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  • ACTE Pushes for CTE Exemption in USDA Nutrition Regulations

    Recently, ACTE provided comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding a proposed regulation that would establish national nutritional standards for all foods sold to students in schools.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/19/2013 10:44:43 AM

  • Duncan Talks 2014 Budget on Capitol Hill

    Following the release of President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request on Wednesday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to defend the Administration's plan for funding education in the coming fiscal year.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/15/2013 4:57:12 PM

  • Administration's Budget Proposal Restores Sequester Cut to CTE Funding but Still Falls Short of Need

    Earlier today, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2014. In the budget proposal, the Administration suggests funding Perkins at 1.1 billion, equal to FY 2012 levels, before sequestration.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/15/2013 5:02:17 PM

  • Department of Education Announces 2013 Investing in Innovation Competition

    The U.S. Department of Education announced last week the start of the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. The announcement included a new set of priorities and a pre-application for the competition’s “development” category.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/6/2013 9:28:49 AM

  • 2013 NPS: Federal Agencies Collaborate on Career Pathways

    It is important to have a career pathway to focus your efforts on one main skill. Choosing a discipline in a CTE curriculum will help you to stay on track.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:59:20 PM

  • Department of Education Announces New Details on Sequestration

    The U.S. Department of Education recently released new details on how they will implement reductions in Perkins funding as a result of sequestration. While we know that Perkins could be cut by a total of$ 56 million if Congress and the Administration are unable to fix the sequester, the department has now specifically outlined the amount of Perkins funding that could be cut on a state-by-state basis.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:54:11 PM

  • House Workforce Hearing Sets up Contentious Markup

    House Workforce Hearing Sets up Contentious Markup The House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing yesterday, February 26, to discuss the current state of the workforce system.While the hearing was originally scheduled to discuss the current state of the workforce system, it evolved into a discussion of Rep. Virginia Foxx’s (R-NC) recently introduced Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill, the Strengthening Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act that is considered controversial.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:36:40 PM

  • President Promotes CTE in State of the Union Address

    In the first State of the Union address of his second term in office, President Obama put forward a sweeping policy agenda that touched on many issues of national importance, including immigration, economic recovery, gun control and CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:31:35 PM

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