As the deadline for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation approaches, more questions are being asked about the development and requirements of the Standards. The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) has produced a publication that may be the best documentation of the CCSS movement and what the standards do.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 2:52:08 PM
2013 ACT-tested graduates continue to struggle to meet ACT's benchmarks
for readiness, while expressing little interest in STEM and fast-growing
career fields. These findings were highlighted in ACT's most recent
publication on The Condition of College and Career Readiness.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 2:10:58 PM
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education approved Pennsylvania’s application to waive key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind. Pennsylvania’s waiver was the 41st approved since the department began issuing waiver in 2011.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM
On August 4, 2013, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) appointed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin as its new Chair. After the announcement, Gov. Fallin introduced her 2013-14 NGA Chair’s Initiative called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/7/2013 4:47:37 PM
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
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
An analysis of ACT WorkKeys scores,
compared to skills required in high-wage, high-demand and fast-growing
jobs, has found significant gaps between examinee skills and job
requirements, particularly when it comes to locating information.
However, test-taker skills and job needs were better matched on the
middle level-meaning students with a postsecondary certificate or
associate degree, by and large, had the skills needed for jobs that
require a postsecondary certificate or associate degree-than for
education and jobs at higher or lower levels of education and work
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 12:10:13 PM