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  • Congress Finalizes FY 2013 Funding Bill With Cut to Perkins

    The Senate and House approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will provide funding for Perkins and other federal programs for the remaining six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Though the House had previously voted on its own version of the CR last week, they ultimately adopted the version that was passed with bipartisan support in the Senate. The five percent cut that was included in the bill will reduce Perkins funding by approximately $56 million in FY 2013.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:12:33 PM

  • LeAnn Wilson Named ACTE Executive Director

    ACTE is pleased to announce that LeAnn Wilson has been named the Executive Director for the association. Mrs. Wilson will lead ACTE in striving for the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Mrs. Wilson served as Interim Executive Director for two months until her election to the Executive Director position by the Board of Directors.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:11:49 PM

  • 2013 NPS: Iowa CTSO Student Gains New Perspective

    Sanjay Koduvalli, Iowa TSA Vice President, tells how NPS changed his outlook on postsecondary education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:05:17 PM

  • Competency-based Learning Programs Eligible for Title IV Student Aid

    On Tuesday, March 19, the Department of Education released a “Dear Colleague” letter reminding higher education institutions that offer competency-based learning opportunities that they may be eligible to participate in the Title IV federal student aid (FSA) program of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:04:01 PM

  • 600,000 Students Pursuing Dual-credit CTE

    A recent study from the National Center for Education Statistics found that over 600,000 students are enrolled in a dual-enrollment class with a CTE focus.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:03:29 PM

  • Aspen Institute Awards Community College Excellence

    Yesterday, Santa Barbara City College in California and Walla Walla Community College in Washington were recognized as co-winners of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. According to Josh Wyner, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's College Excellence Program, both schools excel at preparing students for jobs and for transfer to four-year colleges.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:03:07 PM

  • Grants Spur Workforce-Education Data Linkages

    Last week the U.S. Department of Labor announced approximately $6 million in grants for the third round of the Workforce Data Quality Initiative. These funds will enable up to six additional states to build or expand longitudinal databases that connect education and workforce data.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:02:28 PM

  • Data-driven Decision-making for CTE Educators

    Recently, an article in the Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development reported on the development of a research-based intervention for professional development in CTE using data-driven methods.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:01:47 PM

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