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  • New NGA Chair Mary Fallin Proposes Education Initiative

    On August 4, 2013, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) appointed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin as its new Chair. After the announcement, Gov. Fallin introduced her 2013-14 NGA Chair’s Initiative called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/7/2013 4:47:37 PM

  • State Policies Encourage CTE and Career Readiness

    In order to ensure that students graduating from high school are college and career ready, states are placing a higher priority on CTE, according to a report released earlier this year by the Education Commission of the States.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:09:37 PM

  • South Carolina Takes On Programs of Study

    Findings from a long-term review of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success initiative, authorized under the state's 2005 Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA), show several positive impacts of the policy on career development and Programs of Study (POS) development.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/30/2013 3:21:15 PM

  • Taking 2+ CTE Classes Reduces Dropout, Arizona Study Finds

    Taking two or more CTE courses is related to lower dropout rates in two Arizona districts, according to a report from the Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

    Posted by Brian Andsundry at 5/20/2013 2:15:02 PM

  • Deadline Extended for States to Apply for Certification Data Exchange Project

    We've extended the deadline to May 24, 2013 for states to apply to the second round of the Certification Data Exchange Project. This activity, supported by ACTE in cooperation with a number of national and state partners, is geared toward expanding and improving data exchange between industry certification organizations and state longitudinal data systems.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/14/2013 12:53:59 PM

  • CTE Credential Holders Out-earn Their Peers

    Last fall I reported to you on associate degree holders in CTE fields out-earning bachelor's degree recipients in Virginia. I've recently learned that Tennessee and Texas have also studied the relative benefits of various credentials and career fields for their postsecondary students, with similar findings.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/6/2013 1:28:33 PM

  • Webinar Will Feature Oregon’s CTE and Common Core Work

    ACTE and America’s Promise Alliance are co-hosting a webinar on May 21 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET titled “Oregon’s Trail: How the State Integrates Career and Technical Education into Common Core Implementation.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:24:28 PM

  • Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization Introduced in House

    Last Friday, February 15, Rep. John Tierney (D-MA) introduced the House Democrat's Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill, H.R. 798. Following the Democratic bill, House Republicans released their version, Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act, on February 21.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:35:25 PM

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