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
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
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
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
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. 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
In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM
In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM