Due in large part to the work of the agricultural community, the Department of Labor announced on April 26 that it was withdrawing proposed regulations on child labor which would have hurt school agriculture programs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:09:24 AM
Last week the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education signed an agreement to promote agriculture education postsecondary and career pathways. Under this agreement, the Departments will work together to identify and use career pathways and programs of study that prepare students for employment in the agriculture, food and national resources cluster, including as teachers of agriculture education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:29:48 AM
In early April, representatives of the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services (HHS) signed a “Dear Colleague” letter highlighting their joint commitment “to promote the use of career pathways approaches as a promising strategy to help adults acquire marketable skills and industry-recognized credentials through better alignment of education, training and employment, and human and social services among public agencies and with employers.”
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:29:18 AM
On April 19, at an event at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and OVAE Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier released the Administration’s Blueprint for Perkins reauthorization. The Blueprint is titled “Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education.”
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:28:43 AM
ACTE responds to the Department of Education Perkins reauthorization blueprint laid out by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:28:09 AM
Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday. Duncan cited the Administration’s proposals for community colleges and career academies. He also received some additional push back on the issue of funding for new competitive grant programs instead of the long-standing formula programs. Specifically, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) asked a question about Perkins funding in which he noted that Perkins is a proven program to address the skills gap.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:12:31 AM
On Feb. 13, the president released his budget priorities for FY 2013. The budget invests in CTE by maintaining FY 2012 levels for Perkins and proposing $1 billion over three years for career academies.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:45:07 AM
On February 13, the president released his budget proposal, which outlines the Administration’s funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. This budget will serve as a blueprint for when Congress allocates funding to specific programs through the budget and appropriations process. In his budget, President Obama invests heavily in CTE areas.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:44:28 AM