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Last week, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) at the U.S.
Department of Education officially announced its name
change to the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE). The
office will continue to be responsible for administering federal CTE programs,
as well as adult education programs, but the new name is more reflective of
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:26:48 PM
As CTE Month comes to a close and ACTE’s annual National Policy Seminar approaches, it is the perfect time to remind your Members of Congress of the importance of CTE to your students and your school.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 3:12:37 PM
Recognizing the benefits short-term postsecondary CTE
programs have for students, job-seekers, employers and the economy, Sen. Mary
Landrieu (D-LA) introduced the Jumpstart Our Businesses by supporting Students
(JOBS) Act to expand Pell grant eligibility to students enrolling in short-term
Posted by Public Policy at 2/14/2014 2:07:35 PM
This week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke about
the importance of skills training and CTE, and proposed a new series of policy initiatives
in postsecondary education. During remarks
he gave at Miami-Dade College in Miami, Florida on Monday, Rubio discussed revitalizing
postsecondary education with a focus on developing skills and knowledge aligned
with careers in the new economy. He focused on addressing the “growing opportunity
gap” through polices that will help to expand access to education and training
for all students.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/14/2014 2:06:40 PM
The 2014 National Policy Seminar will feature Catherine “Kiki” McLean as the keynote speaker during the Opening General Session on Monday, March 3, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. A veteran Washington insider and experienced political consultant, Kiki previously worked as a senior advisor for Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, and served as the national press secretary and spokesperson to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 6:05:49 PM
According to a new report from
College Measures, graduates with bachelor's degrees awarded in
high-paying, high-demand CTE fields from Florida two-year colleges,
sometimes referred to as $10,000 bachelor's degrees, have higher median
first-year earnings in comparison to graduates from the state's
four-year universities--about $8,000 higher.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/11/2014 4:31:35 PM
If some of the nation’s Governors get their way, it could be a great year for increased state support of education. Republican and Democratic Governors have presented budget requests to their state legislatures that include increases in state funding for general K-12 education, career and technical education and sub-baccalaureate postsecondary education.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 1:29:59 PM
A recent white paper from
the White House examines the problem of the long-term unemployed and
the Administration's take on how to get these workers back into the
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 2/10/2014 11:25:37 AM