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
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