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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
A new report from
LearningWorks and WestEd explores the "skills-builder student" who
enrolls in a limited number of community college courses, succeeds in
coursework and exits before completing an educational credential, and
suggests ways to broaden measures of community college success to
include these students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:50:12 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
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce held its second hearing on reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. While the first hearing back in September offered a general overview of how current law is working for states and local school districts, yesterday’s hearing focused on more specific areas of reform.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:48 AM
More states are linking data across education and workforce systems, but
there is room for further progress, according to the Data Quality
Campaign (DQC) 2013 analysis of national and state progress on data effectiveness.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:48:23 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
According to an analysis
from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CTE
coursetaking was on the decline from 1990 to 2009, while academic
coursetaking increased. In addition, CTE coursetaking patterns shifted.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/19/2013 8:29:38 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