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  • Sens. Baldwin and Franken Promote Aid for Short-term Postsecondary CTE

    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

  • Perkins Reauthorization Moves Forward in the House with CTE Caucus Briefing, Committee Hearing and School Visit

    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

  • Research Round-up: Lost Associate Degrees, Manufacturing Certification Survey, Millennials in Crisis

    Today we bring you a round-up of recent publications that focus on credential attainment and upskilling.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:21 PM

  • OVAE Tackles Improving U.S. Adult Skills

    As I reported last month, the U.S. performed below average on numeracy, literacy and problem solving in technology-rich environments in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills. An event yesterday hosted by the Center for American Progress delved into these findings, proposed solutions and featured an announcement from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) about its plans to address adult skills deficiencies.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:08 PM

  • New Report: The Promise of High-quality CTE

    Recently, key thought leaders in the education and workforce development arena released a new paper outlining the benefits of a high-quality CTE system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:57:02 AM

  • CTE Fosters the Workforce in Health Care, Energy

    We’re expanding the ACTE Sector Sheet series with two new releases, CTE:The Key to Economic Development in Health Care and CTE: The Key to Economic Development in Energy. The Sector Sheets describe CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce in these crucial and expanding industry sectors.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:56:10 AM

  • Education Leader Explores a Common Model for CTE

    A recent supplement to Kappan magazine authored by Jean-Claude Brizard, senior adviser at the College Board and former chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, promotes the value of high-quality CTE and suggests ways to make CTE a more aligned, coherent system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:01:24 PM

  • Budget Conference Committee Begins Tackling Sequestration

    Last week, the House and Senate budget conference committee held its first official meeting. The deal to end the government shutdown and raise the federal debt ceiling that was passed by Congress in mid-October temporarily resolved the protracted budget standoff that shut down the government for 16 days. As part of the agreement, a conference committee of members of the House and Senate was tasked with creating a finalized budget plan and setting overall funding levels for FY 2014 by December 13. The committee will also attempt to tackle long-term budgetary issues like entitlement spending, tax reform and sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:00:30 PM

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