Press Releases and Statements :2017


Dec. 18, 2017

ACTE 2018 Fellowship Program Participants Announced

ACTE has announced the selection of 15 participants for its National Leadership Fellowship Program, which provides educators with an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and involvement in professional organizations.

Dec. 18, 2017

ACTE Announces Participants in Inaugural LEAD 2018 Program

ACTE has announced the selection of 20 CTE professionals with 2-5 years of experience from across the country to participate in the inaugural class of ACTE’s Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program.

Dec. 7, 2017

ACTE Announces 2018 National Award Winners

ACTE announced its 2018 Excellence Award Winners in seven different categories during the ACTE CareerTech VISION conference in Nashville.

Oct. 10, 2017

Nashville to Host 2017 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference

Nashville to Host 2017 National Association for Career and Technical Education Conference

Oct. 10, 2017

ACTE Joins The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations

ACTE has joined the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations, a collaborative group of national organizations representing school counselors and college access professionals.

Sep. 25, 2017

ACTE Announces 2018 National Award Finalists

ACTE announced its 2018 national finalists in seven different award categories. Finalists in Regions I, III, IV and V were announced for the Teacher of the Year, Postsecondary Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, New Teacher of the Year, Career Guidance, Lifetime Achievement and Carl Perkins Community Service Awards.

Aug. 29, 2017

ACTE Statement on Poll Showing Public’s Overwhelming Support for CTE

ACTE issued a statement upon the release of Phi Delta Kappa International's 49th annual poll on the public's attitude toward public schools. The poll demonstrated the public's broad, overwhelming support for CTE.

Aug. 24, 2017

Georgia Student Wins ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest

ACTE announces McIntosh High School sophomore Brooks Baro as ACTE's national student trophy design winner in its second annual student trophy design contest.

Aug. 11, 2017

ACTE Announces Region IV Exellence Award Winners, National Award Finalists

Region IV, which includes New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, announced 2017 award winners at its annual conference.

Aug. 8, 2017

North Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education Unifies with National ACTE

ACTE congratulates NCACTE on its decision to formally unify with the national association.

Aug. 7, 2017

ACTE Announces 2018 Image Award Winners

ACTE announced the three 2018 Image Award winners. Those winners are: William J. Nelson, 2018...

Jun. 26, 2017

ACTE Announces 2017 Region III Excellence Award Winners, National Award Finalists

Region III, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin, announced 2017 award winners at its annual conference.

Jun. 22, 2017

National CTE Associations Representing State and Local Leaders Applaud House Passage of H.R. 2353

National CTE Associations applaud passage of H.R. 2353 by voice vote, an important bill to reauthorize the Perkins CTE Act through Fiscal Year 2023.

May. 23, 2017

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on President’s FY18 Budget

ACTE and Advance CTE released a joint statement calling the $168 million cut to the Perkins state grant program "an attack on CTE and the students and employers who benefit from it."

May. 17, 2017

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on Reported Cuts to CTE in President’s FY18 Budget

ACTE and Advance CTE released a joint statement calling the reported $168 million in cuts to federal CTE funding in the President's budget "damaging and demoralizing."

May. 4, 2017

ACTE, Advance CTE Statement on Perkins Reauthorization Introduction

ACTE and Advance CTE released a joint statement on the introduction of a Perkins reauthorization bill in the House of Representatives.

May. 3, 2017

ACTE Announces 2017 Region I Excellence Award Winners, National Award Finalists

Excellence Award Winners were announced at an awards ceremony during the ACTE Region I conference in New York City at the end of April.

Apr. 11, 2017

ACTE Region V Announces Winners at 2017 Annual Conference

Region V, which includes 16 states and a number of territories, announced 2017 award winners at its annual conference.

Mar. 24, 2017

ACTE Statement on Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act

ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson releases a statement in support of the reintroduction of the Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act (MEAA). The bill aims to improve access to higher education for secondary students through dual and concurrent enrollment programs.

Feb. 23, 2017

ACTE Statement on 100-Year Anniversary of Smith-Hughes Act

Executive Director LeAnn Wilson releases a statement to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act, the nation's first federal investment in secondary CTE, which was signed into law on February 23, 1917.

Feb. 22, 2017

You’re Invited: Capitol Hill Reception 2017

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Feb. 7, 2017

Upcoming George C. Marshall High School CTE Month® School Visit

ACTE's annual CTE Month school site visit will take place at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, VA. A program and panel discussion will kick off the event, followed by a tour of several CTE classrooms at Marshall.

Jan. 25, 2017

New Report on 2016 State CTE Policies Released

ACTE and Advance CTE released their fourth annual report, “State Policies Impacting CTE: 2016 Year in Review.” The report identifies and summarizes nearly 140 CTE-related laws, executive orders, boards of education actions and budget provisions passed across the country last year. The report also examines major themes and trends across the states.

Jan. 7, 2017

ACTE Announces Board of Directors Election Results

ACTE is pleased to announce the results of the recent election for several spots on the Board of Directors. The election was open to ACTE’s membership of 25,000 educators, administrators and other CTE professionals.