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  • New Administration Report: Perkins Would Be Cut $92 Million Under Sequestration

    On Friday, the Office of Management and Budget at the White House released a new report that examines how federal funding might be impacted by sequestration. Without congressional intervention, sequestration is scheduled to go into effect on January 2, 2013. According to the report, all non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs that are not exempt from sequestration will be cut 8.2 percent. This means that the Perkins stands to lose approximately $92 million in Fiscal Year 2013 alone!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:37:14 PM

  • Congress Announces Stopgap Funding Bill

    Yesterday, House appropriators released a measure that will provide funding for federal programs, including Perkins, for the first six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Known as a Continuing Resolution (CR), the bill will essentially keep funding on autopilot until March 27, preventing a government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on October 1.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:44:11 PM

  • Newsweek Article Review: ''Is College a Lousy Investment?''

    The cover story for Newsweek this week, “Is College a Lousy Investment?”, dives into the question of whether or not the return on investment for a four-year college degree still merits making the investment. The article details some of the causes of the rapid rise in college costs and with it, the increase in student loans taken out by students at public, private and for-profit colleges.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:30:37 PM

  • New Common Core Teacher Materials Available

    Since a lot of career and technical educators were out of school over the summer, it is worth repeating that ACTE and America’s Promise held a Webinar in June featuring the work of the Missouri Center for Career Education (MCCE). The Webinar and slides from the presentation can be viewed on the ACTE Common Core Web page. New materials were added to the MCCE website this month.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:27:41 PM

  • CTE Accountability to Look Forward to Thanks to ESEA Waivers

    In our final highlight of approved state waivers from provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), I will be looking at two states that currently do not integrate CTE into their accountability system, but that have suggested in their applications that they may in the future.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:04:25 PM

  • ESEA Waivers Leading to Industry Certifications

    Yesterday we discussed a few state applications for ESEA flexibility that introduced CTE measures into their broader school accountability systems. Today I’d like to introduce states that specifically require districts to report student participation and progress on industry certifications.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:44:46 PM

  • ESEA Waivers Making Career-ready Progress in Some States

    Recently, the Department of Education approved its 33rd state waiver application for release from key provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. While a majority of those applications were lacking in specific details on CTE accountability, we did find quite a few that made great progress in including “career readiness” in their college- and career-ready goals.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:42:52 PM

  • CTE Developments You May Have Missed This Summer

    As CTE stakeholders, you know that summer is not really a break for the educator, and we know that most of you haven’t had the time to keep up with the goings-on of Congress. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of a few important events from this summer that will affect your classroom.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:41:41 PM

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