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  • President Calls for Postsecondary Education, Leaves Out Certifications

    In a rose garden event, President Barack Obama called attention to the doubling of interest rates on student loans set to occur on July 1. President Obama also used the event to advance the message that all students graduating from high schools today will need some form of postsecondary education to succeed in today’s economy. A striking omission in his speech was an acknowledgement that a postsecondary credential includes more than just a degree.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/3/2013 1:04:43 PM

  • New Tools to Fight Cuts

    Federal funding for CTE has been cut by over $100 million since Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. This staggering total could soon grow an additional $58 million in FY 2013 as a result of Congress and the Administration’s inability to fix the reckless, across-the-board sequester.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 10:29:23 AM

  • South Carolina Takes On Programs of Study

    Findings from a long-term review of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success initiative, authorized under the state's 2005 Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), show several positive impacts of the policy on career development and Programs of Study (POS) development.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/30/2013 3:21:15 PM

  • Rhode Island First State to Approve Next Generation Science Standards

    On May 24, Rhode Island's State Board of Education unanimously adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/30/2013 3:21:15 PM

  • Provide Your Input Into the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Congress has begun requesting comments on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and ACTE needs your input into our priorities!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/29/2013 1:12:34 PM

  • Building Workforce Resilience Through Skills Development

    The U.S. workforce is in need of economic security and increased resilience, according to a report from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices. The Cornerstones of Economic Security for Resilient Workers: A Policy Framework for Shared Action charts the trends in the global economy that are undermining the economic security of workers, including rising demand for advanced skills and the prevalence of lower paid, lower wage and temporary work.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:06:23 PM

  • Department of Education Provides Guidance on Use of Federal Grant Funding

    Last week, the Department of Education released a new set of "Frequently Asked Questions" designed to help grantees appropriately use funds for conferences and meetings. This new guidance applies to all federal grant funds, both formula and discretionary, including programs like Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/29/2013 1:11:11 PM

  • Question: What If My Child Isn't Interested In Going to a Four-year College? Answer: Consider CTE!

    Jay Mathews, education columnist for the Washington Post, recently wrote an article dissecting a question he was asked by a friend regarding her child, which was "What should I do if my child isn't going to college?", i.e., four-year university.  Indeed, as Mathews points out, all students need to pursue some form of postsecondary education in order to have the best chances at career success over a lifetime. What other options exist for students besides "college" or four-year university and how do students and families know if they are valid, worthy options? These are core questions Mathews explores in his article, "What if my Child isn't Interested in Going to Four-Year College?"

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/24/2013 4:56:46 PM

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