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
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
“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
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
Staff members of the House of Representatives toured Arlington Career Center in Arlington, VA today to see a real CTE school in action as they work to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The visit was organized by ACTE and the National Association of State Directors of CTE (NASDCTEc).
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:50:48 AM
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held its second hearing on reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. While the first hearing back in September offered a general overview of how current law is working for states and local school districts, yesterday’s hearing focused on more specific areas of reform.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:48 AM
Yesterday, Senator Chris Coons (D-CT) announced the Senate Democrat’s new “Manufacturing Jobs for America” initiative. Hoping to break through the partisan gridlock in Congress to create a “manufacturing revival,” the initiative is a collaboration of more than a dozen Senators and consists of 40 bills, includes several that would provide support for additional career and technical education in manufacturing and other STEM fields.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/31/2013 3:36:03 PM
President Barack Obama visited Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) last Friday to tour the school and deliver remarks on the “Next Generation of Middle Class American Workers and Entrepreneurs." His remarks included priorities for preparing all students to be college and career ready, including career education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 10/28/2013 3:14:43 PM