Header Logo

ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION

CTE Policy Watch

RSS Feed
  • Caucus Co-chairs Call for CTE Exemption in USDA Nutrition Regulations

    New rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—authorized under the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010—will require all foods sold in schools to meet strict nutritional standards beginning in 2014. Though intended by Congress to target snack foods sold in vending machines, a la carte lines and school stores, these regulations could have a harmful effect on students in CTE culinary programs that operate student-run cafés, bakeries and catering businesses.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:25:35 PM

  • ACTE Weighs in on Department of ED’s Four-Year Plan

    ACTE recently submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2014-2018. Every four years the department develops a set of goals and strategic objectives to guide its future budget and policy priorities. The goals outlined in the plan include improving student access at all levels of education, increasing equity, developing the department’s own organizational capacities, promoting college- and career-ready standards and assessments, and improving high school graduation and postsecondary completion rates. Thought the department is currently closed due to the federal government shutdown, we are still working to make sure that there is a strong focus on CTE in future education policy priorities.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/11/2013 2:39:38 PM

  • Department Announces ESEA Waiver Renewal

    The U.S. Department of Education announced today that states who have received a waiver from requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may submit a renewal application to extend their waiver through 2016. Currently, waivers issued during the 2012-13 school year are set to expire at the end of this school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:47 PM

  • Department Rewards AP, CTE Left Out

    The U.S. Department of Education announced $28 million in grants have been awarded to 42 states to cover the costs of Advanced Placement (AP) exams for low-income students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 9:47:15 AM

  • Pennsylvania ESEA Waiver Includes CTE

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education approved Pennsylvania’s application to waive key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind. Pennsylvania’s waiver was the 41st approved since the department began issuing waiver in 2011.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM

  • President Announces Higher Ed Plan

    In a press release this morning, President Barack Obama announced his plan to improve postsecondary education access and affordability. Over the past few years, the President has continually professed his support for community colleges and ensuring access to higher education for low-income students, and this new proposal looks to build on those efforts through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM

  • 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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11