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  • U.S. Scores Slightly Above Average on PISA Problem-solving Test

    Students in the United States scored marginally above the OECD average in the 2012 PISA assessment of problem solving, behind 12 nations and several economic areas in China.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/9/2014 11:19:54 AM

  • House Members Introduce Bill Amending Perkins Labor-market Provisions

    On April 7, a bi-partisan group introduced the “Perkins Modernization Act of 2014” to add language to Perkins focusing on the use of labor-market data

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/10/2014 6:39:34 AM

  • House Appropriators Challenge Duncan on CTE Budget Proposal

    Secretary Duncan appeared before the House appropriations subcommittee to discuss the Administration’s FY 2015 budget request for education. Appropriators pressed him on why the proposal does not include any new investments in Perkins.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/8/2014 5:16:50 PM

  • Obama Administration Announces Youth CareerConnect Grant Winners

    Totaling $107 million, the grants were awarded to local education agencies, postsecondary institutions, workforce investment boards, and employers to integrate real-world experience with classroom learning.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/8/2014 5:33:30 PM

  • House Committee Approves Two Education Bills

    On April 8, the House Education and the Workforce Committee approved two bi-partisan bills, focusing on charter schools and education research.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/8/2014 3:12:22 PM

  • VP Biden Announces National Apprenticeship Partnerships

    The newly announced Registered Apprenticeship – College Consortium (RACC) will work to expand articulation agreements between Registered Apprenticeships and postsecondary institutions to offer more opportunities for accelerated postsecondary education.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/8/2014 2:07:07 PM

  • Perkins Funding Letters Get Big Support in House and Senate

    ACTE applauds the 93 members of the House of Representatives and 25 Senators who have helped to champion federal funding for CTE. If your legislator(s) signed, take a moment to express your appreciation.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/21/2014 4:28:29 PM

  • Administration Leadership Changes at Ed & Labor

    OCTAE Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier announces her departure, while the new ETA Assistant Secretary Portia Wu is confirmed by Senate.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/6/2014 9:01:37 PM

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