The newly announced Registered Apprenticeship – College Consortium (RACC) will work to expand articulation agreements between Registered Apprenticeships and postsecondary institutions to offer more opportunities for accelerated postsecondary education.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/8/2014 2:07:07 PM
The Department of Education recently proposed regulations on gainful employment requirements for postsecondary educational institutions offering federal financial aid for career training programs. This proposal comes nearly a year after a federal court struck down the department’s previous attempt to regulate gainful employment.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:05:43 AM
Recognizing the benefits short-term postsecondary CTE
programs have for students, job-seekers, employers and the economy, Sen. Mary
Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses by supporting Students
(JOBS) Act to expand Pell grant eligibility to students enrolling in short-term
Posted by Public Policy at 2/14/2014 2:07:35 PM
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce's Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce held a hearing on January 28 titled "Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low Income and First Generation Students".
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/3/2014 1:19:55 PM
On January 16, President
Obama hosted a group of approximately 140 college presidents, business people, foundation heads and nonprofit
executives at an event focusing on improving college access for
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/21/2014 2:29:40 PM
Rep. George Miller (D-CA), ranking member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and winner of ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award, announced his retirement on Monday. He will not seek re-election in 2014.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 10:55:30 AM
The U.S. Department of Education continues to seek input on its proposed college ratings system. The ratings system could take into account tuition costs, enrollment of low-income students, graduation rates, job placements rates, graduate earnings, and other factors in determining a final rating for an institution, which in turn could affect an institution's eligibility for federal student aid.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/28/2014 11:15:40 PM
On December 10, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced legislation to establish a federal tax-credit-matching program to complement existing programs in states that provide a “new jobs training” tax credit.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:08:35 PM