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  • Rep. Thompson: Perkins Is Proven

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday. Duncan cited the Administration’s proposals for community colleges and career academies. He also received some additional push back on the issue of funding for new competitive grant programs instead of the long-standing formula programs. Specifically, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) asked a question about Perkins funding in which he noted that Perkins is a proven program to address the skills gap.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:12:31 AM

  • More Details on Budget Proposals for Depts. of Ed and Labor

    On Feb. 13, the president released his budget priorities for FY 2013. The budget invests in CTE by maintaining FY 2012 levels for Perkins and proposing $1 billion over three years for career academies.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:45:07 AM

  • President Proposes Investments in CTE

    On February 13, the president released his budget proposal, which outlines the Administration’s funding priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. This budget will serve as a blueprint for when Congress allocates funding to specific programs through the budget and appropriations process. In his budget, President Obama invests heavily in CTE areas.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:44:28 AM

  • Senate Perkins Funding Letter Sent to OMB

    In preparation for the release of the president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget, Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) along with numerous other Senators sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting funds for Perkins. A similar letter was sent requesting funds for the Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants and other key workforce development programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:39:43 AM

  • OVAE Releases a Series of Community College Reports

    The Office of Vocational and Adult Education released a series of reports highlighting community colleges. The reports provide helpful information on community college conferences.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:02 AM

  • State of the Union Focuses on Skills, Education Issues

    President Obama’s delivery of the annual State of the Union address on January 23 highlighted “an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values,” The president asked for additional funding and support for education and referenced the skills gap that many employers face.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:30:16 AM

  • Job Council Releases Road Map to Renewal

    President Obama’s Job Council recently released its Road Map to Renewal report, which looks at “the broader factors influencing American prosperity and competitiveness in a global age” and makes policy recommendations that include investing in education and innovation, building the energy and manufacturing sectors of the economy and making tax and regulatory reforms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:29:35 AM

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