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In conjunction with the start of CTE Month, ACTE
worked with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to form the Senate
Career and Technical Education Caucus. As co-chairs, the Senators will use
the bipartisan Caucus to bring attention in the Senate to improving and
strengthening access to high-quality, rigorous CTE to ensure a well-educated
and highly skilled workforce.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/31/2014 2:20:37 PM
Recently, the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC),
a national initiative that advocates for inclusive, aligned and
market-relevant data systems used for advancing the nation's skilled
workforce, released an initial report outlining
the campaign's five-point agenda for reform. ACTE was a founding
partner of WDQC and is actively involved in pursuing the campaign's
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/30/2014 3:45:44 PM
night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address before
Congress. He put forward a broad policy agenda that included efforts on skills
training, manufacturing and education. The president applauded the 2014 budget
agreement that rolled back much of the 2013 sequester cut and paved the way for
increase in Perkins funding in the recent omnibus appropriations bill.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/29/2014 3:08:36 PM
A new publication
from the federal Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 tracks the
attainment of a variety of credentials, including undergraduate
certificates, as well as workforce participation and earnings.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/28/2014 4:29:41 PM
of an American Institutes for Research study on Early College High
Schools, which added an extra year of data to the previously published
analysis, finds that 81 percent of Early College students had enrolled
in postsecondary education, compared to 72 percent of their peers not in
Early College High Schools. In addition, within the two years following
high school, 23 percent of Early College students had received an
associate degree, compared to just 2 percent of other students.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/27/2014 5:25:54 PM
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Grants for Renewable Energy
Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act (S.
1952). The bill is a companion to the House
GREEN Act sponsored by Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA). Sen. Baldwin publicly
announced the Senate GREEN Act during a tour of technical colleges across
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/23/2014 12:19:14 PM
On January 16, President
Obama hosted a group of approximately 140 college presidents, business people, foundation heads and nonprofit
executives at an event focusing on improving college access for
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/21/2014 2:29:40 PM
FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill cleared the Senate last night on a
bipartisan vote of 72-26.
As we previously
reported, the House overwhelming approved the funding measure, including a
$53 million increase for Perkins, earlier this week.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 1/17/2014 4:20:21 PM