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Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan announced two new flexibility waivers for states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. A letter was sent to all Chief State School Offices with details on the waivers.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 4:43:07 PM
Many organizations surveyed
recently by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reported
they had yet to hire a 2013 college graduate, and 20 percent said it was
because 2013 graduates were underqualified for job openings. Fifty percent of respondents
believed that college graduates lack professionalism or work ethic, and
about 30 percent believed graduates lack leadership, initiative and
critical thinking/problem-solving skills.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:33:02 AM
Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the Senate Budget Committee to talk about the Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget
request for education. As we previously reported in April, the Administration requested funding Perkins at $1.1
billion, equal to the pre-sequestration level from FY 2012. Committee
Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) used the hearing to highlight her efforts to replace
sequestration and hammered House Republicans on their FY 2014 budget for its
deep cuts in education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/20/2013 10:35:40 AM
Last week, Chairman John Kline (R-MN) of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Committee released legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and announced a full committee markup of the proposed bill, the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The proposed legislation is a combination of three bills passed by the committee in the previous Congress.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 3:58:30 PM
Earlier this week, the
Department of Labor announced the grant winners in the latest round of its
Workforce Data Quality Initiative. This is the third round of grants, designed
to help states build or expand their longitudinal data systems to better link
workforce and education data and enhance the effectiveness of employment and
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:20:49 AM
week, Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) announced that he would reintroduce the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act (H.R. 2368). ACTE helped to develop this legislation and we
are proud to endorse the newest version of the bill!
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/19/2013 11:21:47 AM
In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM
Young adults who characterize themselves as developing 21st century skills often during their last year of education are more than twice as likely to say that they have a high-quality job in which they are successful and valued, according to a Gallup poll.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/13/2013 4:32:53 PM