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  • Arne Duncan Hints at Second-Term Agenda

    Speaking at the Council of Chief State School Officers meeting last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan hinted that he would stay on as secretary for President Obama’s second term and laid out his goals for that time period.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:01:25 PM

  • Duncan Talks CTE and Funding in Education Speech

    In a recent speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan touted the Administration’s efforts to strengthen education, while putting forward an agenda for the future. He noted the important role that education has in rebuilding the economy and preparing a highly trained, competitive workforce. Additionally, he laid out a set of important goals for the Department moving forward. Among them was enacting reforms in CTE at the secondary and postsecondary levels as well as more closely aligning CTE with the private sector.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:48:35 PM

  • New Administration Report: Perkins Would Be Cut $92 Million Under Sequestration

    On Friday, the Office of Management and Budget at the White House released a new report that examines how federal funding might be impacted by sequestration. Without congressional intervention, sequestration is scheduled to go into effect on January 2, 2013. According to the report, all non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs that are not exempt from sequestration will be cut 8.2 percent. This means that the Perkins stands to lose approximately $92 million in Fiscal Year 2013 alone!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 1:37:14 PM

  • Labor Dept. Releases Career Pathways Technical Assistance Resources

    Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) released a bundle of resources to aid state, local and tribal entities in developing career pathway systems, as part of the ETA’s Career Pathways Initiative.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:10:08 AM

  • Victory for Ag Education: Proposed Agriculture Labor Rules Withdrawn

    Due in large part to the work of the agricultural community, the Department of Labor announced on April 26 that it was withdrawing proposed regulations on child labor which would have hurt school agriculture programs.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 11:09:24 AM

  • Departments of Education and Agriculture Collaborate on Career Pathways

    Last week the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education signed an agreement to promote agriculture education postsecondary and career pathways. Under this agreement, the Departments will work together to identify and use career pathways and programs of study that prepare students for employment in the agriculture, food and national resources cluster, including as teachers of agriculture education.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:29:48 AM

  • Depts. of Education, Labor and HHS Promote Career Pathways

    In early April, representatives of the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services (HHS) signed a “Dear Colleague” letter highlighting their joint commitment “to promote the use of career pathways approaches as a promising strategy to help adults acquire marketable skills and industry-recognized credentials through better alignment of education, training and employment, and human and social services among public agencies and with employers.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:29:18 AM

  • Administation Proposes Major Changes to Perkins

    On April 19, at an event at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and OVAE Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier released the Administration’s Blueprint for Perkins reauthorization. The Blueprint is titled “Investing in America’s Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education.”

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 10:28:43 AM

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