According to an analysis
from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CTE
coursetaking was on the decline from 1990 to 2009, while academic
coursetaking increased. In addition, CTE coursetaking patterns shifted.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:29:38 PM
Eric Seleznow, Employment and Training Administration Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided a few remarks on November 18 at a New America Foundation event titled "A Natural Fit?: Community Colleges and Competency-Based Education." The comments addressed both the topic of competency-based education (CBE) and broader issues and initiatives at the Department.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 11/25/2013 9:47:57 AM
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing yesterday on simplifying federal student aid through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Senators Tammy Baldwin and Al Franken both spoke about the importance of easing access to financial aid for “non-traditional” students, those that are older, part-time or residing off campus, and ensuring access is allowed for those students enrolled in short-term CTE postsecondary credentialing programs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/18/2013 10:51:14 AM
This week, the bipartisan
Congressional CTE Caucus held a briefing for congressional staffers to discuss Perkins
reauthorization from the perspective of different CTE stakeholders. ACTE has organized a CTE
school visit for congressional staff later this month at the Arlington Career
Center in Arlington, VA. Additionally, the House
Education and the Workforce Committee will hold its
second reauthorization hearing on Tuesday, November 19.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 11/14/2013 4:18:22 PM
Today we bring you a round-up of recent publications that focus on credential attainment and upskilling.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:21 PM
As I reported
last month, the U.S. performed below average on numeracy, literacy and
problem solving in technology-rich environments in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills.
An event yesterday hosted by the Center for American Progress delved
into these findings, proposed solutions and featured an announcement
from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) about its plans
to address adult skills deficiencies.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:08 PM
Recently, key thought
leaders in the education and workforce development arena released a new paper
outlining the benefits of a high-quality CTE system.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:57:02 AM
We’re expanding the ACTE Sector
Sheet series with two new releases, CTE:The Key to Economic Development in Health Care and CTE: The Key to Economic Development in Energy. The Sector Sheets describe
CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce in these crucial and expanding industry
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:56:10 AM