STEM is portrayed as the arena of the highly educated-bachelor's and
advanced degree holders-but a recent Brookings report shares that half
of STEM jobs are for workers with less than a four-year degree. CTE
educates youth and adults for many of the occupations described in The Hidden STEM Economy.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:40 PM
Robert LaBounty joins ACTE Public Policy Department as summer policy intern.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 8:59:46 PM
Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 funding level, known as a 302(b) allocation, for the departments
of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. From the $165 billion
total, the committee will now divide up funding for individual programs like
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:57 PM
Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education Research
Center are sharing the good news about high school graduation and
dropout rates, while warning that we need to do more to get
out-of-school youth back on track.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/27/2013 3:32:00 PM
A slow but steady economic recovery is in the cards, projects the
authors of a new report from the Georgetown University Center on
Education and the Workforce, with 30 percent of job openings by 2020
requiring some college or an associate degree and fast growth in the
STEM, health care and community services occupations.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:44:05 PM
Throughout the spring, Congress has been
involved in numerous discussions about a comprehensive immigration bill.
The Senate is current debating its bill, S. 744, the Border Security,
Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. While the
majority of this bill has no direct impact on CTE, there are a few
elements with key implications.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:50 PM
On June 20, the Senate Health, Education, Labor
and Pensions (HELP) committee held it first
hearing on reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in the 113th
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:03 PM
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan announced two new flexibility waivers for states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. A letter was sent to all Chief State School Offices with details on the waivers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 4:43:07 PM