“Since the graduating class of 2004, overall interest in STEM majors and careers among high school seniors has increased by over 20 percent,” says a new report on STEM education from STEMconnector and My College Options.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:09:41 PM
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held the biennial first hearing of the new Congress yesterday. Titled “Challenges and Opportunities Facing America’s Schools and Workplaces,” the hearing was a general overview of the status of education and the workforce today, and where the committee should be focusing its efforts going forward. Members of the committee also used the time to stake out their positions for this legislative session.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:09:05 PM
At a press conference in the White House yesterday, President Obama called on Congress to act quickly to delay the automatic, across-the-board cuts through sequestration. If Congress and the Administration are unable to reach an agreement to fix the sequester before March 1, federal funding for Perkins—along with most other education and workforce training programs—will be drastically reduced; impacting the 2013-14 school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:07:54 PM
ACTE yesterday released two new publications: an Issue Sheet on CTE’s role in American competitiveness and a companion piece that profiles successful business-education partnerships in CTE.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:07:17 PM
It’s February and that means Career and Technical Education(CTE) Month™ is finally here! During the entire month of February, CTE professionals across the country will be raising awareness in their communities about their programs and celebrating the positive impacts of CTE for students, schools, communities and the country’s economic success.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:06:43 PM
The Department of Education today released state-specific progress reports for 12 grantees from the department’s Race to the Top (RTTT) program.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:06:09 PM
Learn about breaking news in CTE. Here's what we are reading for February 1st.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:04:50 PM
A new paper examines the low dropout rates in Massachusetts vocational technical schools and uses case studies to illustrate effective strategies for encouraging student attendance, engagement and completion.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:04:17 PM