week, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) announced that he would reintroduce the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act (H.R. 2368). ACTE helped to develop this legislation and we
are proud to endorse the newest version of the bill!
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:21:47 AM
In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM
In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM
Federal funding for CTE has been cut by over $100 million since Fiscal
Year (FY) 2010. This staggering total could soon grow an additional $58 million
in FY 2013 as a result of Congress and the Administration’s inability to fix
the reckless, across-the-board sequester.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 10:29:23 AM
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
Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared on May 21 before the House
Education and the Workforce Committee to discuss the Administration’s Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 budget request for the Department of Education. The hearing
covered a range of issues from special education to student loan interest
rates, but the committee also had some pointed questions for the secretary on
the budget plan for CTE.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:21:01 PM
On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a measure that
caps federal discretionary funding at $966 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
This amount is the maximum discretionary spending allowed under sequestration
policy, and represents an $18 billion decrease from current FY 2013 funding.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:34 PM