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  • House Budget Resolution Proposes Large Cuts to Education and Workforce

    On March 20, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee, introduced a budget resolution for 2013. The budget resolution sets overall spending levels for Members of Congress on the Appropriations Committees. The Ryan budget caps overall discretionary spending at $1.028 trillion, $19 billion less than the amount that had already been agreed to in last summer's debt reduction deal.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:09:45 AM

  • PARCC Update Includes CTE Focus

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) held a PARCC Progress Briefing on March 12 for leaders from national membership and advocacy organizations. The event provided an update on activities and sparked lively discussion about PARCC’s progress towards development of a common K-12 assessment system and broader efforts in states and districts to implement the Common Core State Standards and transition to the PARCC assessments.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:09:09 AM

  • 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

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