A new Gallup poll finds
that U.S. employees with a college degree are less likely to be engaged
at work than their peers with lower or higher levels of education. The
engagement rating was primarily based on level of agreement with the
statement "at work I have the opportunity to do what I do best every
day," and varied greatly based on job role.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:55:00 PM
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is accepting applications for the committee responsible for reviewing and revising Career and Technical Education Standards.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:35:50 AM
Earlier today, Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) introduced a CTE amendment to
the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), the House bill to reauthorize the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The amendment encourages
states to include information on student achievement of career and
technical proficiencies on their state and school report cards. Thanks
to the efforts of advocates around the country that have worked to show
Congress the importance of CTE student achievement, it was adopted on a
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/18/2013 11:39:29 PM
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