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  • GREEN Act Introduced in House

    This 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

  • Department of Education Eyes CTE for High School Redesign

    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

  • Rep. Langevin Touts CTE & Announces Counseling Legislation

    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

  • New Tools to Fight Cuts

    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

  • Department of Education Provides Guidance on Use of Federal Grant Funding

    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

  • 15 States Eligible to Receive Additional CTE Funding

    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

  • Duncan Pressed on “Hold Harmless” in Hearing on FY 14 Budget

    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

  • House Appropriators Endorse Dangerously Low Funding Levels for Education

    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

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