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  • Department of Education Announces New Details on Sequestration

    The U.S. Department of Education recently released new details on how they will implement reductions in Perkins funding as a result of sequestration. While we know that Perkins could be cut by a total of$ 56 million if Congress and the Administration are unable to fix the sequester, the department has now specifically outlined the amount of Perkins funding that could be cut on a state-by-state basis.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:54:11 PM

  • 2013 NPS: Snowquester Couldn't Stop Us!

    Many thanks to those of you who braved the "snowquester" for the final day of the National Policy Seminar 2013!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:53:21 PM

  • SKILLS Act Passes House Committee and Democrats Walk Out

    During a markup on March 6, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce voted to pass the Strengthening Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act, a Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill. The markup sparked some heated comments from the committee Democrats on the partisan nature of the SKILLS Act and the proceedings surrounding the Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:52:55 PM

  • 2013 NPS: Climbing the Hill

    Today, the attendees of the 2013 National Policy Seminar climbed the Hill to meet with legislators and advocate for CTE!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:51:47 PM

  • 2013 NPS: A Great Start!

    Today saw a terrific start to the 2013 National Policy Seminar, with such highlights as Dr. Anthony Carnevale, a recognized expert on education and workforce issues; a panel with organizations that are recognizing and incorporating CTE, including The College Board, Opportunity Nation and the Brookings Institute; and breakout sessions on the Common Core State Standards and Common Career Technical Core, teacher evaluation and effectiveness, media advocacy and new Members of Congress.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:52:10 PM

  • Congress Fails to Reverse Sequestration

    Yesterday, the Senate voted on two pieces of legislation that would replace the automatic, across-the-board sequestration cuts with alternative deficit reduction plans. Sequestration will officially go into effect at 11:59p.m. Today, Friday, March 1. Senate Republicans and Democrats both put forward competing bills in a last-ditch attempt to prevent the sequester. Both measures were defeated along party lines, ensuring that sequestration will be unavoidable.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:37:33 PM

  • House Workforce Hearing Sets up Contentious Markup

    House Workforce Hearing Sets up Contentious Markup The House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training held a hearing yesterday, February 26, to discuss the current state of the workforce system.While the hearing was originally scheduled to discuss the current state of the workforce system, it evolved into a discussion of Rep. Virginia Foxx’s (R-NC) recently introduced Workforce Investment Act (WIA) reauthorization bill, the Strengthening Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act that is considered controversial.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:36:40 PM

  • NPS Coincides With Important Legislation

    The legislative season in Washington is in full swing, and there has never been a better time to advocate for career and technical education. ACTE needs YOU to attend this year’s National Policy Seminar to ensure the CTE voice is heard!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:36:05 PM

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