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
States who met performance targets in both their workforce investment systems and adult education programs became eligible to receive additional funding under an "incentive grants" program in the Workforce Investment Act. The funds may be used to improve the workforce and adult education system as well as CTE programs under the Perkins Act.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/6/2013 8:26:07 AM
The National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education
(NCICTE), the new Perkins-funded CTE research center, has launched its
website at ctecenter.ed.gov.
The website outlines the center's research priorities, includes a list
of CTE resources and will house online training modules to provide
guidance for translating the center's studies into practice at the
college, district or school level.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/16/2013 3:26:30 PM
NRCCTE researchers at FHI 360 recently completed a longitudinal study on Programs of Study (POS)-type initiatives developed prior to the 2006 Perkins IV legislation, and their findings support the link between POS and positive student outcomes.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:14:59 PM
The Senate and House approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will provide funding for Perkins and other federal programs for the remaining six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Though the House had previously voted on its own version of the CR last week, they ultimately adopted the version that was passed with bipartisan support in the Senate. The five percent cut that was included in the bill will reduce Perkins funding by approximately $56 million in FY 2013.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:12:33 PM
The House voted for a five percent sequestration cut, meaning Perkins will be reduced by $57 million under bill H.R.933.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:56:19 PM
Starting the discussion early, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held its first hearing of the 113th Congress yesterday to discuss the Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waivers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:10:15 PM
In a recent speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan touted the Administration’s efforts to strengthen education, while putting forward an agenda for the future. He noted the important role that education has in rebuilding the economy and preparing a highly trained, competitive workforce. Additionally, he laid out a set of important goals for the Department moving forward. Among them was enacting reforms in CTE at the secondary and postsecondary levels as well as more closely aligning CTE with the private sector.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:48:35 PM