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National Policy Seminar 2017


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Forging New Paths
@National Policy Seminar 2017

March 13-15

Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia

  • Gain new insights and knowledge on the new Congress and Administration and the reauthorization of Perkins. Join more than 400 education professionals from across the county to hear the latest updates and projections on CTE-related policy initiatives, legislation and funding via keynote speakers, policy breakout sessions and opportunities to connect with policymakers.
  • Elevate awareness and perceptions of CTE by joining in the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 as we look at CTE's future.
  • Learn new advocacy strategies for engaging policymakers in your local CTE programming needs and successes.

Tentative NPS 2017 Agenda

Josh Kraushaar

 Featured Keynote Speaker: Josh Kraushaar, Political Editor, National Journal
Headlining NPS will be dynamic keynote speaker Josh Kraushaar, political editor for National Journal, who pens the weekly "Against the Grain" column. His experience will provide attendees with:

  • Thought-provoking views on the political landscape of the new Administration and Congress
  • Perspectives on the state of the nation's education and workforce policies
  • The economic impact of these CTE-related policies on our nation's students and workers.

 Mr. Kraushaar has held several positions since joining Atlantic Media in 2010, including as managing editor for politics at National Journal, and as executive editor and editor-in-chief of The Hotline. In addition to his management of The Hotline, Mr. Kraushaar plays a critical role in shaping National Journal's overall political coverage. Prior to working at National Journal, he was a political correspondent for Politico and editor at House Race Hotline. He has appeared as a political analyst on television and radio, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, National Public Radio and C-SPAN.
 Teacher Education Pipeline Symposium
On Wednesday morning, a symposium focused on the teacher education pipeline will explore current issues and policy implications related to attracting CTE educators to the profession. NPS attendees will have the opportunity to interact with expert speakers and provide feedback as we discuss and seek solutions to meet this challenge.

SOLD OUT! Swiss-style Apprenticeships Pre-conference Event (offsite)
When: Sunday, March 12, 4-9 p.m.
Switzerland's vocational education and training system has stimulated great interest from the United States for its support of sustainable, highly skilled talent pool and the opportunities it offers students to obtain hands-on work experience and industry-specific knowledge. This pre-conference event taking place at the Embassy of Switzerland is limited to 100 NPS attendees and features the Swiss-style apprenticeship system as it is implemented in the United States.

Hotel Information
Crystal Gateway Marriott - SOLD OUT
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Phone: 703-920-3230

Overflow Hotels
Crystal City Marriott
Crystal City Shops, 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703-413-5500
Rates: Single/Double $289 (note: all rates are subject to a Virginia tax of 10 percent per room, per night)
Mention ACTE when booking your room at the Marriott.  

Courtyard by Marriott Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport
2899 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703-549-3434
Rates: Single/Double $289 (note: all rates are subject to a Virginia tax of 10 percent per room, per night)
Mention ACTE when booking your room at the Marriott.  

Registration Information

NPS 2017 Registration Rates
ACTE Member $405
Non-member $505
Student $140
State Leadership Training Program $25

Cancellations and Refunds 
All cancellation requests must be emailed to registration@acteonline.org or faxed to 703-683-9367. Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund, minus $100 administrative fee, through Feb. 17. Cancellations received on or after Feb. 17 are non-refundable. 
Substitutions will not be accepted unless received in writing from the original registrant by Feb. 17. Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. A letter from the original registrant authorizing the substitution must be emailed to registration@acteonline.org or faxed to 703-683-9367, along with the substitute’s completed registration form, by Feb. 17. The substitute’s registration fee will be subject to pricing based on her/his ACTE membership status.
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NPS 2016 Resources

Final Agenda 
Participant Feedback Form 
Sample Press Release

Hill Visit Report Form
Complete Electronically  

Leave Behinds
Perkins Reauthorization
Perkins Funding
HEA Reauthorization
Key Legislation
CTE Caucus Invite  

Presentation Materials
Opening Session: Tom Davis PowerPoint
ESSA General Session: Monique Chism PowerPoint
ESSA General Session: Noelle Ellerson PowerPoint
ESSA General Session: Mitch Coppes PowerPoint
ESSA Breakout Session: Kate Blosveren
Perkins General Session: Alisha Hyslop PowerPoint
Advocacy Training: PowerPoint
Advocacy Training: Handouts 



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