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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:01:34 PM
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
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
In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM
In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM