Throughout the spring, Congress has been
involved in numerous discussions about a comprehensive immigration bill.
The Senate is current debating its bill, S. 744, the Border Security,
Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. While the
majority of this bill has no direct impact on CTE, there are a few
elements with key implications.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:50 PM
On June 20, the Senate Health, Education, Labor
and Pensions (HELP) committee held it first
hearing on reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in the 113th
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/26/2013 9:45:03 PM
Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan announced two new flexibility waivers for states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. A letter was sent to all Chief State School Offices with details on the waivers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 4:43:07 PM
Many organizations surveyed
recently by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported
they had yet to hire a 2013 college graduate, and 20 percent said it was
because 2013 graduates were underqualified for job openings. Fifty percent of respondents
believed that college graduates lack professionalism or work ethic, and
about 30 percent believed graduates lack leadership, initiative and
critical thinking/problem-solving skills.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:33:02 AM
Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the Senate Budget Committee to talk about the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget
request for education. As we previously reported in April, the Administration requested funding Perkins at $1.1
billion, equal to the pre-sequestration level from FY 2012. Committee
Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) used the hearing to highlight her efforts to replace
sequestration and hammered House Republicans on their FY 2014 budget for its
deep cuts in education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:35:40 AM
Last week, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee released legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and announced a full committee markup of the proposed bill, the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The proposed legislation is a combination of three bills passed by the committee in the previous Congress.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 3:58:30 PM
Earlier this week, the
Department of Labor announced the grant winners in the latest round of its
Workforce Data Quality Initiative. This is the third round of grants, designed
to help states build or expand their longitudinal data systems to better link
workforce and education data and enhance the effectiveness of employment and
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:20:49 AM
week, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) announced that he would reintroduce the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act (H.R. 2368). ACTE helped to develop this legislation and we
are proud to endorse the newest version of the bill!
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:21:47 AM