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  • Revised FY 12 State Perkins Allocations Released

    Earlier this week, the Department of Education released revised estimates of state Perkins allocations for FY 2012 (July 2012 and October 2012 distributions). These new estimates replace state allocations originally sent to states on April 9 due to administrative errors that were discovered in the original estimates. Approximately half of states received a different allocation (either higher or lower) in this new estimate.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:10:53 AM

  • Labor Dept. Releases Career Pathways Technical Assistance Resources

    Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) released a bundle of resources to aid state, local and tribal entities in developing career pathway systems, as part of the ETA’s Career Pathways Initiative.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:10:08 AM

  • Victory for Ag Education: Proposed Agriculture Labor Rules Withdrawn

    Due in large part to the work of the agricultural community, the Department of Labor announced on April 26 that it was withdrawing proposed regulations on child labor which would have hurt school agriculture programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:09:24 AM

  • House FY13 Spending Levels at Odds With Senate

    On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a measure that caps federal discretionary spending at $1.028 trillion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The individual FY 2013 spending level, known as a 302(b) allocation, for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education is $150 billion in the House. From this amount, the appropriators will divide up funding for individual programs like Perkins. The $150 billion level is a 4 percent reduction from the current FY 2012 level and is $7.72 billion less than the Senate has already allocated for FY 2013.  

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:08:56 AM

  • Opportunities for CTE Educators in PARCC States

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), one of the Common Core assessment consortia, provides a number of ways that K-12 educators can get involved in the development of PARCC assessments.This summer 2012, PARCC will be launching an item review committee which is planning to engage with many educators at the state and local levels.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:30:16 AM

  • Departments of Education and Agriculture Collaborate on Career Pathways

    Last week the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education signed an agreement to promote agriculture education postsecondary and career pathways. Under this agreement, the Departments will work together to identify and use career pathways and programs of study that prepare students for employment in the agriculture, food and national resources cluster, including as teachers of agriculture education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:29:48 AM

  • Depts. of Education, Labor and HHS Promote Career Pathways

    In early April, representatives of the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services (HHS) signed a “Dear Colleague” letter highlighting their joint commitment “to promote the use of career pathways approaches as a promising strategy to help adults acquire marketable skills and industry-recognized credentials through better alignment of education, training and employment, and human and social services among public agencies and with employers.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:29:18 AM

  • Administation Proposes Major Changes to Perkins

    On April 19, at an event at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and OVAE Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier released the Administration’s Blueprint for Perkins reauthorization. The Blueprint is titled “Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:28:43 AM

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