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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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