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  • New Poll: Small Businesses Very Concerned About Cuts to Perkins

    A recent poll released by the business advocacy group Small Business Majority found that an overwhelming majority of small business owners are concerned about the effect that the looming fiscal cliff—a combination of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts under sequestration that could take effect in January—will have on federal funding for CTE and the workforce system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:02:26 PM

  • Arne Duncan Hints at Second-Term Agenda

    Speaking at the Council of Chief State School Officers meeting last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hinted that he would stay on as secretary for President Obama’s second term and laid out his goals for that time period.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:01:25 PM

  • Preview of a Hectic Lame Duck Session in Congress

    The lame duck session, the period between the end of the election season and the beginning of the first session of the new Congress in January, can often be little more than a procedural formality—a time for an incoming Administration or new congressional majority to run out the clock until they can officially take power and begin pushing a new legislative agenda. However, with many matters unresolved and a looming deadline attached to critical fiscal policy issues that threaten to throw the economy back into a tailspin, the last six weeks of the 112th Congress may prove to be the most crucial.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:58:50 PM

  • Election Recap: States Will See Changes to Education Policy

    A number of bills passed in multiple states will have large impacts on education in the near future.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:56:11 PM

  • PARCC College and Career Ready Determinations Revealed

    On November 2, The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the two state-led consortia working to develop assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards, unveiled its College- and Career-Ready Determinations (CCRD) policy and Policy-Level Descriptors (PLDs). The CCRD and PLDs, reported about in an earlier CTE Policy Watch blog post, establish a common benchmark to define the academic preparation in English Language Arts/literacy and mathematics which students will need to be college and career ready.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:52:18 PM

  • ACTE Supports New Common ''Career Ready'' Statement

    On Oct. 18, ACTE joined with nearly 30 other national business, education, policy and philanthropic organizations to support a common statement on career readiness. The paper, titled “Building Blocks for Change: What It Means to Be Career Ready,” helps to define what it means to be career ready in the 21st century and unites and amplifies a common voice around the often referenced, but not always fully understood, term.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:51:30 PM

  • New Issues for Area CTE Centers in GI Bill Education Benefits

    Veterans looking to use their GI Bill at an online non-degree granting program will be unable to simply because the programs are non-degree granting.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:49:49 PM

  • Postsecondary Education: Policy Outlook for Next Year

    Inside Higher Ed published an article today on the future of higher education after the November elections. The article discussed financial issues, upcoming and pending legislation, and what to expect if leadership in Congress changes.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:49:10 PM

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