As learning expands beyond the classroom into the digital space, a recent report from the Alliance of Excellent Education asks how skills and competencies can be assessed through digital badges.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/30/2013 5:02:18 PM
Today, the Senate voted to approve the House-passed Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) in an effort to avert a government
shutdown on October 1. As we reported
earlier this week, the CR will temporarily fund federal programs, including
Perkins, at the current, FY 2013 level. For Perkins specifically, federal
funding was cut by 5.2 percent in FY 2013 due to sequestration. This resulted in a $58
million reduction in the federal support for CTE in the 2013-14 school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/30/2013 10:02:56 AM
The Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) have collaborated on a set of profiles that describe the characteristics of those in need of better skills and wages in each state.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/26/2013 10:27:14 AM
Applications are now being accepted for Phase II of the Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways Systems project.
This project helps states integrate Programs of Study into broader
career pathways systems. Three states will be chosen for Phase
II, and this time the project will focus on transportation-related
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/25/2013 10:08:15 AM
Friday, the House of Representatives approved a Fiscal Year
(FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) that will temporarily fund
federal programs, including Perkins, through December 15. The stopgap
funding bill, which passed on a mostly party-line vote of 230-189, is necessary
to prevent a government-wide shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on
September 30. The CR will continue funding the federal government at the
current, FY 2013 funding levels. For Perkins, federal funding was cut by 5.2 percent
in FY 2013 due to sequestration. This resulted in a $58 million reduction in the federal support for CTE in the 2013-14
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/26/2013 10:22:57 AM
The House officially kicked off its Perkins reauthorization
process today with a hearing in the House Education and the Workforce’s
Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary
Education. The hearing was titled, “Preparing
Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical
Education and Training Programs,” and focused on how effective CTE programs
are meeting the needs of students and the economy.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/26/2013 10:15:59 AM
The latest round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants has
been awarded to community colleges and universities around the country
for the development and expansion of innovative training programs in
partnership with local employers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:47:08 PM
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation held a conference titled "Connecting the Dots: Education, Policy, Workforce." Kimberly Hauer, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Caterpillar provided compelling remarks supporting CTE and other issues.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:52:31 PM