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  • House and Senate Pass FY 14 Budgets

    Recently, both the House and Senate approved their respective budget resolutions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. These resolutions set the overall discretionary spending caps for the coming fiscal year and establish the total amount of funding that will be available for programs like Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:16:00 PM

  • Congress Finalizes FY 2013 Funding Bill With Cut to Perkins

    The Senate and House approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will provide funding for Perkins and other federal programs for the remaining six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Though the House had previously voted on its own version of the CR last week, they ultimately adopted the version that was passed with bipartisan support in the Senate. The five percent cut that was included in the bill will reduce Perkins funding by approximately $56 million in FY 2013.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:12:33 PM

  • Grants Spur Workforce-Education Data Linkages

    Last week the U.S. Department of Labor announced approximately $6 million in grants for the third round of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative. These funds will enable up to six additional states to build or expand longitudinal databases that connect education and workforce data.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:02:28 PM

  • House Votes to Cut Perkins in FY 2013 CR

    The House voted for a five percent sequestration cut, meaning Perkins will be reduced by $57 million under bill H.R.933.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:56:19 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

  • Congress Fails to Reverse Sequestration

    Yesterday, the Senate voted on two pieces of legislation that would replace the automatic, across-the-board sequestration cuts with alternative deficit reduction plans. Sequestration will officially go into effect at 11:59p.m. Today, Friday, March 1. Senate Republicans and Democrats both put forward competing bills in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the sequester. Both measures were defeated along party lines, ensuring that sequestration will be unavoidable.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:37:33 PM

  • NPS Coincides With Important Legislation

    The legislative season in Washington is in full swing, and there has never been a better time to advocate for career and technical education. ACTE needs YOU to attend this year’s National Policy Seminar to ensure the CTE voice is heard!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:36:05 PM

  • STEM Career Interest on the Rise

    “Since the graduating class of 2004, overall interest in STEM majors and careers among high school seniors has increased by over 20 percent,” says a new report on STEM education from STEMconnector and My College Options.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:09:41 PM

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