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  • Ohio Governor Formally Recognizes CTE Month

    Greetings again from ACTE headquarters! As you continue to raise awareness of career and technical education (CTE) programs and their benefits in your communities for CTE Month, remember that it isn’t too late to reach out to your local policy leaders to invite their participation. We at ACTE have been thrilled with the support we’ve received from officials at the Department of Education and congressional leadership this CTE Month, as well as the success stories we’ve heard from our members nationwide that demonstrates their commitment to celebrating the CTE superheroes in their own communities.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 9:31:19 AM

  • The “New” Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

    Last week, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) at the U.S. Department of Education officially announced its name change to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). The office will continue to be responsible for administering federal CTE programs, as well as adult education programs, but the new name is more reflective of today’s programs.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:26:48 PM

  • Congressional Recess Advocacy Opportunities

    As CTE Month comes to a close and ACTE’s annual National Policy Seminar approaches, it is the perfect time to remind your Members of Congress of the importance of CTE to your students and your school.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:12:37 PM

  • Landrieu Proposes Pell for Short-term Training

    Recognizing the benefits short-term postsecondary CTE programs have for students, job-seekers, employers and the economy, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses by supporting Students (JOBS) Act to expand Pell grant eligibility to students enrolling in short-term CTE programs.

    Posted by Public Policy at 2/14/2014 2:07:35 PM

  • Sen. Rubio Promotes CTE in Higher Education Reform

    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

  • 2014 NPS Update: D.C. Power Player to be Keynote at Opening General Session

    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

  • Associate Degrees, $10,000 Bachelor's Degrees Pay Off in High-demand Fields

    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

  • Governors Request Increases in State CTE Funding

    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

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