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  • Landrieu Proposes Pell for Short-term Training

    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 CTE programs.

    Posted by Public Policy at 2/14/2014 2:07:35 PM

  • House Committee Discusses Postsecondary Opportunities

    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

  • White House Hosts Summit on College Opportunity

    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 low-income students.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/21/2014 2:29:40 PM

  • Education Leader George Miller to Retire

    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

  • ED Seeks Input on College Ratings System

    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

  • Sen. Stabenow Introduces Postsecondary Job Training Bill

    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

  • House Hearing on Strengthening Pell Grants

    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

  • Sens. Baldwin and Franken Promote Aid for Short-term Postsecondary CTE

    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

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