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  • DOL Awards Grants to Improve Workforce Data Quality

    Earlier this week, the Department of Labor announced the grant winners in the latest round of its Workforce Data Quality Initiative. This is the third round of grants, designed to help states build or expand their longitudinal data systems to better link workforce and education data and enhance the effectiveness of employment and training programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:20:49 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

  • 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

  • Fiscal Cliff Averted ... for Now

    On January 1, the House passed on a 257-167 vote the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R.8). The legislation affirms the Senate’s approval (89-8) of the fiscal cliff deal which came earlier in the day. However, the legislation only temporarily shelves the across-the-board sequester budget cuts until March 1.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:13:19 PM

  • What Does the Fiscal Cliff Mean for CTE?

    With only days to go before the country reaches the end-of-the-year fiscal cliff, there are some signs of hope that a deal might be within reach. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that the House of Representatives will be called back into session on Sunday—both President Obama and the Senate have already returned to Washington—for a last ditch effort to reach a deal in the final hours of 2012.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:12:30 PM

  • Lame Duck Session Brings Little Action

    In the closing days of the 112th Congress, President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a stalemate over the looming fiscal cliff.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:11:45 PM

  • The Clock Is Ticking on Sequestration

    With only three weeks left in the 112th Congress and less than a month to go before the deadline for the “fiscal cliff,” the White House and congressional leaders have made little progress  in addressing the expiring tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to discretionary programs known as sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:07:50 PM

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