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  • Representatives Introduce Career Exploration Bill

    Limited Perkins funding often leaves funds for career exploration scarce, a bill from Rep. Kurt Schrader seeks to support CTE exploration programs for middle and high school students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/4/2014 3:45:27 PM

  • Business and Industry Groups Support Perkins Reauthorization

    This week, more than 200 business, industry, political and trade organizations, along with education groups like ACTE, published a letter demonstrating their support for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. 

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/22/2014 10:46:57 AM

  • Getting Ink – ACTE Hosts CTE Policy Media Briefing

    ACTE hosted a media briefing on the Perkins Act to provide reporters with foundational information about the law and reauthorization process while raising awareness of our members’ priorities before staff from major publications.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/16/2014 9:55:26 AM

  • 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 4/21/2014 4:25:12 PM

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