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  • Rep. Langevin Touts CTE & Announces Counseling Legislation

    In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM

  • Senate ESEA Reauthorization Makes Attempt at Career Readiness

    Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee ESEA reauthorization bill, the Strengthening America’s Schools Act (S. 1094), makes a better attempt to prepare students to be college- and career-ready than other proposals we have seen in the past, but it still falls short of truly preparing our students to be career ready.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 10:53:20 AM

  • Senate Unveils Latest ESEA Reauthorization Bill

    Today the Senate HELP Committee introduced a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The HELP committee’s last attempt to reauthorize ESEA was in 2011.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:04:53 PM

  • Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia Approved for ESEA Flexibility

    On Monday, May 20, the U.S. Department of Education approved an additional three states — Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia—for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:09 PM

  • 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

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