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  • High School Grad Rates Improve

    The national high school graduation rate has continued to rise, with 78.2 percent of students who began as freshmen four years prior receiving a diploma in 2009-2010, according to new National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data. In related findings, the dropout rate fell to 3.4 percent.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:03:03 PM

  • Advocate for CTE With Issue Brief On Leadership Development

    ACTE today released an Issue Brief on CTE’s Role in Leadership Development that explores the integral role CTE curricula and programs play in addressing the leadership skills gap facing employers. CTE advocates, you can use this short publication to illustrate to legislators, businesses and the public the importance of CTE in building leadership and other employability skills.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 3:02:22 PM

  • House Passes Short-term Debt Ceiling Deal

    On Wednesday, the House passed the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013 by a 141 vote margin, temporarily averting a government default for three months. The bill suspends the federal debt ceiling —a cap on the government’s overall borrowing limit—until May 18.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:57:44 PM

  • House Education and the Workforce Committee Holds First Meeting of New Congress

    The U.S. House of Representative’s Education and the Workforce Committee met for the first time in the 113th Congress yesterday to approve the committee rules and subcommittee member assignments. Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) also used this first meeting to lay out his priorities for the committee during the 113th Congress.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:57:03 PM

  • Data Driven: CTSOs Are Key to Engagement, Achievement

    As we approach CTE Month in February, I want to recognize the important role CTSOs play in engaging and preparing students for their futures. The finding above is from original research published by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education that compared high school students in CTE classes with a CTSO, CTE classes without a CTSO and non-CTE classes. The researchers found a positive association between CTSO participation and a wide variety of indicators of college and career readiness.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:56:28 PM

  • Obama Addresses Nation at Second Inaugural

    On Monday, President Barack Obama began his second term in office to much fanfare at a public swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. In his second inaugural address—a speech that traditionally does not highlight specific policy positions—the president spoke broadly on a few educational objectives that he hopes to address in his second term.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:54:52 PM

  • What We're Reading: CTE News Around the Blogosphere Jan. 18

    Check up on breaking news in CTE. Here's what we are reading around CTE.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:54:20 PM

  • White House to Congress: 2014 Budget Will Be Delayed

    On Monday, the White House Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to Congress informing the House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) that the president’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request will not be ready by the February 4 deadline. The White House is required under federal law to submit a budget to Congress every year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 4/15/2013 2:52:37 PM

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