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  • Department of Education Eyes CTE for High School Redesign

    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

  • Rep. Langevin Touts CTE & Announces Counseling Legislation

    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

  • 15 States Eligible to Receive Additional CTE Funding

    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

  • National Center for Innovation in CTE Launches Website

    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

  • Research Findings Support Programs of Study

    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

  • Congress Finalizes FY 2013 Funding Bill With Cut to Perkins

    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

  • House Votes to Cut Perkins in FY 2013 CR

    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

  • Senate Committee Talks Career Readiness in ESEA Waiver Hearing

    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

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