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  • Grant Opportunities for Employment and Training Research

    Researchers in CTE, workforce development and related fields, take note: the U.S. Department of Labor, through its contractor IMPAQ International, has announced 10 awards, comprising $80,000 total, to be granted on a competitive basis to doctoral and post-doctoral students for relevant research on policy related to employment and training topics.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:38:00 PM

  • House Launches Perkins Reauthorization With First Hearing

    The Perkins reauthorization process is about to officially begin on Capitol Hill! The House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a Perkins hearing this Friday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing is titled, "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs."

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:19:42 PM

  • NCICTE Training Series: Making Career Pathways Work

    This week marks the kick-off of an online training series on Making Career Pathways Work: Curricular Design and Instructional Practice, brought to you by the National Center for Innovation in CTE (NCICTE). This training series offers approaches to help strengthen educators' capacity to design and deliver standards-based, integrated curriculum and improve instructional practice in career pathways.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:04:32 PM

  • Many Americans Say Their Jobs Don't Require a Four-year Degree

    Fifty-seven percent of Americans say their job typically does not require a bachelor's or more advanced degree, according to a recent Gallup poll, the same percentage as in 2005.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:04:09 PM

  • New Report Shows Deep Cuts in State Education Funding

    A recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights reductions in state funding for education since the beginning of the economic recession in 2008. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the financial meltdown that helped to spur this recession, the report shows that many states are still dealing with the lingering effects and have not yet returned to pre-recession funding levels for education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:03:30 PM

  • House Delays Vote on Funding Bill

    On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) that will temporarily fund federal programs, including Perkins, through December 15. Congress has yet to approve any of the 12 full-year appropriations bills for FY 2014.A stopgap funding bill is necessary to prevent a government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on September 30. The CR will essentially put the federal budget on autopilot for a few months, continuing funding levels from FY 2013. For Perkins, FY 2013 funding was cut by 5.2 percent below the previous year, incorporating the across-the-board sequester cut,  which has resulted in $58 million reduction in the federal investment in CTE for the 2013-14 school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/12/2013 5:42:25 PM

  • CTE Credentials Lead to Big Earnings

    Lessons from College Measures, based on tracking return on investment data for postsecondary education from five states, won't be a surprise to CTE advocates: the value of short-term credentials; the importance of field of study to later earnings; and the wage potential of the T and E in STEM.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/10/2013 9:48:39 AM

  • Common Education Data Standards Feedback Needed

    The draft of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) version 4 has been released for public comment. CEDS 4.0 includes over 40 new and revised elements related to CTE teachers, students and programs, including  professional/technical credentials, teacher certification, and work-based learning.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/9/2013 11:21:42 AM

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