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  • New NGA Chair Mary Fallin Proposes Education Initiative

    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

  • McKinsey Advocates for More Training Programs and STEM Graduates

    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

  • ACTE Makes Impact on House ESEA Overhaul

    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

  • Take Action: House Voting On Career Readiness Measure

    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

  • Work Readiness Gap Analysis: Is CTE the Answer?

    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 requirements.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 12:10:13 PM

  • Alabama and New Hampshire ESEA Flexibility Waivers Approved

    Over the past week, the Department of Education has approved flexibility waivers for key requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for Alabama and New Hampshire. Their approval brings the total number of approved flexibility waivers to 39 states and the District of Columbia. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:01:34 PM

  • Early College High Schools: Path to Postsecondary Education

    Early College High Schools, in which students enroll in college courses while completing high school, benefit students and are particularly successful in helping students who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education to accumulate college credit, according to the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:02:10 PM

  • 2013 College Grads Lack Writing, Applied Skills

    Many organizations surveyed recently by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported they had yet to hire a 2013 college graduate, and 20 percent said it was because 2013 graduates were underqualified for job openings. Fifty percent of respondents believed that college graduates lack professionalism or work ethic, and about 30 percent believed graduates lack leadership, initiative and critical thinking/problem-solving skills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:33:02 AM

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