On Wednesday the Committee for Economic Development put on
an event discussing the recent McKinsey Global Institute’s report, Game Changers: Five Opportunities for US
Growth and Renewal. These game changers are proposed to jump start the
economy and substantially contribute to gross domestic product (GDP)
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:42:03 AM
The House of Representatives finished debate and held a final vote on the Student Success Act (HR 5). The bill is the latest attempt to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The overhaul striped several key provisions from the current law, and made some positive changes that may impact CTE.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 3:52:33 PM
A new Gallup poll finds
that U.S. employees with a college degree are less likely to be engaged
at work than their peers with lower or higher levels of education. The
engagement rating was primarily based on level of agreement with the
statement "at work I have the opportunity to do what I do best every
day," and varied greatly based on job role.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:55:00 PM
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is accepting applications for the committee responsible for reviewing and revising Career and Technical Education Standards.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:35:50 AM
Earlier today, Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) introduced a CTE amendment to
the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), the House bill to reauthorize the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The amendment encourages
states to include information on student achievement of career and
technical proficiencies on their state and school report cards. Thanks
to the efforts of advocates around the country that have worked to show
Congress the importance of CTE student achievement, it was adopted on a
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:29 PM
Today the House of Representatives will be voting on amendments to the Student Success Act reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI), in conjunction with ACTE, is introducing an amendment requesting schools report on the career readiness of its students. Call or email your Representative to support the Benishek amendment and CTE!
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:36:19 PM
Concerned about the growing federal student loan debt, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) sees vocational training and CTE as an important option for students seeking pathways to career success outside of the traditional four-year degree path.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:48 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration
(ETA) has developed resources to help job seekers and CTE and workforce
development professionals better identify high-wage, high-growth and
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:34:06 PM