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  • Maine ESEA Waiver Approved

    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

  • 2013 Race to the Top District: Benefits for CTE?

    The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that it has finalized the applications for the latest round of the Race to the Top – District (RTT-D) competition. This is the second year of the individual school district competition, and will provide nearly $120 million in competitive grants to “support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/5/2013 4:17:03 PM

  • ACTE Signs on to Letter Showing Support for ConnectED

    ACTE, along with various other organizations, recently sent out a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voicing  support for the Obama  Administration’s new ConnectED initiative. They expressed concern about the 20 percent of students who graduate late or drop out entirely and the need to decrease that number in order to keep America competitive in the global marketplace. The plans would help to expand the school systems current internet capabilities, bringing student learning into the digital age.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:04:00 PM

  • Administration Announces New ESEA Flexibility

    Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan announced two new flexibility waivers for states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. A letter was sent to all Chief State School Offices with details on the waivers.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 4:43:07 PM

  • DOL Awards Grants to Improve Workforce Data Quality

    Earlier this week, the Department of Labor announced the grant winners in the latest round of its Workforce Data Quality Initiative. This is the third round of grants, designed to help states build or expand their longitudinal data systems to better link workforce and education data and enhance the effectiveness of employment and training programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:20:49 AM

  • Department of Education Eyes CTE for High School Redesign

    In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM

  • CTE Students “Cooking Up Change” In Washington

    High school culinary arts students from around the country had the opportunity to participate in the Healthy Schools Campaign's "Cooking up Change" national finals this week in Washington, DC.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/12/2013 4:27:41 PM

  • New ETA Acting Assistant Secretary

    On May 31, Jane Oates resigned from her position as assistant secretary of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA). She had served in this role since 2009, and is a long-time friend of ACTE and CTE generally.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 10:54:14 AM

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