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  • 15 States Eligible to Receive Additional CTE Funding

    States who met performance targets in both their workforce investment systems and adult education programs became eligible to receive additional funding under an "incentive grants" program in the Workforce Investment Act. The funds may be used to improve the workforce and adult education system as well as CTE programs under the Perkins Act.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/6/2013 8:26:07 AM

  • CTE Relevant, Effective and Rigorous, ACTE-NRCCUA Survey Finds

    ACTE is proud to announce results from its annual, nationwide survey of CTE students and educators, conducted in partnership with the National Research Center for College and University Admissions™ (NRCCUA®). Findings presented in CTE Works! 2013 Results from a National Survey demonstrate the effectiveness and relevancy of CTE for students, as well as CTE educators' dedication to integrating and aligning CTE with academics and with business and industry needs, despite stagnant funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:21:14 PM

  • Duncan Pressed on “Hold Harmless” in Hearing on FY 14 Budget

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared on May 21 before the House Education and the Workforce Committee to discuss the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request for the Department of Education. The hearing covered a range of issues from special education to student loan interest rates, but the committee also had some pointed questions for the secretary on the budget plan for CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:21:01 PM

  • House Appropriators Endorse Dangerously Low Funding Levels for Education

    On Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee approved a measure that caps federal discretionary funding at $966 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. This amount is the maximum discretionary spending allowed under sequestration policy, and represents an $18 billion decrease from current FY 2013 funding.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:34 PM

  • Interim National Assessment of CTE Released

    The U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development recently released the interim National Assessment of Career and Technical Education (NACTE). The report focuses on participation, outcomes and international comparisons of secondary CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:21 PM

  • Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia Approved for ESEA Flexibility

    On Monday, May 20, the U.S. Department of Education approved an additional three states — Alaska, Hawaii and West Virginia—for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:19:09 PM

  • CTE Referenced as Important in Matching Skills to Jobs

    On May 21, I attended the National Journal's "The Underemployed Generation: Matching Skills to Jobs"  Policy Briefing. The event included many references to CTE-related topics and a great deal of focus about the alignment of education and business to address employment-workforce issues.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:57 PM

  • Swiss Apprenticeship Model Comes Stateside

    Bühler North America, a branch of the global firm specializing in plant, equipment and services for processing basic foods and for manufacturing advanced materials, had a staffing problem. So Bühler took matters into its own hands, developing a joint program with Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/28/2013 2:18:44 PM

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