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  • House Members Introduce Bill Amending Perkins Labor-market Provisions

    On April 7, a bi-partisan group introduced the “Perkins Modernization Act of 2014” to add language to Perkins focusing on the use of labor-market data

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/10/2014 6:39:34 AM

  • Field Hearing Highlights Business Partnerships

    The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a field hearing in Mesa, AZ featuring two panels with witnesses coming from four- and two-year public postsecondary institutions, for-profit postsecondary institutions, local government and business and industry. The focus of the hearing was the role partnerships between business and industry and education institutions play in ensuring career training programs are aligned to industry needs and students are able to find employment.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/21/2014 8:17:36 AM

  • Perkins Hearing Hits on CTE Funding

    The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing in Las Vegas, NV to discuss the Perkins CTE Act reauthorization and CTE's benefits to students and employers. The hearing focused primarily on CTE funding and connecting CTE programs with business and industry and between secondary and postsecondary institutions.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/19/2014 4:30:35 PM

  • Perkins Reauthorization Heats up in House Hearing

    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

  • Perkins Reauthorization Moves Forward in the House with CTE Caucus Briefing, Committee Hearing and School Visit

    This week, the bipartisan Congressional CTE Caucus held a briefing for congressional staffers to discuss Perkins reauthorization from the perspective of different CTE stakeholders. ACTE has organized a CTE school visit for congressional staff later this month at the Arlington Career Center in Arlington, VA. Additionally, the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold its second reauthorization hearing on Tuesday, November 19.  

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/7/2014 11:23:30 PM

  • President Obama Visits CTE School

    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

  • Business Roundtable Promotes Pathways, Postsecondary and Industry Alignment

    Through member CEO feedback and interviews with education and workforce development experts, the Business Roundtable (BRT) has identified five priorities for developing a highly skilled workforce that focus on pathways and alignment to help students move through education and into the workforce with valued credentials.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:54 PM

  • AFT President Promotes CTE and Renewed Perkins

    On October 10, AFT President Randi Weingarten addressed an audience of CTE advocates at a United Federation of Teachers meeting in New York, calling for high-quality CTE as a way to retool schools and focus students on today's needed careers. She said policymakers need to fully fund the Perkins Act and voiced strong opposition to proposals that would redirect federal Perkins formula funds to competitive grants.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/11/2013 2:38:23 PM

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