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  • Immigration Bill Has Implications for CTE

    Throughout the spring, Congress has been involved in numerous discussions about a comprehensive immigration bill. The Senate is current debating its bill, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. While the majority of this bill has no direct impact on CTE, there are a few elements with key implications.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:50 PM

  • Congress Focuses on Postsecondary Education Data

    In recent weeks, there has been renewed attention on data related to students postsecondary and career success. There is a growing realization among policymakers that current postsecondary data systems, which nationally only collect information on first-time, full-time students, leave a large number of unanswered questions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:31 PM

  • House of Representatives Holds First Education and Workforce Hearing of New Congress

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held the biennial first hearing of the new Congress yesterday. Titled “Challenges and Opportunities Facing America’s Schools and Workplaces,” the hearing was a general overview of the status of education and the workforce today, and where the committee should be focusing its efforts going forward. Members of the committee also used the time to stake out their positions for this legislative session.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:09:05 PM

  • Getting Business on Board for Exemplary Internships

    A new National Academy Foundation (NAF) publication examines exemplary work-based learning experiences at its career academies around the country. Key elements include passion on both sides of the employer-business partnership, as well as adherence to the NAF Internship Gold Standards.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:23:09 PM

  • 14 States Win Grants to Link K12 With Postsecondary and/or Workforce Data

    13 states and the District of Columbia were awarded grants for the development and linking of postsecondary and/or workforce data within the state's K-12 data system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:36:39 PM

  • Certificates Lead to Higher Earnings Than Bachelor Degrees, for Some Fields of Study

    Certificates can provide greater earnings than some associate and bachelor degrees, although the return on investment varies by field of study, according to a new report from the prolific researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:08:41 PM

  • OVAE Releases a Series of Community College Reports

    The Office of Vocational and Adult Education released a series of reports highlighting community colleges. The reports provide helpful information on community college conferences.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:02 AM

  • Unemployment Tied to College Majors, Study Finds

    A report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce found a correlation between certain jobs and the unemployment rate.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:28:44 AM