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  • 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

  • House Holds First Perkins Reauthorization Hearing

    The House officially kicked off its Perkins reauthorization process today with a hearing in the House Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. The hearing was titled, “Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs,” and focused on how effective CTE programs are meeting the needs of students and the economy.  

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/26/2013 10:15:59 AM

  • House Launches Perkins Reauthorization With First Hearing

    The Perkins reauthorization process is about to officially begin on Capitol Hill! The House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a Perkins hearing this Friday, September 20, at 10:00 a.m. The hearing is titled, "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs."

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:19:42 PM

  • WIA Bill Impacts CTE Funding

    Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray and Ranking Member Johnny Isakson of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety introduced the bipartisan Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013 (S. 1356). The bill makes changes to the infrastructure funding mechanism of the One-Stop centers, which has ripple effects on Perkins funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:44:18 PM

  • OECD: Much to Praise, Some Concerns About U.S. Postsecondary CTE

    A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report paints a mixed picture of postsecondary CTE in the United States, praising CTE's flexibility, innovation and inclusion while citing challenges that result from decentralization, such as uneven quality and a lack of transparency and coherency that can affect student ability to make informed choices.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:58 PM

  • Sen. Merkley Pens Middle School Career Exploration Bill

    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Building Understanding, Investment, Learning and Direction Career and Technical Education (BUILD CTE) Act of 2013 to establish a pilot, competitive grant program to help states establish, re-establish or scale up career exploration programs in middle schools.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:14 PM

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