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  • States Adopt CCR Standards, Varying Policies and Supports in Place

    According to an Achieve report charting state progress on policies that support college and career readiness, all states have adopted college and career readiness (CCR) standards but few states have in place a full complement of policies and supports in four areas--standards, graduation requirements, assessments and accountability--to facilitate implementation.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:04:15 PM

  • How Has Federal Funding Impacted You?

    We're looking for CTE stakeholders to share with us personal stories about their CTE programs, including how federal policies are impacting their students and classrooms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:50:43 PM

  • Apply to be a Community College Student Success Center

    State-level community college entities are invited by the Kresge Foundation and Jobs for the Future to apply to join the Student Success Center initiative. Applications should outline your plans to launch a Student Success Center, which organizes a state's community colleges around common action to accelerate efforts to improve persistence and completion.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/9/2013 12:39:01 PM

  • COWS-CLASP State Profiles Promote Pathways

    The Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) have collaborated on a set of profiles that describe the characteristics of those in need of better skills and wages in each state.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/26/2013 10:27:14 AM

  • Apply for Transportation Pathways Systems Project

    Applications are now being accepted for Phase II of the Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways Systems project. This project helps states integrate Programs of Study into broader career pathways systems. Three states will be chosen for Phase II, and this time the project will focus on transportation-related pathways.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/25/2013 10:08:15 AM

  • $474.5M Awarded for Skills Training Partnerships

    The latest round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants has been awarded to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs in partnership with local employers.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:47:08 PM

  • New Report Shows Deep Cuts in State Education Funding

    A recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights reductions in state funding for education since the beginning of the economic recession in 2008. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the financial meltdown that helped to spur this recession, the report shows that many states are still dealing with the lingering effects and have not yet returned to pre-recession funding levels for education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:03:30 PM

  • Kansas Law Leads to 50 Percent Jump in High Schoolers Taking College CTE

    The number of high school students taking CTE courses at community and technical colleges in Kansas increased by about 50 percent in the 2012-2013 school year, the first year of new legislation that places the responsibility for paying for those credits on the state, according to Celia Llopis-Jepsen of CJOnline.com.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 12:01:32 PM

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