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This summer, we're reviving our "Data Driven" blog series on how you can
use CTE data and research to make legislators, industry leaders and the
public sit up and take notice! The numbers in this blog series are
advocacy tools you can use.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/27/2013 10:32:46 AM
Racial stratification in higher education is explored in a recent Georgetown University report,
which examines enrollments by race and ethnicity at U.S. postsecondary
institutions. The publication brings attention to important issues of
access and equality, while also prompting questions about the value and
purpose of different postsecondary institutions.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/15/2013 2:25:35 PM
The U.S. Department of Education approved Maine's application for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in exchange for a state developed plan to prepare all students for college and career, focus aid on the neediest students and support effective teachers and leadership.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 8/14/2013 4:39:05 PM
Congress on their month-long August recess, the clock is ticking on important
Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding decisions for CTE. Connecting with lawmakers
during August through Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets is a
quick and easy way to spread the message of CTE and the importance of Perkins
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 5:00:15 PM
ACTE recently launched a new feature on our website for CTE teachers, administrators and counselors to share personal stories about their CTE programs, including how federal policies are impacting their students and classrooms.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 5:00:33 PM
has packed up and left Washington for a five-week recess, which runs through
September 6. The annual August recess is a time when senators and representatives
return home to put in some face-to-face time with constituents. However, lawmakers
are leaving town this year with a lot of important policy issues still pending,
including the reauthorization of both the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Elementary
and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as well as Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/13/2013 4:56:38 PM
After two years of learning what does and doesn't work, the Center for
Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is sharing lessons from its Troops
to Energy Jobs Initiative through an online toolkit.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/8/2013 1:33:39 PM
On August 4, 2013, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) appointed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin as its new Chair. After the announcement, Gov. Fallin introduced her 2013-14 NGA Chair’s Initiative called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/7/2013 4:47:37 PM