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  • Obama Calls for Short-term Fix to Sequestration

    At a press conference in the White House yesterday, President Obama called on Congress to act quickly to delay the automatic, across-the-board cuts through sequestration. If Congress and the Administration are unable to reach an agreement to fix the sequester before March 1, federal funding for Perkins—along with most other education and workforce training programs—will be drastically reduced; impacting the 2013-14 school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:07:54 PM

  • Obama Addresses Nation at Second Inaugural

    On Monday, President Barack Obama began his second term in office to much fanfare at a public swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. In his second inaugural address—a speech that traditionally does not highlight specific policy positions—the president spoke broadly on a few educational objectives that he hopes to address in his second term.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:54:52 PM

  • White House to Congress: 2014 Budget Will Be Delayed

    On Monday, the White House Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to Congress informing the House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that the president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request will not be ready by the February 4 deadline. The White House is required under federal law to submit a budget to Congress every year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:52:37 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

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