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  • Budget Deal’s Alternative Teacher Certification Provision

    After a 16-day government shutdown, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on Wednesday night to a short-term deal to raise the debt ceiling and fund the federal government through a continuing resolution (CR), which also included a provision to allow teachers participating in an alternative certification program to be considered “highly qualified” under the Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) section of the 2001 authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:50:26 PM

  • Shutdown Comes to an End

    With only hours to go before the deadline to raise the federal debt ceiling and after 16 days of a government shutdown, Congress finally voted to end the protected budget battle last night. President Obama signed the legislation (H.R. 2775) following passage by the House (285-144) and Senate (81-18). The bill was unanimously supported by Democrats in the House and Senate and received mixed support from Republicans in both chambers. The federal government will reopen today and 800,000 furloughed federal workers, including over 3,000 employees at the U.S. Department of Education, will return to work.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/17/2013 4:28:32 PM

  • Business Roundtable Promotes Pathways, Postsecondary and Industry Alignment

    Through member CEO feedback and interviews with education and workforce development experts, the Business Roundtable (BRT) has identified five priorities for developing a highly skilled workforce that focus on pathways and alignment to help students move through education and into the workforce with valued credentials.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:54 PM

  • Return on Investment for Some College, No Degree

    A recent release from The Hamilton Project analyzes the lifetime earnings of those who complete some college but not a two- or four-year degree. Researchers Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney find that these individuals' lifetime earnings are about $100,000 more than the earnings of those who finished their education with a high school diploma.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:42 PM

  • Troubling U.S. Performance on Survey of Adult Skills

    The OECD has conducted its first Survey of Adult Skills, analyzing the skills of more than 150,000 adults across the world in literacy and numeracy as well as problem solving in technology-rich environments. The United States was ranked below average in each of the three domains.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/15/2013 9:53:38 AM

  • AFT President Promotes CTE and Renewed Perkins

    On October 10, AFT President Randi Weingarten addressed an audience of CTE advocates at a United Federation of Teachers meeting in New York, calling for high-quality CTE as a way to retool schools and focus students on today's needed careers. She said policymakers need to fully fund the Perkins Act and voiced strong opposition to proposals that would redirect federal Perkins formula funds to competitive grants.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/11/2013 2:38:23 PM

  • CTE Funding Spotlight: Toolbox for Education Grant

    CTE programs across the country are feeling the pinch of these difficult economic times. Cuts in federal funding for education and budget austerity at the state and local levels have become major challenges for many CTE educators and administrators. While there are many funding opportunities available through government and private foundation grants for specific education projects and initiatives, these are not always easy to find. To help bring much-needed resources to your CTE classroom, we have created this new CTE Funding Spotlight series. We will search out education, workforce training and CTE funding opportunities that are currently available and regularly highlight them on our CTE Policy Watch blog.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/11/2013 2:43:13 PM

  • ACTE Weighs in on Department of ED’s Four-Year Plan

    ACTE recently submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2014-2018. Every four years the department develops a set of goals and strategic objectives to guide its future budget and policy priorities. The goals outlined in the plan include improving student access at all levels of education, increasing equity, developing the department’s own organizational capacities, promoting college- and career-ready standards and assessments, and improving high school graduation and postsecondary completion rates. Thought the department is currently closed due to the federal government shutdown, we are still working to make sure that there is a strong focus on CTE in future education policy priorities.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/11/2013 2:39:38 PM

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