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  • ACTE & NASDCTEc Respond to Department of Education Perkins Blueprint

    ACTE responds to the Department of Education Perkins reauthorization blueprint laid out by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:28:09 AM

  • ACTE Releases Guiding Principles to Shape Perkins Reauthorization

    The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is releasing today six guiding principles that it believes should shape the future of the federal investment in career and technical education (CTE) through the reauthorization Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:27:26 AM

  • Bi-partisan Dear Colleague Letters Finalized in House and Senate

    Last month, policymakers who support CTE had the opportunity to sign-on to letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees addressing CTE funding. Both letters were a great success!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:21:36 AM

  • Rep. Thompson: Perkins Is Proven

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday. Duncan cited the Administration’s proposals for community colleges and career academies. He also received some additional push back on the issue of funding for new competitive grant programs instead of the long-standing formula programs. Specifically, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) asked a question about Perkins funding in which he noted that Perkins is a proven program to address the skills gap.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:12:31 AM

  • House WIA Bill Introduced, Perkins Removed from Consolidation

    The Workforce Investment Improvement Act which was passed by Republicans in the House will prevent Perkins funding from being consolidated into other bills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:11:57 AM

  • House Dems Introduce WIA Reauthorization Bill

    On March 20, Reps. John Tierney (D-MA), Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX) and George Miller (D-CA) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act. These Democratic leaders on the House Education and Workforce Committee were following the lead of House Republicans, who introduced their own partisan legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act in December.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:11:10 AM

  • Legislative Alert: Contact Congress to Restore Perkins Funding

    You can play a critical role in restoring Perkins funding. Call your representative and show them the benefits of CTE and CTE funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:08:21 AM

  • States Get Reimbursed for 1.5% Perkins Cut

    In October 2011, states saw a 1.5 percent cut in their Perkins allocations. This cut was the result of a continuing resolution bill that applied a temporary across-the-board cut to advance appropriations in order to meet specific budget caps.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:45:59 AM

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