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  • 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

  • Senate Hearing on Higher Ed Innovations & Student Success

    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 Releases Higher Ed Priorities

    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

  • President Announces Higher Ed Plan

    In a press release this morning, President Barack Obama announced his plan to improve postsecondary education access and affordability. Over the past few years, the President has continually professed his support for community colleges and ensuring access to higher education for low-income students, and this new proposal looks to build on those efforts through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM

  • ACTE Submits Higher Ed Act Recommendations

    In response to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce's request for Higher Education Act recommendations, ACTE surveyed its membership and submitted a letter of recommendation to Chairman Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member Miller (D-CA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/5/2013 4:17:03 PM

  • CTE Playing a Larger Role in Student Loan Talk

    Concerned about the growing federal student loan debt, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) sees vocational training and CTE as an important option for students seeking pathways to career success outside of the traditional four-year degree path.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:48 PM

  • Provide Your Input Into the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

    Congress has begun requesting comments on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, and ACTE needs your input into our priorities!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/29/2013 1:12:34 PM

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