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  • 2013 College Grads Lack Writing, Applied Skills

    Many organizations surveyed recently by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported they had yet to hire a 2013 college graduate, and 20 percent said it was because 2013 graduates were underqualified for job openings. Fifty percent of respondents believed that college graduates lack professionalism or work ethic, and about 30 percent believed graduates lack leadership, initiative and critical thinking/problem-solving skills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:33:02 AM

  • Senate Budget Committee Examines Education Funding and CTE

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the Senate Budget Committee to talk about the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request for education. As we previously reported in April, the Administration requested funding Perkins at $1.1 billion, equal to the pre-sequestration level from FY 2012. Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) used the hearing to highlight her efforts to replace sequestration and hammered House Republicans on their FY 2014 budget for its deep cuts in education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:35:40 AM

  • House ESEA Reauthorization Closing Gap to Career Readiness

    Last week, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee released legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and announced a full committee markup of the proposed bill, the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The proposed legislation is a combination of three bills passed by the committee in the previous Congress.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 3:58:30 PM

  • DOL Awards Grants to Improve Workforce Data Quality

    Earlier this week, the Department of Labor announced the grant winners in the latest round of its Workforce Data Quality Initiative. This is the third round of grants, designed to help states build or expand their longitudinal data systems to better link workforce and education data and enhance the effectiveness of employment and training programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:20:49 AM

  • GREEN Act Introduced in House

    This week, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) announced that he would reintroduce the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act (H.R. 2368). ACTE helped to develop this legislation and we are proud to endorse the newest version of the bill!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:21:47 AM

  • Department of Education Eyes CTE for High School Redesign

    In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM

  • 21st-century Skills Lead to Better Jobs

    Young adults who characterize themselves as developing 21st century skills often during their last year of education are more than twice as likely to say that they have a high-quality job in which they are successful and valued, according to a Gallup poll.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 4:32:53 PM

  • ACTE Pushes Career Readiness During Senate ESEA Markup

    ACTE and Sen. Tammy Baldwin introduce an amendment during ESEA markup to include career readiness measures on state and school report cards.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 1:07:31 PM

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