States who met performance targets in both their workforce investment systems and adult education programs became eligible to receive additional funding under an "incentive grants" program in the Workforce Investment Act. The funds may be used to improve the workforce and adult education system as well as CTE programs under the Perkins Act.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/6/2013 8:26:07 AM
ACTE is proud to announce results from its annual, nationwide survey of CTE students and educators,
conducted in partnership with the National Research Center for College
and University Admissions™ (NRCCUA®). Findings presented in CTE Works! 2013 Results from a National Survey demonstrate
the effectiveness and relevancy of CTE for students, as well as CTE
educators' dedication to integrating and aligning CTE with academics and
with business and industry needs, despite stagnant funding.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:21:14 PM
Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared on May 21 before the House
Education and the Workforce Committee to discuss the Administration’s Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 budget request for the Department of Education. The hearing
covered a range of issues from special education to student loan interest
rates, but the committee also had some pointed questions for the secretary on
the budget plan for CTE.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:21:01 PM
On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a measure that
caps federal discretionary funding at $966 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
This amount is the maximum discretionary spending allowed under sequestration
policy, and represents an $18 billion decrease from current FY 2013 funding.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:34 PM
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development recently released the interim National Assessment of Career and Technical Education (NACTE). The report focuses on participation, outcomes and international comparisons of secondary CTE.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:21 PM
On Monday, May 20, the U.S. Department of Education approved an additional three states — Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia—for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:09 PM
On May 21, I attended the National Journal's "The Underemployed Generation: Matching Skills to Jobs"
Policy Briefing. The event included many references to CTE-related
topics and a great deal of focus about the alignment of education and
business to address employment-workforce issues.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:57 PM
Bühler North America, a branch of the
global firm specializing in plant, equipment and services for processing
basic foods and for manufacturing advanced materials, had a staffing
Bühler took matters into its own hands, developing a joint program with
Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:44 PM