Today the House of Representatives will be voting on amendments to the Student Success Act reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI), in conjunction with ACTE, is introducing an amendment requesting schools report on the career readiness of its students. Call or email your Representative to support the Benishek amendment and CTE!
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:36:19 PM
Concerned about the growing federal student loan debt, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) sees vocational training and CTE as an important option for students seeking pathways to career success outside of the traditional four-year degree path.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:48 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration
(ETA) has developed resources to help job seekers and CTE and workforce
development professionals better identify high-wage, high-growth and
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:34:06 PM
Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the
Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. As we reported
earlier this week, the bill was given the green light from the appropriations
subcommittee on Tuesday and it is now ready to proceed to the Senate floor for
a vote there. Thanks to the efforts of the entire CTE community, the committee
approved a $1.1 billion funding level for Perkins! The across-the-board
sequester cut caused a $58 million reduction in Perkins for FY 2013, resulting
in less funding for high schools, CTE centers, community and technical colleges,
and millions of CTE students nationwide beginning in the 2013-14 school year. Thursday’s
vote marked a big step toward restoring this cut!
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/15/2013 2:58:47 PM
A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report
paints a mixed picture of postsecondary CTE in the United States,
praising CTE's flexibility, innovation and inclusion while citing
challenges that result from decentralization, such as uneven quality and
a lack of transparency and coherency that can affect student ability to
make informed choices.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:58 PM
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Building Understanding, Investment, Learning and Direction Career and Technical Education (BUILD CTE) Act of 2013 to establish a pilot, competitive grant program to help states establish, re-establish or scale up career exploration programs in middle schools.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:14 PM
A recent Lumina publication reports a slow but steady increase in U.S.
postsecondary attainment, while emphasizing how far we have to go toward
reaching the foundation's goal of 60 percent of Americans with
postsecondary credentials, including certificates, by 2025.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 1:02:00 PM
Speaking on the Senate floor yesterday during a debate on fixing the student loan interest rate, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) lauded the merits of career and technical education as a key part of any "fix" to the higher education system.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/11/2013 12:47:07 PM