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  • Sequester Impact Report: District Cuts Include Occupational Education

    This week, AASA: The School Superintendents Association released a new report about the effects of the across-the-board sequester cuts on school districts around the country. A survey of 541 responses from 48 states yielded some interesting results on how districts are dealing with reductions in federal funding, including Perkins, as the 2013-14 school year begins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/20/2013 10:41:33 AM

  • Transfer Student Success Rates

    A new analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center finds that more than 60 percent of students who transferred from two-year to four-year institutions in the 2005-2006 school year had obtained bachelor's degrees, while an additional 8 percent were still working on their degrees, within six years.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/16/2013 10:36:25 AM

  • Data Driven: CTE-Academic Integration Is Key to Success

    This summer, we're reviving our "Data Driven" blog series on how you can use CTE data and research to make legislators, industry leaders and the public sit up and take notice! The numbers in this blog series are advocacy tools you can use.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/27/2013 10:32:46 AM

  • Georgetown Report Examines Race in Higher Ed

    Racial stratification in higher education is explored in a recent Georgetown University report, which examines enrollments by race and ethnicity at U.S. postsecondary institutions. The publication brings attention to important issues of access and equality, while also prompting questions about the value and purpose of different postsecondary institutions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/15/2013 2:25:35 PM

  • Maine ESEA Waiver Approved

    The U.S. Department of Education approved Maine's application for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in exchange for a state developed plan to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students and support effective teachers and leadership.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/14/2013 4:39:05 PM

  • Post Infographic to Promote CTE Funding

    With Congress on their month-long August recess, the clock is ticking on important Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding decisions for CTE. Connecting with lawmakers during August through Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets is a quick and easy way to spread the message of CTE and the importance of Perkins funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 5:00:15 PM

  • Share Your CTE Story

    ACTE recently launched a new feature on our website for CTE teachers, administrators and counselors to share personal stories about their CTE programs, including how federal policies are impacting their students and classrooms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 5:00:33 PM

  • August Advocacy: New Tools to Help You Promote Perkins Funding

    Congress has packed up and left Washington for a five-week recess, which runs through September 6. The annual August recess is a time when senators and representatives return home to put in some face-to-face time with constituents. However, lawmakers are leaving town this year with a lot of important policy issues still pending, including the reauthorization of both the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as well as Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding for Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 4:56:38 PM

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