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  • Department Makes ESEA Waiver Policy Change

    As the school year begins, many questions about the status of ESEA flexibility waivers have risen. In response, the Department of Education announced a shift in its waiver policy.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/29/2014 2:32:44 PM

  • Whiteboard Advisors Releases Education Policy Survey Results

    Whiteboard Advisors today released the latest Education Insider report, which details the results of a recent survey conducted of policymakers, thought leaders and experts in relevant associations on education policy issues.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/14/2014 4:08:22 PM

  • Representatives Introduce Career Exploration Bill

    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

  • Career Counseling Added to Charter School Bill

    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

  • Budget Deal’s Alternative Teacher Certification Provision

    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

  • Department Announces ESEA Waiver Renewal

    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

  • Department Rewards AP, CTE Left Out

    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

  • Pennsylvania ESEA Waiver Includes CTE

    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

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