This week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about
the importance of skills training and CTE, and proposed a new series of policy initiatives
in postsecondary education. During remarks
he gave at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida on Monday, Rubio discussed revitalizing
postsecondary education with a focus on developing skills and knowledge aligned
with careers in the new economy. He focused on addressing the “growing opportunity
gap” through polices that will help to expand access to education and training
for all students.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 2:06:40 PM
The 2014 National Policy Seminar will feature Catherine “Kiki” McLean as the keynote speaker during the Opening General Session on Monday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. A veteran Washington insider and experienced political consultant, Kiki previously worked as a senior advisor for Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and served as the national press secretary and spokesperson to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 6:05:49 PM
According to a new report from
College Measures, graduates with bachelor's degrees awarded in
high-paying, high-demand CTE fields from Florida two-year colleges,
sometimes referred to as $10,000 bachelor's degrees, have higher median
first-year earnings in comparison to graduates from the state's
four-year universities--about $8,000 higher.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 4:31:35 PM
If some of the nation’s Governors get their way, it could be a great year for increased state support of education. Republican and Democratic Governors have presented budget requests to their state legislatures that include increases in state funding for general K-12 education, career and technical education and sub-baccalaureate postsecondary education.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 1:29:59 PM
A recent white paper from
the White House examines the problem of the long-term unemployed and
the Administration's take on how to get these workers back into the
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 11:25:37 AM
years of protracted negotiations and delays, the Senate voted 63-32
to pass a new, five-year
Farm Bill on Tuesday. The House approved the compromise bill last week. At nearly 1,000 pages long, the legislation is
the cornerstone of federal agriculture policy with implications for a
wide-range of issues, including forestry, research, energy, nutrition, social welfare,
job training and education.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/7/2014 5:35:53 PM
CTE Month! I hope that your celebration of the CTE community’s successes is off
to a great start. For readers that may not be familiar with CTE Month, every
February ACTE encourages our members and other CTE advocates to raise awareness
in their communities about CTE programs and the benefits that these programs provide
to our nation’s students, workforce, and economy. Learn more about how you can
get involved here.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/6/2014 3:30:25 PM
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released
a new state-by-state table that shows Perkins funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
The table shows state allocations beginning in FY 2012 and reflects the FY 2013
sequester cut, as well as the recent increase in Perkins funding for the
current fiscal year. The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which was
recently signed into law by President Obama, included a $53 million increase
for Perkins! The funding boost for Perkins will restore over 90 percent of the
cut to Perkins state grants that occurred in 2013 as a result of sequestration.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/5/2014 5:28:15 PM