This is Mitch Coppes's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Mitch Coppes's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Mitch Coppes
Alexandria, VA
Mitch Coppes is the Legislative Liaison in the Department of Public Policy at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). He represents ACTE on Capitol Hill in all federal budget and appropriations issues. Mitch is graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he received a BA in political science in 2008. He previously worked at the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Republican Senatorial Committee before joining ACTE in 2011.
Recent Activity
President Obama asked each member of his cabinet to write an “Exit Memo” to highlight the Administration’s accomplishments, and identify the areas where further effort is needed. Continue reading
It was announced that fast food chain CEO Andrew Puzder is the president-elect’s choice to run the U.S. Department of Labor in the new Administration. Continue reading
Congress moves forward with yet another short-term funding bill at the request of the president-elect. The move leaves cuts to Perkins October state allocations in place for now. Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education announced its final regulations on the accountability, reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Continue reading
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education announced a joint effort with five other federal agencies to better align federal support for college access and completion. Continue reading
Congressional leaders, at the urging of the incoming Administration, are planning to put off consideration of a full-year funding bill that could restore cuts to Perkins. Continue reading
Image
The results are in from the states that decided some key education ballot initiatives on Election Day. Continue reading
Image
Election Day 2016 has come and gone, but we have the results and analysis on the CTE Policy Watch Blog. Continue reading
Image
As a native of Ohio who now resides in Virginia, my perspective on voting is as someone who has always lived somewhere that has been the focus of national campaigns looking to assemble “swing state” votes every four years. It is not difficult to appreciate the importance of voting when... Continue reading
Image
Let’s be honest: the chances that you will cast the decisive vote in a presidential election is pretty slim. The probability varies based on the competitiveness of the state in which you vote – an average D.C. voter’s chances are 1 in 490 billion, while a Virginian’s are 1 in... Continue reading
Image
I vote because I can. I vote because it’s my right. And when I can, I like to help other people exercise their right to vote. I remember Election Day 2008, sitting on the floor of an empty storefront with my fellow volunteers, calling voters to remind them to go... Continue reading
Image
Living in a swing state during this election cycle, the average number of political calls I’m receiving every day has climbed to about a half dozen. They include public opinion polls, recorded celebrities urging me to vote for their preferred candidate, requests for donations and more. I’ve gotten much better... Continue reading
Image
Election Day is a week away. Let us know why voting matters to you, and check out the CTE Policy Watch blog this week to see why voting is important to us. Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education has released new guidance on implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), focusing on student support services funded through the new Title IV block grant. Continue reading
The Department of Education recently published its final regulations affecting teacher preparation programs nationwide. Continue reading
Image
There are already opportunities for CTE advocates in many states to make their voices heard at the ballot box through early in-person voting, absentee voting by mail or a combination of these options. Continue reading
Image
In addition to the presidential and congressional races, state-level elections and ballot measures will have a large impact on CTE issues in 2016. Continue reading
Congress recently approved a stopgap continuing resolution for Fiscal Year 2017 to provide temporary funding for Perkins through December 9. Continue reading
The U.S. Department of Education recently released guidance that encourages states and school districts to train, recruit and provide professional development for educators as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Continue reading
Image
Help advocate for CTE at the ballot box this November! Take time this week to register yourself to vote in the upcoming election, and encourage others to register as well. Continue reading
Please take a few minutes to ask your Representative to vote YES on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587). Continue reading
New resources are available to support state efforts to promote college and career readiness as part of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Continue reading
Image
While the race for the White House will dominate the nation’s attention in 2016, there is a lot happening “down ticket” in some important House and Senate races. Continue reading
Image
Elections do have consequences, and this election will have a major impact on the policies that are created, the legislation that becomes law and funding decisions that affect CTE programs nationwide. For CTE advocates, election season provides an important opportunity to further our advocacy goals and spread awareness about CTE’s... Continue reading
As the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) moves forward, there are new tools available on engaging K-12 education stakeholders, including the CTE community, in the process. Continue reading