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  • College and Work Ready Report Addresses Literacy and Math Skills Needs

    An event hosted by the National Center for Education and the Economy focused on the release of the organization's new report, "What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics and English Literacy Required of First Year Community College Students." A series of six panels discussed the key findings of the report and implications for the education system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/13/2013 12:42:43 PM

  • Ohio Workforce Event Features ACTE Member

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) co-hosted the Ohio Jobs and Workforce Development Summit and invited Judy Wells, ACTE member and superintendent of Apollo Career Center, to participate on the general session panel.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/18/2013 4:04:52 PM

  • House STEM Hearing Touches Importance of CTE

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing to discuss the current state of STEM education in America, and led to discussion on CTE's role in improving STEM.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2013 11:42:13 AM

  • Reps. Thompson and Langevin Recognize CTE Month on House Floor

    This week, Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), the co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus, took to the floor of the House of Representatives in recognition of CTE Month.  The co-chairs spoke of the importance of CTE and its roll in American competitiveness. They also urged their colleagues to join the bipartisan caucus to support and promote CTE in Congress.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:26:16 PM

  • Senate Committee Talks Career Readiness in ESEA Waiver Hearing

    Starting the discussion early, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held its first hearing of the 113th Congress yesterday to discuss the Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waivers.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:10:15 PM

  • More States Adopt Career Readiness Policies, Says EdWeek Quality Counts Report

    More than half of the United States has implemented all four education-workforce alignment policies measured by Education Week in their 2013 edition of the Quality Countsreport card.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:25:32 PM

  • ACTE, NASDCTEc & PARCC Release Joint Statement

    The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) have produced a joint statement to provide clarity regarding the meaning of College and Career Ready Determinations (CCRD) that were produced by PARCC in early November.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:09:03 PM

  • PARCC College and Career Ready Determinations Revealed

    On November 2, The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the two state-led consortia working to develop assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards, unveiled its College- and Career-Ready Determinations (CCRD) policy and Policy-Level Descriptors (PLDs). The CCRD and PLDs, reported about in an earlier CTE Policy Watch blog post, establish a common benchmark to define the academic preparation in English Language Arts/literacy and mathematics which students will need to be college and career ready.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:52:18 PM

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