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recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights reductions in
state funding for education since the beginning of the economic recession
in 2008. As we approach the five-year anniversary of the financial meltdown
that helped to spur this recession, the report shows that many states are still
dealing with the lingering effects and have not yet returned to pre-recession
funding levels for education.
Posted by Application Administrator at 9/16/2013 1:03:30 PM
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
On August 4, 2013, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) appointed Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin as its new Chair. After the announcement, Gov. Fallin introduced her 2013-14 NGA Chair’s Initiative called America Works: Education and Training for Tomorrow’s Jobs.
Posted by Application Administrator at 8/7/2013 4:47:37 PM
In order to ensure that students graduating from high school are college
and career ready, states are placing a higher priority on CTE,
according to a report released earlier this year by the Education Commission of the States.
Posted by Application Administrator at 6/4/2013 9:09:37 PM
a long-term review of the South Carolina Personal Pathways to Success
initiative, authorized under the state's 2005 Education and Economic
Development Act (EEDA), show several positive impacts of the policy on
career development and Programs of Study (POS) development.
Posted by CTE Policy Watch at 5/30/2013 3:21:15 PM
Taking two or more CTE courses is related to lower dropout rates in two Arizona districts, according to a report from the Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy.
Posted by Brian Andsundry at 5/20/2013 2:15:02 PM
We've extended the deadline to May 24, 2013 for states to apply to the
second round of the Certification Data Exchange Project. This activity,
supported by ACTE in cooperation with a number of national and state
partners, is geared toward expanding and improving data exchange between
industry certification organizations and state longitudinal data
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/14/2013 12:53:59 PM
Last fall I reported to you on associate degree holders in CTE fields out-earning bachelor's degree recipients in Virginia. I've recently learned that Tennessee and Texas
have also studied the relative benefits of various credentials and
career fields for their postsecondary students, with similar findings.
Posted by Application Administrator at 5/6/2013 1:28:33 PM