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Rep. George Miller (D-CA), ranking member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and winner of ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award, announced his retirement on Monday. He will not seek re-election in 2014.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 10:55:30 AM
“If you can’t make them see the light, at least make them feel the heat.” This was the opening remark of Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during his State of American Business event on January 8. Mr. Donohue touched on many key issues affecting the American people during this event, most notably regulation reform, the Affordable Care Act, and entitlement reform. In the last ten minutes of the event, he emphasized the importance of education to the prosperity and recovery of the American economy.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/21/2014 2:26:27 PM
the House and Senate appropriations committees released the final FY 2014
omnibus appropriations bill, which included a $53 million increase for Perkins!
This funding increase will help to restore almost all of the harmful sequester
cut for CTE! Sequestration had resulted in a 5.2 percent cut for federal CTE
funding in FY 2013, impacting programs at high schools, tech centers, and
community and technical colleges across the country. ACTE and the CTE community
have been fighting for restoration of funding for the past year, and this is a
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/16/2014 10:46:40 AM
appropriators are expected to announce the final FY 2014 appropriations bill early
this week. The funding bill will likely come as an omnibus measure that will
combine all 12 regular appropriations bills into one legislative package.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:05:41 PM
The U.S. Department of Education continues to seek input on its proposed college ratings system. The ratings system could take into account tuition costs, enrollment of low-income students, graduation rates, job placements rates, graduate earnings, and other factors in determining a final rating for an institution, which in turn could affect an institution's eligibility for federal student aid.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/28/2014 11:15:40 PM
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released has released the 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook as well as its employment projections for 2012-2022.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:02:33 PM
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the federal agency that oversees the
development and enforcement of environmental standards and regulations, is
proposals for funding of local or regional programs that deliver environmental
workforce development and job training opportunities for unemployed and under-employed
individuals. This competitive grant specifically focuses on training for careers
in hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/14/2014 12:00:46 PM
While the national dialogue on college and career readiness tends to
focus on the needs of the general high school student population, there
are other populations who are also impacted by the college and career
readiness discussion, including students with disabilities and youth and
adults taking the GED test.
Posted by Application Administrator at 1/7/2014 9:42:08 AM