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  • Community College Reform Strategies

    Much recent debate has focused on community college improvement as part of the nation's push toward increasing postsecondary credentials. Community college advocates are taking different approaches to reform, some from the level of federal and state policy and funding, some from the perspective of on-the-ground school reforms.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 1:03:33 PM

  • CTE Students “Cooking Up Change” In Washington

    High school culinary arts students from around the country had the opportunity to participate in the Healthy Schools Campaign's "Cooking up Change" national finals this week in Washington, DC.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/12/2013 4:27:41 PM

  • Rep. Langevin Touts CTE & Announces Counseling Legislation

    In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM

  • Senate ESEA Reauthorization Makes Attempt at Career Readiness

    Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee ESEA reauthorization bill, the Strengthening America’s Schools Act (S. 1094), makes a better attempt to prepare students to be college- and career-ready than other proposals we have seen in the past, but it still falls short of truly preparing our students to be career ready.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 10:53:20 AM

  • New ETA Acting Assistant Secretary

    On May 31, Jane Oates resigned from her position as assistant secretary of the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA). She had served in this role since 2009, and is a long-time friend of ACTE and CTE generally.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 10:54:14 AM

  • The Price of Non-completion

    High-quality CTE programs combat non-completion issues through career exploration, career pathways, dual enrollment and articulation, and stackable credentials. These tools equip students to know what they want in a career and to pursue education at varying levels that meet their needs. CTE can also help students who need to work through college earn a higher wage, helping them stay in school and complete their education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:31:20 PM

  • Senate Unveils Latest ESEA Reauthorization Bill

    Today the Senate HELP Committee introduced a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The HELP committee’s last attempt to reauthorize ESEA was in 2011.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:04:53 PM

  • State Policies Encourage CTE and Career Readiness

    In order to ensure that students graduating from high school are college and career ready, states are placing a higher priority on CTE, according to a report released earlier this year by the Education Commission of the States.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:09:37 PM

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