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recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights reductions in
state funding for education since the beginning of the economic recession
in 2008. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the financial meltdown
that helped to spur this recession, the report shows that many states are still
dealing with the lingering effects and have not yet returned to pre-recession
funding levels for education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:03:30 PM
Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee released the text of a Fiscal
Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution (CR) that will temporarily fund
federal programs, including Perkins, through December 15. Congress has yet to
approve any of the 12 full-year appropriations bills for FY 2014.A stopgap
funding bill is necessary to prevent a government shutdown when the current
fiscal year ends on September 30. The CR will essentially put the federal budget
on autopilot for a few months, continuing funding
levels from FY 2013. For Perkins, FY 2013 funding was cut by 5.2 percent
below the previous year, incorporating the across-the-board sequester cut, which has resulted in $58 million reduction in
the federal investment in CTE for the 2013-14 school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/12/2013 5:42:25 PM
Lessons from College Measures, based on tracking return on investment data for postsecondary education from five states, won't be a surprise to CTE advocates: the value of short-term credentials; the importance of field of study to later earnings; and the wage potential of the T and E in STEM.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/10/2013 9:48:39 AM
The draft of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) version 4 has
been released for public comment. CEDS 4.0 includes over 40 new and
revised elements related to CTE teachers, students and programs,
including professional/technical credentials, teacher certification,
and work-based learning.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/9/2013 11:21:42 AM
In a short publication,
Georgetown researchers seek to set the record straight on the annual
summer spike in unemployment rates. According to Carnevale, Cheah and
Gulish, this is an annual cycle of recent college graduates flooding the
job market in the summer, temporarily bumping up unemployment rates,
then being absorbed into the labor market in the fall.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:24:40 PM
In two recent U.S. public opinion polls, less than half of respondents
reported that students are being well prepared for the workforce. This
lack of confidence in students' career readiness points to a need for
more high-quality CTE, which excels at preparing youth and adults for
college and career through its integrated approach to technical,
academic and employability skills.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:27:07 PM
week, the National Education Association (NEA) released
a report that shows the cuts in federal education funding, including
Perkins, state-by-state in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Based on the most recent estimates
from the U.S. Department of Education, these tables illustrate the significant
reductions in federal support to states in the wake of sequestration.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/4/2013 11:35:14 AM
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that states who have received a waiver from requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may submit a renewal application to extend their waiver through 2016. Currently, waivers issued during the 2012-13 school year are set to expire at the end of this school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:47 PM