Limited Perkins funding often leaves funds for career exploration scarce, a bill from Rep. Kurt Schrader seeks to support CTE exploration programs for middle and high school students.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/4/2014 3:45:27 PM
Reps. Jim Langevin and Glenn Thompson amended the bipartisan charter school bill to add a priority for grants supporting charter schools offering comprehensive career counseling opportunities.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/12/2014 12:13:38 PM
After a 16-day government shutdown, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on Wednesday night to a short-term deal to raise the debt ceiling and fund the federal government through a continuing resolution (CR), which also included a provision to allow teachers participating in an alternative certification program to be considered “highly qualified” under the Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) section of the 2001 authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:50:26 PM
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that states who have received a waiver from requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may submit a renewal application to extend their waiver through 2016. Currently, waivers issued during the 2012-13 school year are set to expire at the end of this school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:47 PM
The U.S. Department of Education announced $28 million in grants have been awarded to 42 states to cover the costs of Advanced Placement (AP) exams for low-income students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 9:47:15 AM
On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education approved Pennsylvania’s application to waive key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind. Pennsylvania’s waiver was the 41st approved since the department began issuing waiver in 2011.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM
The U.S. Department of Education approved Maine's application for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in exchange for a state developed plan to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students and support effective teachers and leadership.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/14/2013 4:39:05 PM
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