The number of high school students taking CTE courses at community and
technical colleges in Kansas increased by about 50 percent in the
2012-2013 school year, the first year of new legislation that places the
responsibility for paying for those credits on the state, according to
Celia Llopis-Jepsen of CJOnline.com.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 12:01:32 PM
On August 4, 2013, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) appointed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin as its new Chair. After the announcement, Gov. Fallin introduced her 2013-14 NGA Chair’s Initiative called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/7/2013 4:47:37 PM
Early Wednesday, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief Act, H.R. 2637.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:52:21 PM
On Wednesday the Committee for Economic Development put on
an event discussing the recent McKinsey Global Institute’s report, Game Changers: Five Opportunities for US
Growth and Renewal. These game changers are proposed to jump start the
economy and substantially contribute to gross domestic product (GDP)
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:42:03 AM
High school culinary arts students from around the country had the
opportunity to participate in the Healthy Schools Campaign's "Cooking up Change" national finals this week in Washington, DC.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/12/2013 4:27:41 PM
In a rose garden event, President Barack Obama called attention to the doubling of interest rates on student loans set to occur on July 1. President Obama also used the event to advance the message that all students graduating from high schools today will need some form of postsecondary education to succeed in today’s economy. A striking omission in his speech was an acknowledgement that a postsecondary credential includes more than just a degree.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/3/2013 1:04:43 PM
Jay Mathews, education columnist for the Washington Post, recently wrote an article dissecting a question he was asked by a friend regarding her child, which was "What should I do if my child isn't going to college?", i.e., four-year university. Indeed, as Mathews points out, all students need to pursue some form of postsecondary education in order to have the best chances at career success over a lifetime. What other options exist for students besides "college" or four-year university and how do students and families know if they are valid, worthy options? These are core questions Mathews explores in his article, "What if my Child isn't Interested in Going to Four-Year College?"
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/24/2013 4:56:46 PM
Stuart Eizenstat, former chief White House domestic policy advisor under President Jimmy Carter and undersecretary of commerce for international trade in the Clinton Administration, joined with Robert Lerman, a fellow at the Urban Institute, to pen an op-ed published in the Washington Post, “Apprenticeships Could Help U.S. Workers Gain a Competitive Edge.” The op-ed examines the value of apprenticeships and stresses that the United States needs more of these vital workforce development programs
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/16/2013 3:27:27 PM