ACTE sent a letter to the chairs of the budget conference committee, Sen. Patty
Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), urging them to work toward strengthening
our nation’s investment in CTE by replacing the harmful sequestration cuts in
the FY 2014 budget proposal currently being developed by the committee. As we
previously reported, the agreement that ended the protracted government
shutdown in October included the creation a conference committee of members of
the House and Senate who are tasked with creating a finalized budget plan and
setting overall funding levels for FY 2014. The committee will also
attempt to tackle long-term budgetary issues like entitlement spending, tax
reform and sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:49:46 AM
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held its second hearing on reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. While the first hearing back in September offered a general overview of how current law is working for states and local school districts, yesterday’s hearing focused on more specific areas of reform.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:48 AM
More states are linking data across education and workforce systems, but
there is room for further progress, according to the Data Quality
Campaign (DQC) 2013 analysis of national and state progress on data effectiveness.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:23 AM
Today, President Obama announced a new, $100 million competitive grant opportunity named "Youth CareerConnect." The funds will be awarded from the Department of Labor's revenues from
the H-1B visa program and the grants will also be administered by the Department of Labor.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:33:21 PM
According to an analysis
from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CTE
coursetaking was on the decline from 1990 to 2009, while academic
coursetaking increased. In addition, CTE coursetaking patterns shifted.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:29:38 PM
Eric Seleznow, Employment and Training Administration Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided a few remarks on November 18 at a New America Foundation event titled "A Natural Fit?: Community Colleges and Competency-Based Education." The comments addressed both the topic of competency-based education (CBE) and broader issues and initiatives at the Department.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 11/25/2013 9:47:57 AM
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing yesterday on simplifying federal student aid through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Senators Tammy Baldwin and Al Franken both spoke about the importance of easing access to financial aid for “non-traditional” students, those that are older, part-time or residing off campus, and ensuring access is allowed for those students enrolled in short-term CTE postsecondary credentialing programs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/18/2013 10:51:14 AM
This week, the bipartisan
Congressional CTE Caucus held a briefing for congressional staffers to discuss Perkins
reauthorization from the perspective of different CTE stakeholders. ACTE has organized a CTE
school visit for congressional staff later this month at the Arlington Career
Center in Arlington, VA. Additionally, the House
Education and the Workforce Committee will hold its
second reauthorization hearing on Tuesday, November 19.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/7/2014 11:23:30 PM