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2013 NPS: A Great Start!

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March 4, 2013

Today saw a terrific start to the 2013 National Policy Seminar, with such highlights as Dr. Anthony Carnevale, a recognized expert on education and workforce issues; a panel with organizations that are recognizing and incorporating CTE, including The College Board, Opportunity Nation and the Brookings Institute; and breakout sessions on the Common Core State Standards and Common Career Technical Core, teacher evaluation and effectiveness, media advocacy and new Members of Congress.

We are also using an audience polling system to get your feedback on hot topics in CTE. Below is what NPS attendees had to say about business-education partnerships, a hot topic in CTE!

2013 National Policy Seminar Partnership Poll  

Later in the week, you'll be hearing from 2013 NPS attendees themselves about their experiences.

 

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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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