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  • NPS Sessions to Be Held on Capitol Grounds!

    ACTE is pleased to announce that, thanks to generous help from Rep. Glenn Thompson’s office, this year’s National Policy Seminar will include programming on the Capitol grounds!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:21:14 PM

  • Secretary Hilda Solis Announces Departure From Department of Labor

    On January 9, Secretary Hilda Solis announced that she is resigning as the head of the Department of Labor and will not be a part of President Obama’s Cabinet in his second term.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:20:23 PM

  • 113th Congress Begins and Committee Assignments Finalized

    The 113th Congress officially began at noon yesterday with the swearing in of the House of Representatives and Senate. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) was re-elected as Speaker of the House with Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) selected as Minority Leader for the Democrats. A full breakdown of all the congressional leadership positions, including committee chairs, can be found on the House and Senate web sites.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:19:41 PM

  • Fiscal Cliff Averted ... for Now

    On January 1, the House passed on a 257-167 vote the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R.8). The legislation affirms the Senate’s approval (89-8) of the fiscal cliff deal which came earlier in the day. However, the legislation only temporarily shelves the across-the-board sequester budget cuts until March 1.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:13:19 PM

  • What Does the Fiscal Cliff Mean for CTE?

    With only days to go before the country reaches the end-of-the-year fiscal cliff, there are some signs of hope that a deal might be within reach. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that the House of Representatives will be called back into session on Sunday—both President Obama and the Senate have already returned to Washington—for a last ditch effort to reach a deal in the final hours of 2012.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:12:30 PM

  • Lame Duck Session Brings Little Action

    In the closing days of the 112th Congress, President Obama and congressional Republicans have reached a stalemate over the looming fiscal cliff.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:11:45 PM

  • ACTE, NASDCTEc & PARCC Release Joint Statement

    The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) have produced a joint statement to provide clarity regarding the meaning of College and Career Ready Determinations (CCRD) that were produced by PARCC in early November.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:09:03 PM

  • The Clock Is Ticking on Sequestration

    With only three weeks left in the 112th Congress and less than a month to go before the deadline for the “fiscal cliff,” the White House and congressional leaders have made little progress  in addressing the expiring tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to discretionary programs known as sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:07:50 PM

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