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  • President Calls for Postsecondary Education, Leaves Out Certifications

    In a rose garden event, President Barack Obama called attention to the doubling of interest rates on student loans set to occur on July 1. President Obama also used the event to advance the message that all students graduating from high schools today will need some form of postsecondary education to succeed in today’s economy. A striking omission in his speech was an acknowledgement that a postsecondary credential includes more than just a degree.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/3/2013 1:04:43 PM

  • Department of Education Provides Guidance on Use of Federal Grant Funding

    Last week, the Department of Education released a new set of "Frequently Asked Questions" designed to help grantees appropriately use funds for conferences and meetings. This new guidance applies to all federal grant funds, both formula and discretionary, including programs like Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/29/2013 1:11:11 PM

  • Secretary Hilda Solis Announces Departure From Department of Labor

    On January 9, Secretary Hilda Solis announced that she is resigning as the head of the Department of Labor and will not be a part of President Obama’s Cabinet in his second term.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:20:23 PM

  • Arne Duncan Hints at Second-Term Agenda

    Speaking at the Council of Chief State School Officers meeting last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hinted that he would stay on as secretary for President Obama’s second term and laid out his goals for that time period.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:01:25 PM

  • Duncan Talks CTE and Funding in Education Speech

    In a recent speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan touted the Administration’s efforts to strengthen education, while putting forward an agenda for the future. He noted the important role that education has in rebuilding the economy and preparing a highly trained, competitive workforce. Additionally, he laid out a set of important goals for the Department moving forward. Among them was enacting reforms in CTE at the secondary and postsecondary levels as well as more closely aligning CTE with the private sector.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:48:35 PM

  • New Administration Report: Perkins Would Be Cut $92 Million Under Sequestration

    On Friday, the Office of Management and Budget at the White House released a new report that examines how federal funding might be impacted by sequestration. Without congressional intervention, sequestration is scheduled to go into effect on January 2, 2013. According to the report, all non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs that are not exempt from sequestration will be cut 8.2 percent. This means that the Perkins stands to lose approximately $92 million in Fiscal Year 2013 alone!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:37:14 PM

  • Labor Dept. Releases Career Pathways Technical Assistance Resources

    Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) released a bundle of resources to aid state, local and tribal entities in developing career pathway systems, as part of the ETA’s Career Pathways Initiative.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:10:08 AM

  • Victory for Ag Education: Proposed Agriculture Labor Rules Withdrawn

    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

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