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  • WIA Approved, CTE Funds Still at Risk

    After a short markup the Senate HELP Committee approved of the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act by a bipartisan vote of 18-3. The bill includes positive changes, but also still contains the infrastructure funding mechanism which could impact Perkins Act funds.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/31/2013 4:56:22 PM

  • CTE and Advanced Placement: A Powerful Duo

    CTE and Advanced Placement (AP) may seem worlds apart, but the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and the College Board are collaborating to show the relevance of AP courses and exams to the 16 Career Clusters.

    Posted by Alisha Hyslop at 7/18/2014 4:55:39 PM

  • House Education Committee Approves Regulatory Repeal Bill

    Early Wednesday, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief Act, H.R. 2637.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:52:21 PM

  • House Delays Action on Perkins Funding Bill

    The House Appropriations Committee has announced that they will postpone the markup—the committee hearing where a bill is debated and amended—of the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which includes funding for Perkins. We reported earlier this week that the committee markup is one step in the long path toward a final FY 2014 funding amount for Perkins. The committee has not announced Information on the rescheduling of the markup and has not released the text of Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill, which was reportedly almost complete.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:46:18 PM

  • WIA Bill Impacts CTE Funding

    Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray and Ranking Member Johnny Isakson of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety introduced the bipartisan Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013 (S. 1356). The bill makes changes to the infrastructure funding mechanism of the One-Stop centers, which has ripple effects on Perkins funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:44:18 PM

  • Take Action: House Takes up Perkins Funding Bill This Week

    This week, the House Appropriations Committee will begin consideration of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which will include funding for Perkins! Federal support for CTE is far below what is necessary to meet the needs of local CTE programs and the students they serve. Since 2010, Perkins funding has been reduced by over $100 million, with the threat of further cuts through sequestration for the 2013-14 school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:43:33 PM

  • PARCC Meeting Highlights Teachers’ Insights on Testing Initiative

    On July 15, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) convened to report on progress of activities as the organization moves forward to develop assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/23/2013 2:54:12 PM

  • Senate Confirms Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

    Yesterday, the Senate approved, on a party-line vote of 54-46, the confirmation of Thomas Perez as the next secretary of labor. Prior to being nominated by President Obama for the top job at the Department Labor, Perez served as assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Department of Justice. He will fill the vacancy left by former-Secretary Hilda Solis who announced her departure in January after four years in the Obama Cabinet.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:39:55 AM

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