Press Hits :2019


Career Education Groups Criticize House Democrats’ Funding Plan

Politico, 4/30/19
ACTE and Advance CTE’s joint statement expressing disappointment over the marginal increase in Perkins funding in the House Labor-H Appropriations bill was covered in Politico.

Expensive Degree and No Guaranteed Job: More Students are Considering Options Outside of 4-year College

Chicago Tribute, 4/22/19
ACTE staff and the Region III Vice President were quoted in a story about the role that CTE can play in helping students obtain meaningful, successful careers.

NPR Morning Edition: Iowa Media Tour

NPR: The Exchange, 4/2/2019
ACTE’s Jarrod Nagurka was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition program in Iowa regarding the joint media tour held in March with Iowa ACTE.

How New Jersey Turned Vocational Schools into Sought-after Academies

NBC News, 4/2/19
This NBC News article highlights what high-quality CTE can look like, and also raises some challenges regarding access and equity.

Credentials: Measuring Skills in Today’s Workforce

San Francisco Chronicle, 3/29/19
ACTE’s Executive Director LeAnn Wilson had an op-ed about the importance of credentials published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

ACTE: The New STEM Parent App

EduTalk Radio, 3/19
ACTE’s Michael Connet and Life Journey’s Phil Smith discussed the STEM Parent App on Education Talk Radio.

Group Advocates for Technical Jobs

KCRG, 3/14
KCRG covered the ACTE/Iowa ACTE media tour stop at Kirkwood Community College.

Career Education Group Tours Waterloo Schools’ Center

The Courier, 3/14
The Courier covers the ACTE/Iowa ACTE media tour stop at the Waterloo Career Center.

On the Frontline of Innovation

LeMars Daily Sentinel, 3/13
The LeMars Daily Sentinel covered the ACTE/Iowa ACTE media tour.

Members from ACTE Select Sioux City Career Academy for Kick-Off Tour

KTIV, 3/11
KTIV covered the ACTE/Iowa ACTE media tour stop at the Sioux City Career Academy.

WIT Uses Technology to Prepare Students for the Future

KCAU, 3/11
KCAU covered the ACTE/Iowa ACTE media tour stop at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Langevin, Thompson Introduce Bill to Strengthen Cybersecurity Education in CTE Programs

Rep. Jim Langevin, 3/7/19
ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson was quoted in a joint press release from Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA) about the Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act.

DeVos Visits Academies of Loudoun During CTE Month

Loudoun Now, 2/26/19
Loudoun Now covered Secretary DeVos’s participation in ACTE’s CTE Month site visit.

‘It’s Not Like Any School You’ve Ever Seen’: DeVos Sees Radiology, Hydroponic Gardening, and a Tiny House in Visit to Innovative CTE High School

The 74, 2/26/19
The 74 covered Secretary DeVos’s participation in ACTE’s CTE Month site visit.

DeVos Learns About Career, Technical Training at Northern Va. School During Visit

Washington Post, 2/26/19
The Washington Post covered Secretary DeVos’s participation in ACTE’s CTE Month site visit.

Langevin, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National Career and Technical Education Month

Rep. Jim Langevin, 2/11/19
Reps. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Glenn Thompson (R-PA) issued a press release upon introducing the House resolution marking February as CTE Month. ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson was quoted in the release.

A School That Embraces a Trendy Model: The Start-Up

New York Times, 2/10/19
ACTE Director of Public Policy Alisha Hyslop is quoted in a New York Times story about a new CTE program in Brooklyn.

Your Money: $1B for Career &Technical Education Programs

C-SPAN, 1/14/19
ACTE Deputy Executive Director joined C-SPAN’s Washington Journal programming to discuss CTE and workforce training.