Over the past week, the Department of Education has approved
flexibility waivers for key requirements in the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA) for Alabama and New Hampshire. Their approval brings the
total number of approved flexibility waivers to 39 states and the District of
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:01:34 PM
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final
version of new regulations to establish national nutritional standards for
all foods sold to students in schools.Though intended to target foods sold in vending machines, al a carte
lines and school stores, the stricter guidelines could impact CTE programs that
have incorporated into their course curriculum a student-run café, bakery or
other school-based business that sells food.Following
reaction from the CTE community in public comments on the draft version of
the regulations in April, the USDA has agreed to provide a special CTE exemption!
CTE programs that are not able to meet the new nutrition guidelines for
instructional reasons will be eligible to apply for a waiver from the
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:01:53 PM
Early College High Schools,
in which students enroll in college courses while completing high
school, benefit students and are particularly successful in helping
students who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary
education to accumulate college credit, according to the American
Institutes for Research (AIR).
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/9/2013 10:02:10 PM
STEM is portrayed as the arena of the highly educated-bachelor's and
advanced degree holders-but a recent Brookings report shares that half
of STEM jobs are for workers with less than a four-year degree. CTE
educates youth and adults for many of the occupations described in The Hidden STEM Economy.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:40 PM
Robert LaBounty joins ACTE Public Policy Department as summer policy intern.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 8:59:46 PM
Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 funding level, known as a 302(b) allocation, for the departments
of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. From the $165 billion
total, the committee will now divide up funding for individual programs like
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:07:57 PM
Education Week and the Editorial Projects in Education Research
Center are sharing the good news about high school graduation and
dropout rates, while warning that we need to do more to get
out-of-school youth back on track.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/27/2013 3:32:00 PM
A slow but steady economic recovery is in the cards, projects the
authors of a new report from the Georgetown University Center on
Education and the Workforce, with 30 percent of job openings by 2020
requiring some college or an associate degree and fast growth in the
STEM, health care and community services occupations.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:44:05 PM