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  • ACTE Responds to Wall Street Journal Article

    On January 29, the Wall Street Journal included an article discussing a report on New York City’s CTE programs produced by New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. The report criticizes Mayor Bloomberg’s CTE efforts, citing poor performance of a number of vocational schools. Without debating the findings of the report, ACTE submitted a letter to the editor to the Wall Street Journal focused on the title of the article, which we viewed as misleading.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:41:00 AM

  • Senate Perkins Funding Letter Sent to OMB

    In preparation for the release of the president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget, Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) along with numerous other Senators sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting funds for Perkins. A similar letter was sent requesting funds for the Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants and other key workforce development programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:39:43 AM

  • Senate Committee Tackles College Affordability

    On February 2, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing titled “Innovations in College Affordability.” The purpose of the hearing was to explore new and creative methods to make higher education more affordable for all students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:43 AM

  • OVAE Releases a Series of Community College Reports

    The Office of Vocational and Adult Education released a series of reports highlighting community colleges. The reports provide helpful information on community college conferences.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:31:02 AM

  • State of the Union Focuses on Skills, Education Issues

    President Obama’s delivery of the annual State of the Union address on January 23 highlighted “an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values,” The president asked for additional funding and support for education and referenced the skills gap that many employers face.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:30:16 AM

  • Job Council Releases Road Map to Renewal

    President Obama’s Job Council recently released its Road Map to Renewal report, which looks at “the broader factors influencing American prosperity and competitiveness in a global age” and makes policy recommendations that include investing in education and innovation, building the energy and manufacturing sectors of the economy and making tax and regulatory reforms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:29:35 AM

  • Unemployment Tied to College Majors, Study Finds

    A report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce found a correlation between certain jobs and the unemployment rate.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:28:44 AM

  • House WIA Bill Threatens Perkins Funding

    In December, the House Education and Workforce Committee released a bill from Rep. Foxx (R-NC) that, if enacted, would consolidate workforce programs into four funding streams.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 7:27:38 AM

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