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  • 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

  • New Issues for Area CTE Centers in GI Bill Education Benefits

    Veterans looking to use their GI Bill at an online non-degree granting program will be unable to simply because the programs are non-degree granting.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:49:49 PM

  • Postsecondary Education: Policy Outlook for Next Year

    Inside Higher Ed published an article today on the future of higher education after the November elections. The article discussed financial issues, upcoming and pending legislation, and what to expect if leadership in Congress changes.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:49:10 PM

  • Thirty-one Groups Sign Letter Opposing ''Ability to Benefit'' Elimination

    On June 4, thirty-one education and workforce training groups, including ACTE, sent a letter to Senator Harkin (D-IA) concerning the elimination of “Ability to Benefit” provisions in the Higher Education Act. Currently, students without a high school diploma or GED are able to take a test to determine college readiness. If a student passes the test, then the student becomes eligible to receive federal financial aid to complete a course of study.  Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, the funding for this financial aid was eliminated.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:07:05 PM

  • Senate Committee Tackles College Affordability

    On February 2, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing titled “Innovations in College Affordability.” The purpose of the hearing was to explore new and creative methods to make higher education more affordable for all students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:43 AM

  • OVAE Releases a Series of Community College Reports

    The Office of Vocational and Adult Education released a series of reports highlighting community colleges. The reports provide helpful information on community college conferences.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:02 AM

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