Last night, a budget agreement was reached by Rep.
Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) to set new federal spending caps,
restore a portion of the sequestration cuts and allow the appropriations
process to move forward under regular order.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 12/16/2013 2:57:56 PM
The budget conference committee is continuing its efforts to craft a compromise FY 2014 budget plan before the self-imposed deadline of December 13. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the conference chairs, are reportedly moving closer to a deal that could be announced early next week.
Posted by Application Administrator at 12/7/2013 10:06:41 AM
Recently, NDD United, which is a national coalition of organizations representing a broad range of fields like medical research, healthcare, housing, education and job training, released a new report, Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Have Made
Us Sicker, Poorer, and Less Secure. The report highlights the many real-world effects of cuts in federal discretionary funding that have resulted from sequestration and budget austerity.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:53:51 AM
ACTE sent a letter to the chairs of the budget conference committee, Sen. Patty
Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), urging them to work toward strengthening
our nation’s investment in CTE by replacing the harmful sequestration cuts in
the FY 2014 budget proposal currently being developed by the committee. As we
previously reported, the agreement that ended the protracted government
shutdown in October included the creation a conference committee of members of
the House and Senate who are tasked with creating a finalized budget plan and
setting overall funding levels for FY 2014. The committee will also
attempt to tackle long-term budgetary issues like entitlement spending, tax
reform and sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:49:46 AM
Today, President Obama announced a new, $100 million competitive grant opportunity named "Youth CareerConnect." The funds will be awarded from the Department of Labor's revenues from
the H-1B visa program and the grants will also be administered by the Department of Labor.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:33:21 PM
Eric Seleznow, Employment and Training Administration Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provided a few remarks on November 18 at a New America Foundation event titled "A Natural Fit?: Community Colleges and Competency-Based Education." The comments addressed both the topic of competency-based education (CBE) and broader issues and initiatives at the Department.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 11/25/2013 9:47:57 AM
week, the House and Senate budget conference committee held its first official
meeting. The deal
to end the government shutdown and raise the federal debt ceiling that was
passed by Congress in mid-October temporarily resolved the protracted budget
standoff that shut down the government for 16 days. As part of the agreement, a
conference committee of members of the House and Senate was tasked with
creating a finalized budget plan and setting overall funding levels for FY
2014 by December 13. The committee will also attempt to tackle long-term
budgetary issues like entitlement spending, tax reform and sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:00:30 PM
today’s funding spotlight we bring you the Verizon
Innovative App Challenge, sponsored by the Verizon Foundation in
partnership with the Technology Student
Association (TSA), Samsung
and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. The app
challenge is a nationwide competition where teams of five to seven students
work with a faculty advisor to develop an original concept for a mobile app
that incorporates sciences, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles
and content to address a real need in their school or community.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/1/2013 5:37:23 PM