Last week I attended a webinar on re-entry education for prison inmates, hosted by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. According to the presentation, 95 percent of all inmates will be released back into the community, and CTE and community colleges play a major role in
helping them enter or return to the workforce.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/19/2013 2:18:07 PM
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared before the Senate Labor,
Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee this week
to discuss federal funding for education in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/19/2013 12:46:18 PM
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) co-hosted the Ohio Jobs and Workforce Development Summit and invited Judy Wells, ACTE member and superintendent of Apollo Career Center, to participate on the general session panel.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/18/2013 4:04:52 PM
Recently, ACTE provided comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture
regarding a proposed regulation that would establish national nutritional
standards for all foods sold to students in schools.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/19/2013 10:44:43 AM
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing to discuss the current state of STEM education in America, and led to discussion on CTE's role in improving STEM.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2013 11:42:13 AM
On April 9, the final
Next Generation Science Standards
were released. These standards, modeled after the Common Core State Standards
in English Language Arts and Mathematics, are touted as “voluntary,
rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education.”
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2013 1:02:57 PM
Following the release of President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget
request on Wednesday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared before
the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
Appropriations Subcommittee to defend the Administration's plan for
funding education in the coming fiscal year.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/15/2013 4:57:12 PM
Earlier today, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2014. In the budget proposal, the Administration suggests funding Perkins at 1.1 billion, equal to FY 2012 levels, before sequestration.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/15/2013 5:02:17 PM