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
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 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
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
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
On Oct. 18, ACTE joined with nearly 30 other national business, education, policy and philanthropic organizations to support a common statement on career readiness. The paper, titled “Building Blocks for Change: What It Means to Be Career Ready,” helps to define what it means to be career ready in the 21st century and unites and amplifies a common voice around the often referenced, but not always fully understood, term.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:51:30 PM
Recently, the Department of Education approved its 33rd state waiver application for release from key provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. While a majority of those applications were lacking in specific details on CTE accountability, we did find quite a few that made great progress in including “career readiness” in their college- and career-ready goals.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:42:52 PM
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers (PARCC) held a PARCC Progress Briefing on March 12 for leaders from national membership and advocacy organizations. The event provided an update on activities and sparked lively discussion about PARCC’s progress towards development of a common K-12 assessment system and broader efforts in states and districts to implement the Common Core State Standards and transition to the PARCC assessments.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:09:09 AM