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National Policy Seminar 2018


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National Policy Seminar 2019
March 25-27
Arlington, Virginia


NPS 2018 Highlights

Certificate of Attendance >

NPS 2018 Materials

Leave Behinds
2018 ACTE Legislative Priorities
CTE Caucus Flyer
Reception Invitation
Perkins Funding House Dear Colleague Letter

PowerPoint Presentations
Every Student Succeeds Act Breakout Session
Austin Estes, Advance CTE
Phillip Lovell, Alliance for Excellent Education
Alisha Hyslop, ACTE

Perkins General Session

Funding General Session

CTE Public Awareness Symposium
Joshua Starr, PDK
Jackie Kuffel, Tolles
Scott Springer, Harbor Freight Tools for Schools
Margquita Friday, Maryland Department of Education

Keynote Speakers

Robert Atkinson

Dr. Robert D. Atkinson
Founder and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Dr. Robert D. Atkinson will share his expertise on innovation policy and economics as our featured speaker. With an extensive background in public policy and service as a valued adviser to state and national policymakers, Dr. Atkinson will provide an overview of the dynamics at play in Washington. Other general sessions will cover hot topics in Washington and the latest on the reauthorization of the Perkins Act as well as federal funding.


Joshua Starr

Dr. Joshua P. Starr
CEO, Phi Delta Kappa International
A lifelong educator with 22 years in public schools, Starr will discuss PDK's 2017 poll of public perceptions of education and its implications for CTE, and more broadly how educators can shape public opinion to support CTE programs and students.

Pre- and Post-Conference Events


Mark Perna

Pre-Conference Event
Using a Powerful Narrative to Revolutionize the CTE Paradigm
Presenter: Mark C. Perna, Author, Founder and CEO of TFS®
March 4, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

In this dynamic workshop, you will learn how to approach stakeholders, legislators and your community with the transformative message that CTE throws open a vast new array of expanded college and career opportunities and turn the tide in the local, state and national conversation.
Post-Conference Event (Registration for this event is closed)
Pentagon VIP and Arlington National Cemetery Tour
March 7, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Join us following NPS for a private VIP Pentagon Tour, guided by the esteemed U.S. Army Honor Guard. Begin your afternoon with a self-guided tour of Arlington National Cemetery followed by a one-hour, behind-the-scenes look at the extensive U.S. Department of Defense headquarters.
Limited to 100 attendees and transportation provided. Please note you must register and provide your birth date and Social Security Number by Feb. 9 to participate in this tour. 

National Education Association CTE Listening Session
The National Education Association will be conducting a listening session on CTE issues at this year’s National Policy Seminar, to take place 5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. This session runs counter to the First Timers Orientation. We are opening this opportunity to the first 25 participants who are not NPS “first time” attendees. Please send an email to Dominique Frascoia at dfrascoia@acteonline.org so that we can confirm your participation. 


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