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The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing yesterday on simplifying federal student aid through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Senators Tammy Baldwin and Al Franken both spoke about the importance of easing access to financial aid for “non-traditional” students, those that are older, part-time or residing off campus, and ensuring access is allowed for those students enrolled in short-term CTE postsecondary credentialing programs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/18/2013 10:51:14 AM
This week, the bipartisan
Congressional CTE Caucus held a briefing for congressional staffers to discuss Perkins
reauthorization from the perspective of different CTE stakeholders. ACTE has organized a CTE
school visit for congressional staff later this month at the Arlington Career
Center in Arlington, VA. Additionally, the House
Education and the Workforce Committee will hold its
second reauthorization hearing on Tuesday, November 19.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/7/2014 11:23:30 PM
Today we bring you a round-up of recent publications that focus on credential attainment and upskilling.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:21 PM
As I reported
last month, the U.S. performed below average on numeracy, literacy and
problem solving in technology-rich environments in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills.
An event yesterday hosted by the Center for American Progress delved
into these findings, proposed solutions and featured an announcement
from the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) about its plans
to address adult skills deficiencies.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/14/2013 5:15:08 PM
Recently, key thought
leaders in the education and workforce development arena released a new paper
outlining the benefits of a high-quality CTE system.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:57:02 AM
We’re expanding the ACTE Sector
Sheet series with two new releases, CTE:The Key to Economic Development in Health Care and CTE: The Key to Economic Development in Energy. The Sector Sheets describe
CTE’s role in growing the qualified workforce in these crucial and expanding industry
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/12/2013 10:56:10 AM
A recent supplement to Kappan magazine
authored by Jean-Claude Brizard, senior adviser at the College Board
and former chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, promotes
the value of high-quality CTE and suggests ways to make CTE a more
aligned, coherent system.
Posted by Application Administrator at 11/7/2013 2:01:24 PM
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