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A new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report
paints a mixed picture of postsecondary CTE in the United States,
praising CTE's flexibility, innovation and inclusion while citing
challenges that result from decentralization, such as uneven quality and
a lack of transparency and coherency that can affect student ability to
make informed choices.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:58 PM
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the Building Understanding, Investment, Learning and Direction Career and Technical Education (BUILD CTE) Act of 2013 to establish a pilot, competitive grant program to help states establish, re-establish or scale up career exploration programs in middle schools.
Posted by Application Administrator at 7/12/2013 2:08:14 PM
In blog posts this week on the Department of Education’s Homeroom blog, career and technical education took a front and center role as a great example of initiatives by high schools to improve student performance. These blogs are part of a series pushing President Obama’s high school redesign initiative, a proposal for a new competitive program to “encourage school districts to… focus on providing rigorous real-world experiences to students that will put them on a path for succes in both college and careers.”
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/14/2013 3:36:00 PM
In an op-ed article for WPRO 99.7 FM radio station in Rhode Island, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional CTE Caucus, touted the importance of CTE programs as an effective method to “educate and train a workforce capable of filling 21st century jobs.” He also used the article to announce new legislation to strengthening comprehensive career and academic counseling services for students.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/10/2013 12:25:19 PM
States who met performance targets in both their workforce investment systems and adult education programs became eligible to receive additional funding under an "incentive grants" program in the Workforce Investment Act. The funds may be used to improve the workforce and adult education system as well as CTE programs under the Perkins Act.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 6/6/2013 8:26:07 AM
The National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education
(NCICTE), the new Perkins-funded CTE research center, has launched its
website at ctecenter.ed.gov.
The website outlines the center's research priorities, includes a list
of CTE resources and will house online training modules to provide
guidance for translating the center's studies into practice at the
college, district or school level.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/16/2013 3:26:30 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
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