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  • Community Colleges Help Inmates Move Into the Workforce

    Last week I attended a webinar on re-entry education for prison inmates, hosted by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education. According to the presentation, 95 percent of all inmates will be released back into the community, and CTE and community colleges play a major role in helping them enter or return to the workforce.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/19/2013 2:18:07 PM

  • Senate Appropriators Wary of Competitive Funding in President’s Budget

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared before the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee this week to discuss federal funding for education in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. 

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/19/2013 12:46:18 PM

  • Ohio Workforce Event Features ACTE Member

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) co-hosted the Ohio Jobs and Workforce Development Summit and invited Judy Wells, ACTE member and superintendent of Apollo Career Center, to participate on the general session panel.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/18/2013 4:04:52 PM

  • ACTE Pushes for CTE Exemption in USDA Nutrition Regulations

    Recently, ACTE provided comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding a proposed regulation that would establish national nutritional standards for all foods sold to students in schools.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/19/2013 10:44:43 AM

  • House STEM Hearing Touches Importance of CTE

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing to discuss the current state of STEM education in America, and led to discussion on CTE's role in improving STEM.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2013 11:42:13 AM

  • Next Generation Science Standards Now Available

    On April 9, the final Next Generation Science Standards were released. These standards, modeled after the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, are touted as “voluntary, rigorous, and internationally benchmarked standards for K-12 science education.”

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/17/2013 1:02:57 PM

  • Duncan Talks 2014 Budget on Capitol Hill

    Following the release of President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request on Wednesday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to defend the Administration's plan for funding education in the coming fiscal year.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/15/2013 4:57:12 PM

  • Administration's Budget Proposal Restores Sequester Cut to CTE Funding but Still Falls Short of Need

    Earlier today, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2014. In the budget proposal, the Administration suggests funding Perkins at 1.1 billion, equal to FY 2012 levels, before sequestration.

    Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 4/15/2013 5:02:17 PM

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