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  • 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

  • Financial Aid Hearings Highlight Non-Traditional Student Access

    Both the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee held hearings last week to address the rising costs of college and student loan debt incurred by students. Both committees also addressed the trouble non-traditional students face in accessing student financial aid.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/23/2013 5:58:23 PM

  • Competency-based Learning Programs Eligible for Title IV Student Aid

    On Tuesday, March 19, the Department of Education released a “Dear Colleague” letter reminding higher education institutions that offer competency-based learning opportunities that they may be eligible to participate in the Title IV federal student aid (FSA) program of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:04:01 PM

  • We Need You at the 2013 NPS!

    We need you to Climb the Hill with us during next month’s National Policy Seminar (NPS) to tell legislators in Washington, D.C. that career and technical education (CTE) needs their support! The knowledge you communicate about your local CTE programs and students will be the most important information that Members of Congress and staff receive.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:33:54 PM

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