89-8) of the fiscal cliff deal which came earlier in the day. However, the legislation only temporarily shelves the across-the-board sequester budget cuts until March 1.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:13:19 PM
With only days to go before the country reaches the end-of-the-year fiscal cliff, there are some signs of hope that a deal might be within reach. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that the House of Representatives will be called back into session on Sunday—both President Obama and the Senate have already returned to Washington—for a last ditch effort to reach a deal in the final hours of 2012.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:12:30 PM