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  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Meets with CTSO Leaders

    The Department of Education (DOE) recently hosted several leaders from career and technical student organizations for a “Youth Voices” session with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as a component of its CTE Month celebrations in February. The Youth Voices sessions are designed to provide the Secretary and department staff with an opportunity to engage with students and solicit their input on existing and future policies and decisions.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/21/2014 2:05:39 PM

  • CTE: Opening Doors for All Students

    Upon reading Michael J. Petrilli’s recent article, “Kid, I’m Sorry, but You’re Just Not College Material,” I was encouraged to see a major publication shining light on some of the many benefits that career and technical education (CTE) has to offer. However, there is a key point that my colleagues at the Association for Career and Technical Education I and feel is important to emphasize in this discussion: CTE is a component of academically challenging, rigorous education for all students, be they high-fliers or at-risk.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/25/2014 12:56:43 PM

  • Field Hearing Highlights Business Partnerships

    The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a field hearing in Mesa, AZ featuring two panels with witnesses coming from four- and two-year public postsecondary institutions, for-profit postsecondary institutions, local government and business and industry. The focus of the hearing was the role partnerships between business and industry and education institutions play in ensuring career training programs are aligned to industry needs and students are able to find employment.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/21/2014 8:17:36 AM

  • Sen. Baldwin Accepts ACTE Policymaker of the Year Award

    During a special event at the Capitol Visitors Center during ACTE’s recent National Policy Seminar, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) accepted the 2013 ACTE Policymaker of the Year Award. This award is presented annually by association to recognize policymakers who have made a significant contribution to CTE policy in the past year.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/21/2014 11:11:36 AM

  • Legislative Alert: Ask Your Representative to Sign House Perkins Funding Letter

    Lawmakers who support CTE will have the opportunity to sign on to a letter to the House Appropriations Committees urging a strong federal investment in Perkins for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. We need as many members of the House as possible to sign this letter to help ensure that the appropriations committee recognizes the importance of funding CTE. Please take a few minutes to help us in this effort. The deadline for your Member of Congress to sign on is March 31. Contact your representative and urge them to sign today!

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/19/2014 5:01:29 PM

  • Perkins Hearing Hits on CTE Funding

    The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing in Las Vegas, NV to discuss the Perkins CTE Act reauthorization and CTE's benefits to students and employers. The hearing focused primarily on CTE funding and connecting CTE programs with business and industry and between secondary and postsecondary institutions.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/19/2014 4:30:35 PM

  • CTE Standards Open for Review by National Board

    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced the public comment period for the revised Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards, 2nd edition. The standards will be available for review from March 16 to April 13.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:49:14 PM

  • Department Announces Start of 2014 i3 Grant Competition

    The U.S. Department of Education announced last week the start of the 2014 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. This next round of i3 grants will provide a total of $134 million to partnerships of schools districts and nonprofit organizations.  The announcement included a new set of grant priorities and a pre-application for the competition’s “development” category.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 3/18/2014 5:27:31 PM

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