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  • 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

  • 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

  • 15 States Eligible to Receive Additional CTE Funding

    States who met performance targets in both their workforce investment systems and adult education programs became eligible to receive additional funding under an "incentive grants" program in the Workforce Investment Act. The funds may be used to improve the workforce and adult education system as well as CTE programs under the Perkins Act.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/6/2013 8:26:07 AM

  • 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 Referenced as Important in Matching Skills to Jobs

    On May 21, I attended the National Journal's "The Underemployed Generation: Matching Skills to Jobs"  Policy Briefing. The event included many references to CTE-related topics and a great deal of focus about the alignment of education and business to address employment-workforce issues.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:57 PM

  • President Tours Tech High School in Texas

    Yesterday, President Obama travelled to Austin, Texas for the first stop on a series of Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours. The president will use these trips to highlight some of the initiatives he put forward in his 2013 State of the Union speech. He spent his time in Austin visiting Manor New Tech High School; a STEM focused high school founded in 2007.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/13/2013 4:28:29 PM

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