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  • What's the Future of Digital Badges?

    As learning expands beyond the classroom into the digital space, a recent report from the Alliance of Excellent Education asks how skills and competencies can be assessed through digital badges.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/30/2013 5:02:18 PM

  • Senate Passes Funding Bill, but Shutdown Still Looms

    Today, the Senate voted to approve the House-passed Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) in an effort to avert a government shutdown on October 1. As we reported earlier this week, the CR will temporarily fund federal programs, including Perkins, at the current, FY 2013 level. For Perkins specifically, federal funding was cut by 5.2 percent in FY 2013 due to sequestration. This resulted in a $58 million reduction in the federal support for CTE in the 2013-14 school year. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/30/2013 10:02:56 AM

  • COWS-CLASP State Profiles Promote Pathways

    The Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) have collaborated on a set of profiles that describe the characteristics of those in need of better skills and wages in each state.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/26/2013 10:27:14 AM

  • Apply for Transportation Pathways Systems Project

    Applications are now being accepted for Phase II of the Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways Systems project. This project helps states integrate Programs of Study into broader career pathways systems. Three states will be chosen for Phase II, and this time the project will focus on transportation-related pathways.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 9/25/2013 10:08:15 AM

  • Showdown Over Funding Bill Threatens Government Shutdown

    On Friday, the House of Representatives approved a Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) that will temporarily fund federal programs, including Perkins, through December 15. The stopgap funding bill, which passed on a mostly party-line vote of 230-189, is necessary to prevent a government-wide shutdown when the current fiscal year ends on September 30. The CR will continue funding the federal government at the current, FY 2013 funding levels. For Perkins, federal funding was cut by 5.2 percent in FY 2013 due to sequestration. This resulted in a $58 million reduction in the federal support for CTE in the 2013-14 school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/26/2013 10:22:57 AM

  • House Holds First Perkins Reauthorization Hearing

    The House officially kicked off its Perkins reauthorization process today with a hearing in the House Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education. The hearing was titled, “Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs,” and focused on how effective CTE programs are meeting the needs of students and the economy.  

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/26/2013 10:15:59 AM

  • $474.5M Awarded for Skills Training Partnerships

    The latest round of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants has been awarded to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs in partnership with local employers.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:47:08 PM

  • Caterpillar Exec Advocates for CTE at U.S. Chamber Event

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation held a conference titled "Connecting the Dots: Education, Policy, Workforce." Kimberly Hauer, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Caterpillar provided compelling remarks supporting CTE and other issues.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/19/2013 4:52:31 PM

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