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
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
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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 5:00:15 PM
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
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
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 4:56:38 PM
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
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