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
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
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
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
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
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
On Friday, May 3, the U.S. Department of Education announced the opening of the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) competition for “scale-up” and “validation” applications.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/14/2013 3:26:45 PM
On April 25th, the U.S. Department of Education released its plan for transforming the teaching profession titled “A Blueprint for Recognizing Education Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching (RESPECT).” The Blueprint for RESPECT is the latest piece of the department’s efforts to start a national conversation on the teaching profession, which began in 2012.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:11:22 PM