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  • Education Pays

    The financial benefits of postsecondary education are trumpeted in a recent report from the College Board. In 2011, a person with a bachelor's degree, working full-time, had median earnings of $56,500, about $21,000 more than a high school graduate. This gap is slightly narrower than in 2008, but still substantial.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/25/2013 10:59:40 AM

  • New Advocate of the Year Award Recognizes ACTE Members

    ACTE has launched a new award! The Baird-English Advocate of the Year award will be presented annually to recognize those ACTE members who have worked to enhance CTE in federal policy over the past year through their advocacy efforts.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/23/2013 2:30:42 PM

  • Policymaker of the Year Nominations Open

    The nomination process for Policymaker of the Year is now open. The award is presented annually to national policymakers who have made the most significant impact on national policy related to CTE either during the past year or over an extended career of public service.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 10/23/2013 11:43:34 AM

  • How Has Federal Funding Impacted You?

    We're looking for CTE stakeholders to share with us personal stories about their CTE programs, including how federal policies are impacting their students and classrooms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:50:43 PM

  • Caucus Co-chairs Call for CTE Exemption in USDA Nutrition Regulations

    New rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)—authorized under the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010—will require all foods sold in schools to meet strict nutritional standards beginning in 2014. Though intended by Congress to target snack foods sold in vending machines, a la carte lines and school stores, these regulations could have a harmful effect on students in CTE culinary programs that operate student-run cafés, bakeries and catering businesses.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:25:35 PM

  • Budget Deal’s Alternative Teacher Certification Provision

    After a 16-day government shutdown, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on Wednesday night to a short-term deal to raise the debt ceiling and fund the federal government through a continuing resolution (CR), which also included a provision to allow teachers participating in an alternative certification program to be considered “highly qualified” under the Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) section of the 2001 authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:50:26 PM

  • Shutdown Comes to an End

    With only hours to go before the deadline to raise the federal debt ceiling and after 16 days of a government shutdown, Congress finally voted to end the protected budget battle last night. President Obama signed the legislation (H.R. 2775) following passage by the House (285-144) and Senate (81-18). The bill was unanimously supported by Democrats in the House and Senate and received mixed support from Republicans in both chambers. The federal government will reopen today and 800,000 furloughed federal workers, including over 3,000 employees at the U.S. Department of Education, will return to work.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/17/2013 4:28:32 PM

  • Business Roundtable Promotes Pathways, Postsecondary and Industry Alignment

    Through member CEO feedback and interviews with education and workforce development experts, the Business Roundtable (BRT) has identified five priorities for developing a highly skilled workforce that focus on pathways and alignment to help students move through education and into the workforce with valued credentials.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 10/21/2013 3:48:54 PM

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