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  • ACTE and NASDCTEc Urge Appropriations Committees to Restore Perkins Funding

    As we reported last week, Congress approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, that will restore most of the sequestration cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Congress must now begin the task of setting funding levels for individual programs like Perkins before the current funding bill expires on January 15.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:25 PM

  • WDQC Launches New Website

    ACTE—a national partner helping to lead the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC)—is pleased to announce that WDQC has launched its new website, www.workforcedqc.org! The website explains how better data can help ensure that public policies are preparing skilled workers for our changing economy and the ways policymakers, students and workers, business leaders, and educators can use data to make good decisions.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/24/2013 3:32:42 PM

  • Technical Math Course Shows Promise

    A new report from the National Research Center for CTE shares findings on the development and implementation of a technical math course.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:36:12 PM

  • Congress Turns Attention to Perkins Funding After Passing Budget Deal

    Yesterday, the Senate approved a budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, by a vote of 64-36. The budget deal will replace a total of $63 billion of sequester cuts over two years. For FY 2014, this will effectively restore an estimated 87 percent of the cuts that were put into place through sequestration last year. The overall discretionary funding cap for FY 2014 is $1.012 trillion, with $492 billion for funding non-defense programs that include education, workforce training and CTE, an increase of $24 billion over current levels.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:35:28 PM

  • CTE and STEM Go Hand in Hand

    A new publication from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium makes explicit the connection between CTE and STEM.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/19/2013 11:35:28 PM

  • Senate to Hold Final Vote on Budget Deal

    Today, the Senate approved a procedural measure to advance the budget agreement, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The procedural vote will allow the bill to proceed to a vote on final passage this week. As we previously reported, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget agreement was reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) after weeks of negotiations in the budget conference committee. The House passed the Bipartisan Budget Act by an overwhelming vote of 332-94 on December 12, before the chamber adjourned for the holiday recess. The Senate is expected to vote on final passage of the bill as early as Wednesday.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/18/2013 12:32:52 AM

  • Dual Enrollees Excel in Postsecondary

    Following hard on the heels of our recent Data Driven blog post on the benefits of dual enrollment, the National Student Clearinghouse has just published recent data on college completion overall, and for former dual enrollment students, in a new Signature Report.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/18/2013 12:32:30 AM

  • Data Driven: Dual Enrollment Benefits CTE Students

    Dual enrollment and dual credit programs are hot topics in education today. Research on dual enrollment has demonstrated positive effects for all students, including CTE students, as we explore in this month's Data Driven blog post.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 12/16/2013 1:07:33 PM

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