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What We’re Reading: CTE News Around the Blogosphere Feb. 1


February 1, 2013

By: Ashley

This week, we began reading some great op-eds and stories about CTE Month, like the piece in the Journal Times written by the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Instruction, Tony Evers. Meade County Times-Tribune looks into the kitchen door, so to speak, to learn more about culinary arts offerings at Sturgis Brown High School. The Chronicle of Higher Education releases its’ findings from this year’s Freshman Survey, which reports incoming college freshman have jobs on the mind more than ever. February is all about CTE and lots of great events are going on, including the national Digital Learning Day organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education, which High School Matters Blog shares in their post this week. Finally, CTE Central Blog offers a great look into nontraditional enrollment in CTE.

Commentary: Reinvigorating Career and Technical Education—Journal Times

Cooking Up a Career—Meade County Times-Tribune

Freshman Survey: This Year, Even More Focused on Jobs—The Chronicle of Higher Education

Digital Learning Day is February 6th—High School Matters Blog

The Career Path Less Traveled—CTE Central Blog

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Administration’s Budget Proposal Restores Sequester Cut to CTE Funding but Still Falls Short of Need

Earlier today, the Obama Administration released its budget proposal for FY 2014. This document, normally released in February but delayed due to the other fiscal issues in play this spring, outlines the Administration's spending priorities for the coming year.

Duncan Talks 2014 Budget on Capitol Hill

8/12/13 By: Mitch Following the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 budget request on Wednesday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appeared before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to defend the Administration’s plan for funding education in the coming fiscal year. In the budget proposal, the Administration suggests funding Perkins at 1.1 billion, equal to FY 2012 levels, before sequestration. Additionally, the budget proposes a $10 million increase for the National Programs line item which is designated for a new dual enrollment program focused on career preparation. Despite requests for an overall increase in education funding, the Administration's budget does not prioritize additional investments to meet the growing needs in CTE. During the hearing on Thursday, both Republican and Democratic members of the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations subcommittee expressed apprehensions about the Administration’s strong focus on increasing funding for competitive grant programs. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), ranking-member of the subcommittee, talked about her concern for formula-funded education programs, like Perkins, which largely did not receive increases in funding. “The emphasis on competitive funding I find troubling,” said DeLauro. “What is need is steady secure funding for all of our schools to move toward improvement.” Federal investments in education must be directed to those areas with a proven track record of success that provide all students with equal access and opportunity. Members of the subcommittee will now begin to draft an appropriations bill that will fund Perkins in FY 2014. Let Congress know that it is time to make investing in Perkins a priority!


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