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Yesterday, Sen. Patty Murray and Ranking Member Johnny Isakson of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety introduced the bipartisan Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013 (S. 1356). The bill makes changes to the infrastructure funding mechanism of the One-Stop centers, which has ripple effects on Perkins funding.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:44:18 PM
This week, the House Appropriations Committee will begin
consideration of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services,
and Education appropriations bill, which will include funding for Perkins!
Federal support for CTE is far below what is necessary to meet the needs of
local CTE programs and the students they serve. Since 2010, Perkins
funding has been reduced by over $100 million, with the threat of further cuts
through sequestration for the 2013-14 school year.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/26/2013 4:43:33 PM
On July 15, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) convened to report on progress of activities as the organization moves forward to develop assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/23/2013 2:54:12 PM
the Senate approved, on a party-line vote of 54-46, the confirmation of Thomas
Perez as the next secretary of labor. Prior to being nominated by President
Obama for the top job at the Department Labor, Perez served as assistant attorney
general for civil rights at the Department of Justice. He will fill the vacancy
left by former-Secretary Hilda Solis who announced
her departure in January after four years in the Obama Cabinet.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:39:55 AM
On Wednesday the Committee for Economic Development put on
an event discussing the recent McKinsey Global Institute’s report, Game Changers: Five Opportunities for US
Growth and Renewal. These game changers are proposed to jump start the
economy and substantially contribute to gross domestic product (GDP)
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:42:03 AM
The House of Representatives finished debate and held a final vote on the Student Success Act (HR 5). The bill is the latest attempt to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The overhaul striped several key provisions from the current law, and made some positive changes that may impact CTE.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 3:52:33 PM
A new Gallup poll finds
that U.S. employees with a college degree are less likely to be engaged
at work than their peers with lower or higher levels of education. The
engagement rating was primarily based on level of agreement with the
statement "at work I have the opportunity to do what I do best every
day," and varied greatly based on job role.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/19/2013 12:55:00 PM
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is accepting applications for the committee responsible for reviewing and revising Career and Technical Education Standards.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/22/2013 10:35:50 AM