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  • Department Rewards AP, CTE Left Out

    The U.S. Department of Education announced $28 million in grants have been awarded to 42 states to cover the costs of Advanced Placement (AP) exams for low-income students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 9:47:15 AM

  • Kansas Law Leads to 50 Percent Jump in High Schoolers Taking College CTE

    The number of high school students taking CTE courses at community and technical colleges in Kansas increased by about 50 percent in the 2012-2013 school year, the first year of new legislation that places the responsibility for paying for those credits on the state, according to Celia Llopis-Jepsen of CJOnline.com.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 12:01:32 PM

  • ACT Report: Mismatch Between Student Interests and Job Projections

    2013 ACT-tested graduates continue to struggle to meet ACT's benchmarks for readiness, while expressing little interest in STEM and fast-growing career fields. These findings were highlighted in ACT's most recent publication on The Condition of College and Career Readiness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 2:10:58 PM

  • Pennsylvania ESEA Waiver Includes CTE

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education approved Pennsylvania’s application to waive key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind. Pennsylvania’s waiver was the 41st approved since the department began issuing waiver in 2011.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM

  • President Announces Higher Ed Plan

    In a press release this morning, President Barack Obama announced his plan to improve postsecondary education access and affordability. Over the past few years, the President has continually professed his support for community colleges and ensuring access to higher education for low-income students, and this new proposal looks to build on those efforts through the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/23/2013 4:34:40 PM

  • CTE: Growing the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

    ACTE has launched the first in our new Sector Sheet series, CTE: The Key to Economic Development in Advanced Manufacturing, which explores advanced manufacturing career opportunities and describes CTE's role in growing the qualified workforce for advanced manufacturing.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/20/2013 10:41:19 AM

  • Sequester Impact Report: District Cuts Include Occupational Education

    This week, AASA: The School Superintendents Association released a new report about the effects of the across-the-board sequester cuts on school districts around the country. A survey of 541 responses from 48 states yielded some interesting results on how districts are dealing with reductions in federal funding, including Perkins, as the 2013-14 school year begins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/20/2013 10:41:33 AM

  • Transfer Student Success Rates

    A new analysis from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center finds that more than 60 percent of students who transferred from two-year to four-year institutions in the 2005-2006 school year had obtained bachelor's degrees, while an additional 8 percent were still working on their degrees, within six years.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/16/2013 10:36:25 AM

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