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  • Report Shows State-by-state Sequester Cut for CTE

    This week, the National Education Association (NEA) released a report that shows the cuts in federal education funding, including Perkins, state-by-state in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Based on the most recent estimates from the U.S. Department of Education, these tables illustrate the significant reductions in federal support to states in the wake of sequestration.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/4/2013 11:35:14 AM

  • Department Announces ESEA Waiver Renewal

    The U.S. Department of Education announced today that states who have received a waiver from requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) may submit a renewal application to extend their waiver through 2016. Currently, waivers issued during the 2012-13 school year are set to expire at the end of this school year.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:47 PM

  • Pathways Programs Hold Their Own Despite Funding Challenges

    Pathways programs are holding steady or growing, despite funding challenges, reported respondents of a survey conducted by the National Center for College and Career Transitions. This view from the field is generally positive, while showing areas in which there is room for improvement.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:25:17 PM

  • ACTE Releases Higher Ed Priorities

    ACTE released its reauthorization priorities for the Higher Education Act (HEA) to ensure consideration of CTE programs at sub-baccalaureate institutions as an equal postsecondary option to four-year institutions and to include the students of those institutions equally in consideration of financial aid and data collection.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 9/3/2013 5:23:58 PM

  • Many Parents Want CTE in Schools, Study Finds

    Results from a Fordham Institute online survey of 2,000 American parents found that respondents largely want the same things for their children from education: a strong core curriculum in reading and math; an emphasis on STEM education; and the instilment of strong study habits, critical thinking skills and communication skills. In addition, out of a battery of potential school characteristics deemed critical by parents, "hands-on/project-based learning" and "vocational classes or job-related programs" were ranked more critical than average.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/30/2013 1:29:41 PM

  • Common Core History Clearly Documented

    As the deadline for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation approaches, more questions are being asked about the development and requirements of the Standards. The Alliance for Excellent Education (AEE) has produced a publication that may be the best documentation of the CCSS movement and what the standards do.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 2:52:08 PM

  • Department Rewards AP, CTE Left Out

    The U.S. Department of Education announced $28 million in grants have been awarded to 42 states to cover the costs of Advanced Placement (AP) exams for low-income students.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/29/2013 9:47:15 AM

  • Kansas Law Leads to 50 Percent Jump in High Schoolers Taking College CTE

    The number of high school students taking CTE courses at community and technical colleges in Kansas increased by about 50 percent in the 2012-2013 school year, the first year of new legislation that places the responsibility for paying for those credits on the state, according to Celia Llopis-Jepsen of CJOnline.com.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 8/27/2013 12:01:32 PM

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