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
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on strengthening the Pell grant program. This hearing was the eleventh in a series of hearings on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA).
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/6/2013 1:39:19 PM
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing yesterday on simplifying federal student aid through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Senators Tammy Baldwin and Al Franken both spoke about the importance of easing access to financial aid for “non-traditional” students, those that are older, part-time or residing off campus, and ensuring access is allowed for those students enrolled in short-term CTE postsecondary credentialing programs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/18/2013 10:51:14 AM
The Senate HELP committee met for a hearing on the Higher Education Act reauthorization and discussed innovative approaches to improve student success. The types of innovations discussed varied widely during the course of testimony, one trend was evident—all students should be able to earn a recognized credential in an in-demand field through a high-quality program in as little time as possible.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/1/2013 5:37:40 PM
ACTE released its reauthorization priorities for the Higher Education Act (HEA) to ensure consideration of CTE programs at sub-baccalaureate institutions as an equal postsecondary option to four-year institutions and to include the students of those institutions equally in consideration of financial aid and data collection.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:23:58 PM