2013 ACTE National Policy Seminar
Climbing the Hill
Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia
Thank you for attending the 2013 National Policy Seminar! This year's NPS provided a critical opportunity for CTE advocates to come together to climb the Hill, ensuring that Congress knows the value of CTE. We highly value your participation and appreciate you braving the "snowquester" to be with us!
This year's highlights included the opening address by Dr. Anthony Carnevale of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce; a panel session at the Capital Visitors Center with key education policy staff from both sides of the aisle; the presentation of the Policymaker of the Year award to Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the Congressional CTE Caucus; and, of course, your visits with legislators on Capitol Hill.
The Honorable Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration, discusses teaching with attendees of the 2013 National Policy Seminar.
The Honorable Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration, discusses CTE's role in the economy with attendees of the 2013 National Policy Seminar.
Anthony Carnevale, Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, delivers the keynote speech of the 2013 National Policy Seminar and discusses what CTE will mean for the economic recovery.
Anthony Carnevale delivers the keynote speech of the 2013 National Policy Seminar and discusses the changes ahead for our economy.
Please use the following materials to advocate for CTE at home!
2013 NPS Hill Visit Form
We would greatly appreciate getting feedback from your visits on Capitol Hill. If you haven't already done so, please fill out the Capitol Hill Visit Report Form for each visit you made and return to Brendan Desetti at ACTE via e-mail, fax (703-683-7424) or mail (1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314).
Take NPS Home With You!
These leave-behinds and presentation materials will serve your ongoing advocacy work throughout the year.
Invest in CTE!
Perkins Funding Chart
CTE Today Fact Sheet
CTE Research Fact Sheet
CTE Caucus invitation letter
New Members of Congress Breakout
Media Advocacy Breakout
Teacher of the Year Presentation
CTE in Focus Panel
ACTE Issues Briefing
Common Core State Standards and Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) Breakout:
National Center for Innovation in CTE Presentation
State Effect Panel:
Career Pathways Panel:
See you next year!
Policy and Advocacy
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Institute of Education Sciences
National Center for Education Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. House of Representatives
The Library of Congress's Thomas page
Government Accountability Office
The White House
Office of Management and Budget
ACTE's CTE Research and Info Center
National Assessment of Vocational Education
National Research and Dissemination Centers for Career and Technical Education
National Associations and Organizations
American Association of Community Colleges
American Youth Policy Forum
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
Center for Law and Social Policy
Committee for Education Funding
Council of Chief State School Officers
Jobs for the Future
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium
National Association of Workforce Boards
National Center on Education and the Economy
National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges
National Dropout Prevention Centers
National Governors’ Association
National Youth Employment Coalition
Southern Regional Education Board
States' Career Clusters Initiative
Social Media Advocacy
Sharing your thoughts with your Senators or Representative on a routine basis will keep CTE in the front of their minds. By using advocacy as a tool, we can influence Congress to continue and improve successful programs like Perkins, ESEA and the Workforce Investment Act.
Social media advocacy is one of the quickest and simplest ways to spread the CTE message to your Members of Congress. You can share about the benefits of your CTE program, activities your students are involved in, or your thoughts on key policy issues. You can even post pictures to illustrate your points.
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