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  • CTE Credentials Lead to Big Earnings

    Lessons from College Measures, based on tracking return on investment data for postsecondary education from five states, won't be a surprise to CTE advocates: the value of short-term credentials; the importance of field of study to later earnings; and the wage potential of the T and E in STEM.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/10/2013 9:48:39 AM

  • Common Education Data Standards Feedback Needed

    The draft of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) version 4 has been released for public comment. CEDS 4.0 includes over 40 new and revised elements related to CTE teachers, students and programs, including  professional/technical credentials, teacher certification, and work-based learning.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/9/2013 11:21:42 AM

  • CTE Can Help Graduates Stand out on the Job Market

    In a short publication, Georgetown researchers seek to set the record straight on the annual summer spike in unemployment rates. According to Carnevale, Cheah and Gulish, this is an annual cycle of recent college graduates flooding the job market in the summer, temporarily bumping up unemployment rates, then being absorbed into the labor market in the fall.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:24:40 PM

  • Public Perceives a Lack of Workforce Preparedness in U.S. Schools

    In two recent U.S. public opinion polls, less than half of respondents reported that students are being well prepared for the workforce.  This lack of confidence in students' career readiness points to a need for more high-quality CTE, which excels at preparing youth and adults for college and career through its integrated approach to technical, academic and employability skills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:27:07 PM

  • Report Shows State-by-state Sequester Cut for CTE

    This week, the National Education Association (NEA) released a report that shows the cuts in federal education funding, including Perkins, state-by-state in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Based on the most recent estimates from the U.S. Department of Education, these tables illustrate the significant reductions in federal support to states in the wake of sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/4/2013 11:35:14 AM

  • Department Announces ESEA Waiver Renewal

    The U.S. Department of Education announced today that states who have received a waiver from requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may submit a renewal application to extend their waiver through 2016. Currently, waivers issued during the 2012-13 school year are set to expire at the end of this school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:47 PM

  • Pathways Programs Hold Their Own Despite Funding Challenges

    Pathways programs are holding steady or growing, despite funding challenges, reported respondents of a survey conducted by the National Center for College and Career Transitions. This view from the field is generally positive, while showing areas in which there is room for improvement.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:17 PM

  • ACTE Releases Higher Ed Priorities

    ACTE released its reauthorization priorities for the Higher Education Act (HEA) to ensure consideration of CTE programs at sub-baccalaureate institutions as an equal postsecondary option to four-year institutions and to include the students of those institutions equally in consideration of financial aid and data collection.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:23:58 PM

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