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  • 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

  • President Tours Tech High School in Texas

    Yesterday, President Obama travelled to Austin, Texas for the first stop on a series of Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours. The president will use these trips to highlight some of the initiatives he put forward in his 2013 State of the Union speech. He spent his time in Austin visiting Manor New Tech High School; a STEM focused high school founded in 2007.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 5/13/2013 4:28:29 PM

  • 2013 Investing in Innovation Competition Opens For All Applicants

    On Friday, May 3, the U.S. Department of Education announced the opening of the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) competition for “scale-up” and “validation” applications.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/14/2013 3:26:45 PM

  • Department Releases Blueprint to Transform Teaching Profession

    On April 25th, the U.S. Department of Education released its plan for transforming the teaching profession titled “A Blueprint for Recognizing Education Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching (RESPECT).” The Blueprint for RESPECT is the latest piece of the department’s efforts to start a national conversation on the teaching profession, which began in 2012.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/30/2013 5:11:22 PM

  • ACTE Pushes for CTE Exemption in USDA Nutrition Regulations

    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

  • Duncan Talks 2014 Budget on Capitol Hill

    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

  • Administration's Budget Proposal Restores Sequester Cut to CTE Funding but Still Falls Short of Need

    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

  • Department of Education Announces 2013 Investing in Innovation Competition

    The U.S. Department of Education announced last week the start of the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. The announcement included a new set of priorities and a pre-application for the competition’s “development” category.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/6/2013 9:28:49 AM

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