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  • Congressional Recess Advocacy Opportunities

    As CTE Month comes to a close and ACTE’s annual National Policy Seminar approaches, it is the perfect time to remind your Members of Congress of the importance of CTE to your students and your school.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:12:37 PM

  • Sen. Rubio Promotes CTE in Higher Education Reform

    This week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about the importance of skills training and CTE, and proposed a new series of policy initiatives in postsecondary education. During remarks he gave at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida on Monday, Rubio discussed revitalizing postsecondary education with a focus on developing skills and knowledge aligned with careers in the new economy. He focused on addressing the “growing opportunity gap” through polices that will help to expand access to education and training for all students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 2:06:40 PM

  • 2014 NPS Update: D.C. Power Player to be Keynote at Opening General Session

    The 2014 National Policy Seminar will feature Catherine “Kiki” McLean as the keynote speaker during the Opening General Session on Monday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. A veteran Washington insider and experienced political consultant, Kiki previously worked as a senior advisor for Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and served as the national press secretary and spokesperson to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 6:05:49 PM

  • Governors Request Increases in State CTE Funding

    If some of the nation’s Governors get their way, it could be a great year for increased state support of education. Republican and Democratic Governors have presented budget requests to their state legislatures that include increases in state funding for general K-12 education, career and technical education and sub-baccalaureate postsecondary education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 1:29:59 PM

  • CTE Month and Policymaker Outreach

    Happy CTE Month! I hope that your celebration of the CTE community’s successes is off to a great start. For readers that may not be familiar with CTE Month, every February ACTE encourages our members and other CTE advocates to raise awareness in their communities about CTE programs and the benefits that these programs provide to our nation’s students, workforce, and economy. Learn more about how you can get involved here.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/6/2014 3:30:25 PM

  • Education Leader George Miller to Retire

    Rep. George Miller (D-CA), ranking member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and winner of ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award, announced his retirement on Monday. He will not seek re-election in 2014.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 10:55:30 AM

  • Chamber of Commerce President Shares State of American Business

    “If you can’t make them see the light, at least make them feel the heat.” This was the opening remark of Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during his State of American Business event on January 8. Mr. Donohue touched on many key issues affecting the American people during this event, most notably regulation reform, the Affordable Care Act, and entitlement reform. In the last ten minutes of the event, he emphasized the importance of education to the prosperity and recovery of the American economy.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/21/2014 2:26:27 PM

  • U.S. Secretary of Educations Speaks at VISION 2013

    With CTE getting much warranted attention on Capitol Hill lately and ACTE’s Career Tech VISION 2013 happening last week in Las Vegas, it is an exciting time to be an ACTE member! Adding to that excitement was the appearance of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at the ACTE Awards Banquet during VISION 2013.Having made appearances at many other education related conferences during his tenure, last week’s remarks at the awards banquet were the Secretary’s first at VISION!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 1/3/2014 1:50:59 PM

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