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On April 3, the National Center for Literacy Education held a briefing on Capitol Hill to promote its latest report "Remodeling Literacy Learning: Making Room for What Works."
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:18:32 PM
The U.S. Department of Education announced last week the start of the 2013 Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. The announcement included a new set of priorities and a pre-application for the competition’s “development” category.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/6/2013 9:28:49 AM
From Track to Field: Trends in Career and Technical Education Across Three Decades tells the story of the growing convergence of CTE and academics.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:16:31 PM
Recently, both the House and Senate approved their respective budget resolutions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. These resolutions set the overall discretionary spending caps for the coming fiscal year and establish the total amount of funding that will be available for programs like Perkins.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:16:00 PM
NRCCTE researchers at FHI 360 recently completed a longitudinal study on Programs of Study (POS)-type initiatives developed prior to the 2006 Perkins IV legislation, and their findings support the link between POS and positive student outcomes.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:14:59 PM
Career pathways are a key aspect of the college and career readiness conversation, and a number of stakeholders and organizations are taking part in the dialogue. One such organization is the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and its Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, a two-year initiative to identify criteria and measurement for high-quality career pathway systems. A recent publication sets out the Alliance's definition of career pathways and its plan to develop a framework for evaluating career pathways.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:14:26 PM
With debate ongoing as to the effectiveness of CTE teachers who come to teaching from practicing their area of expertise in business and industry, also known as alternative certification, a study on the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) induction model for alternatively certified teachers recently released by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) intends to shed light on the issue.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:12:56 PM
The Senate and House approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) that will provide funding for Perkins and other federal programs for the remaining six months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Though the House had previously voted on its own version of the CR last week, they ultimately adopted the version that was passed with bipartisan support in the Senate. The five percent cut that was included in the bill will reduce Perkins funding by approximately $56 million in FY 2013.
Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 4:12:33 PM