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  • Department Announces Start of 2014 i3 Grant Competition

    The U.S. Department of Education announced last week the start of the 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. This next round of i3 grants will provide a total of $134 million to partnerships of schools districts and nonprofit organizations.  The announcement included a new set of grant priorities and a pre-application for the competition’s “development” category.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:27:31 PM

  • Education and Workforce Training Highlights in President’s Budget

    Last week, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2015. We previously reported that the budget proposes to level fund the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion in FY 2015. In additional to Perkins, we would like to highlight some other proposals in the budget request that could impact funding for education and workforce training.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/12/2014 3:56:48 PM

  • 2014 ACTE-NRCCUA Survey: Career Prep, Technical and Academic Skills, Employer Partnerships

    We're happy to announce findings from our annual, nationwide survey of CTE students and educators, conducted in partnership with the National Research Center for College and University Admissions™ (NRCCUA®). Findings in CTE Works! 2014 Results from a National Survey, first presented at ACTE's National Policy Seminar last week, demonstrate that CTE students are preparing for life after high school by developing and honing technical, academic and employability skills.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/10/2014 3:48:46 PM

  • President’s Budget Falls Short on Building Investment in CTE

    On Tuesday, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2015. This document, normally released in early February, outlines the Administration's spending priorities for the coming year fiscal year. The budget proposes to level fund the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion in FY 2015, with no increase for CTE National Programs either. ACTE  is concerned that continued inadequacies in state Perkins funding, which is proposed at $5 million below pre-sequester levels and over $140 million below FY 2010 levels, are negatively impacting high schools, CTE centers, community and technical colleges, employers and millions of CTE students nationwide.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/6/2014 12:33:07 PM

  • Labor Department Announces Ready to Work Partnership Grant

     The Department of Labor announced on February 19 the availability of approximately $150 million in new grants designed to help place individuals affected by long-term employment into new jobs. These grants, referred to as the “Ready to Work Partnerships” between employers and non-profit organizations, will help those who have been out of work for long periods to obtain middle and high-skilled jobs.                                                                                     

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/21/2014 4:09:09 PM

  • Long Delayed Farm Bill Passes Congress

    After years of protracted negotiations and delays, the Senate voted 63-32 to pass a new, five-year Farm Bill on Tuesday. The House approved the compromise bill last week.  At nearly 1,000 pages long, the legislation is the cornerstone of federal agriculture policy with implications for a wide-range of issues, including forestry, research, energy, nutrition, social welfare, job training and education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/7/2014 5:35:53 PM

  • Department of Education Releases Perkins State Table for 2014

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released a new state-by-state table that shows Perkins funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. The table shows state allocations beginning in FY 2012 and reflects the FY 2013 sequester cut, as well as the recent increase in Perkins funding for the current fiscal year. The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill, which was recently signed into law by President Obama, included a $53 million increase for Perkins! The funding boost for Perkins will restore over 90 percent of the cut to Perkins state grants that occurred in 2013 as a result of sequestration. 

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/5/2014 5:28:15 PM

  • Workforce Data Quality Update: New Report and Grants

    Recently, the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC), a national initiative that advocates for inclusive, aligned and market-relevant data systems used for advancing the nation's skilled workforce, released an initial report outlining the campaign's five-point agenda for reform. ACTE was a founding partner of WDQC and is actively involved in pursuing the campaign's agenda.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/30/2014 3:45:44 PM

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