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  • ESEA Waivers Making Career-ready Progress in Some States

    Recently, the Department of Education approved its 33rd state waiver application for release from key provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. While a majority of those applications were lacking in specific details on CTE accountability, we did find quite a few that made great progress in including “career readiness” in their college- and career-ready goals.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:42:52 PM

  • CTE Developments You May Have Missed This Summer

    As CTE stakeholders, you know that summer is not really a break for the educator, and we know that most of you haven’t had the time to keep up with the goings-on of Congress. So, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of a few important events from this summer that will affect your classroom.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:41:41 PM

  • Fact Sheets Help You Make the Case for CTE

    The next time you need to illustrate the value of CTE to a policymaker, industry leader, colleague or parent, consider using an ACTE fact sheet to help you make your case!

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:39:37 PM

  • PARCC Briefing Highlights College-ready Determinations Policy

    PARCC, one of the two consortia developing assessments linked to the Common Core State Standards, held a briefing on July 30 to update national organizations on their progress. The briefing included detail about a draft College-Ready Determinations (CRDs) Policy which is open for public comment until September 21.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:38:46 PM

  • Department of Education: No Sequestration Cuts for 2012-13 School Year

    The Department of Education announced that it will not implement Perkins cuts in the 2012-13 school year and will apply the cuts to the 2013-14 school year. 

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:38:05 PM

  • Level Funding for Perkins in House Appropriations Subcommittee

    On July 18, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee passed its version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funding bill. The $150 billion appropriations measure, which included funding for programs in the Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, provided level funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:37:23 PM

  • 14 States Win Grants to Link K12 With Postsecondary and/or Workforce Data

    13 states and the District of Columbia were awarded grants for the development and linking of postsecondary and/or workforce data within the state's K-12 data system.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:36:39 PM

  • Perkins Level-funded in Senate Spending Bill

    On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending bill by a vote of 16-14 along party lines. The bill provides $158 billion for a range of federal Labor-HHS-Ed programs and includes level funding for Perkins.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 12:35:25 PM

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