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  • CTE Gets Attention During ESEA Accountability Hearing

    With the impending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing focused on what the proper federal role should be in holding schools accountable for student outcomes.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/13/2013 12:09:30 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

  • Senator Begich Completes CTE Legislation Package

    As part of a package of career and technical education related legislation, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) introduced two bills aimed at professional development for CTE educators and modernization for CTE facilities. These two bills complete Senator Begich’s CTE legislation package, which also includes the Counseling for Career Choice Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:00:16 PM

  • 2013 NPS Update: Hear From Experts About National Implications of State Policies

    In addition to the focus on Congress and the Obama Administration, ACTE's upcoming National Policy Seminar (NPS) will includes sessions on broader policy topics affecting the CTE community. Our session “CTE in Focus: A Place at the Table” will spotlight a few of the growing number of national organizations which now recognize the value and potential of CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:11:25 PM

  • Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) Announces Career Counseling Bill

    In a press release today, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) announced a bill designed to improve school counseling resources across the country. The Counseling for Career Choice Act of 2013 provides increased support and professional development for school counselors to have the resources and materials to help students make educated decisions about their future, whether it is a four-year university, career and technical education program in high school or other option.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:10:53 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

  • CTE Accountability to Look Forward to Thanks to ESEA Waivers

    In our final highlight of approved state waivers from provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), I will be looking at two states that currently do not integrate CTE into their accountability system, but that have suggested in their applications that they may in the future.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:04:25 PM

  • ESEA Waivers Leading to Industry Certifications

    Yesterday we discussed a few state applications for ESEA flexibility that introduced CTE measures into their broader school accountability systems. Today I’d like to introduce states that specifically require districts to report student participation and progress on industry certifications.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:44:46 PM

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