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  • Senate Passes Farm Bill

    With a vote of 64-35, the Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, commonly known as the 2012 Farm Bill, last week. The proposed legislation, a continuation of previous farm bills, will appropriate funds and set policy for most of the agricultural sector over the next five years.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:34:44 PM

  • Senate Subcommittee Passes Appropriations Bill

    On Tuesday, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee held a markup of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 appropriations bill, which includes funding for education and workforce training programs like Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:25:42 PM

  • House Marks up Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

    The House Education and Workforce Committee met yesterday to mark up the Workforce Investment Improvement Act of 2012 (H.R. 4297). Introduced by Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the bill would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:09:26 PM

  • Certificates Lead to Higher Earnings Than Bachelor Degrees, for Some Fields of Study

    Certificates can provide greater earnings than some associate and bachelor degrees, although the return on investment varies by field of study, according to a new report from the prolific researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:08:41 PM

  • CTE in the News: ''Why We Need Vocational Education,'' The Washington Post

    Mark Phillips, blogger for Edutopia, professor emeritus at San Francisco State University and an education columnist for the Marin Independent Journal, wrote an article titled “Why We Need Vocational Education” for the Washington Post’s “Answer Sheet” blog, criticizing the bias against vocational, or career and technical, education as “dysfunctional.” The article, which was posted on the Washington Post website today, argues that CTE should be “highly valued, well funded and effectively implemented” on both secondary and postsecondary levels.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:07:59 PM

  • Thirty-one Groups Sign Letter Opposing ''Ability to Benefit'' Elimination

    On June 4, thirty-one education and workforce training groups, including ACTE, sent a letter to Senator Harkin (D-IA) concerning the elimination of “Ability to Benefit” provisions in the Higher Education Act. Currently, students without a high school diploma or GED are able to take a test to determine college readiness. If a student passes the test, then the student becomes eligible to receive federal financial aid to complete a course of study.  Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, the funding for this financial aid was eliminated.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:07:05 PM

  • Report Urges Engaging CTE Community in Common Core

    On May 24, ACTE and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) partnered with Achieve on the release of a report providing a blueprint for increased engagement between state education leaders and the career and technical education (CTE) community.

    Posted by Alisha Hyslop at 10/6/2014 10:18:55 AM

  • TIME Magazine Article Recognizes CTE as ''Learning That Works''

    In the TIME Magazine article “Learning That Works,”  Joe Klein, TIME Magazine’s political columnist, presents us with a compelling snapshot of CTE today, highlighting much of CTE’s strongest evidence of the positive impacts for students, businesses and communities.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:31:15 PM

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