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  • New Report Shows Deep Cuts in State Education Funding

    A recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights reductions in state funding for education since the beginning of the economic recession in 2008. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the financial meltdown that helped to spur this recession, the report shows that many states are still dealing with the lingering effects and have not yet returned to pre-recession funding levels for education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:03:30 PM

  • House Delays Vote on Funding Bill

    On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) that will temporarily fund federal programs, including Perkins, through December 15. Congress has yet to approve any of the 12 full-year appropriations bills for FY 2014.A stopgap funding bill is necessary to prevent a government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on September 30. The CR will essentially put the federal budget on autopilot for a few months, continuing funding levels from FY 2013. For Perkins, FY 2013 funding was cut by 5.2 percent below the previous year, incorporating the across-the-board sequester cut,  which has resulted in $58 million reduction in the federal investment in CTE for the 2013-14 school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/12/2013 5:42:25 PM

  • Report Shows State-by-state Sequester Cut for CTE

    This week, the National Education Association (NEA) released a report that shows the cuts in federal education funding, including Perkins, state-by-state in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Based on the most recent estimates from the U.S. Department of Education, these tables illustrate the significant reductions in federal support to states in the wake of sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/4/2013 11:35:14 AM

  • Post Infographic to Promote CTE Funding

    With Congress on their month-long August recess, the clock is ticking on important Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding decisions for CTE. Connecting with lawmakers during August through Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets is a quick and easy way to spread the message of CTE and the importance of Perkins funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 5:00:15 PM

  • Share Your CTE Story

    ACTE recently launched a new feature on our website for CTE teachers, administrators and counselors to share personal stories about their CTE programs, including how federal policies are impacting their students and classrooms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 5:00:33 PM

  • August Advocacy: New Tools to Help You Promote Perkins Funding

    Congress has packed up and left Washington for a five-week recess, which runs through September 6. The annual August recess is a time when senators and representatives return home to put in some face-to-face time with constituents. However, lawmakers are leaving town this year with a lot of important policy issues still pending, including the reauthorization of both the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as well as Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding for Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 4:56:38 PM

  • House Delays Action on Perkins Funding Bill

    The House Appropriations Committee has announced that they will postpone the markup—the committee hearing where a bill is debated and amended—of the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which includes funding for Perkins. We reported earlier this week that the committee markup is one step in the long path toward a final FY 2014 funding amount for Perkins. The committee has not announced Information on the rescheduling of the markup and has not released the text of Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill, which was reportedly almost complete.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:46:18 PM

  • Take Action: House Takes up Perkins Funding Bill This Week

    This week, the House Appropriations Committee will begin consideration of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which will include funding for Perkins! Federal support for CTE is far below what is necessary to meet the needs of local CTE programs and the students they serve. Since 2010, Perkins funding has been reduced by over $100 million, with the threat of further cuts through sequestration for the 2013-14 school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:43:33 PM

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