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  • High School Graduation Rate Reaches a New High

    The U.S. high school graduation rate has risen to 80 percent, according to new data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/30/2014 10:28:04 AM

  • Duncan Pressed on Perkins Blueprint and CTE Funding in Budget Hearing

    Sec. Duncan appeared at House Education and the Workforce Committee to discuss the Administration’s budget plan. The committee had some pointed questions on the department’s Perkins blueprint and budget request for CTE.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/30/2014 9:20:28 AM

  • Administration Requests Feedback on Career Pathways

    The U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services have issued a Request for Information soliciting feedback on aligning federal grants and services in order to develop high-quality career pathways systems.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/29/2014 9:41:53 AM

  • What You Need to Know: Implementing School Nutrition Regulations for CTE Part II

    New regulations will require all foods sold in schools to meet strict nutritional standards, impacting many CTE programs. Part two of this series will examine some regulatory exemptions available.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/25/2014 2:56:22 PM

  • ED Announces Latest i3 Grant Applications

    The U.S. Department of Education has announced the opening of the application process for the final two grant categories of the 2014 Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) grant competition, validation and scale-up.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/25/2014 2:08:23 PM

  • Data Driven: The Value of Non-degree Credentials

    U.S. Census Bureau researchers have found that alternative credentials are often associated with higher earnings, particularly professional certifications and licenses.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/24/2014 6:23:00 PM

  • Superintendents Want Deeper Business-education Engagement

    Businesses are engaging with school districts, according to most superintendents in a survey from Harvard Business School and The Boston Consulting Group, but only 12 percent perceived engagement occurring on a deep level.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/23/2014 5:09:26 PM

  • Postsecondary Attainment Rises

    Attainment of an associate or bachelor’s degree grew by 0.7 percent in 2012 for Americans aged 25 to 64, according to the Lumina Foundation, the largest year-to-year increase since Lumina began tracking.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/23/2014 2:04:51 PM

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