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Alisha Hyslop
Alexandria, VA
Alisha Hyslop has spent over 15 years working with career and technical education and is currently the Director of Public Policy at the Association for Career and Technical Education. At ACTE, Alisha leads the organizations’ legislative, advocacy and research efforts that cover both secondary and postsecondary policy issues, and is particularly involved in efforts related to the Perkins Act. Previously she worked with the Florida House of Representatives and with career and technical student organizations on a local, state and national level. Alisha received her Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Florida State University, and her Master’s in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Tech University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Career and Workforce Education at the University of South Florida.
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After announcing a few weeks ago that a new negotiated rulemaking panel was being formed to rewrite the gainful employment regs, the Department of Education is formally delaying some disclosure requirements under the current rule. Continue reading
Rolling back federal regulations has been a top priority of the Administration and Republican leaders in Congress, and the Department of Education is seeking input as they go through their review process. Continue reading
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On June 22, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Continue reading
Two new funding opportunities have been announced recently that could benefit CTE programs and institutions, including one on the CTE teacher pipeline! Continue reading
After focusing on workforce development in several events during the week, on June 15, President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Expanding Apprenticeships in America.” According to the National Archives, “Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the... Continue reading
Data and transparency have been a key focus of policymakers in recent weeks as there have been several efforts around these topics and the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). Continue reading
Last week, several Michigan news outlets reported that Michigan state Rep. Tim Kelly is preparing for the role leading CTE and adult education efforts at the Department of Education. Continue reading
A Washington Post article reports that the Administration will propose a $168 million (15%) cut to Perkins funding in the full FY 2018 budget proposal released next week. Continue reading
On May 17, the Committee approved H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, by unanimous voice vote. Continue reading
The College Transparency Act of 2017, S. 1121, would establish a postsecondary student data system and provide more accurate and complete data on postsecondary student outcomes. Continue reading
The House Education and the Workforce Committee has announced it will “mark up” its Perkins reauthorization bill, H.R. 2353, on Wednesday, May 17. Continue reading
Earlier today, House Education and the Workforce members Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) reintroduced Perkins reauthorization legislation in the House of Representatives. The bill, named the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, builds on the work of the House during last Congress.... Continue reading
Former Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday shares his thoughts on the progress states are making on career readiness in their ESSA state plans. Continue reading
On April 6, the House Perkins “Dear Colleague” letter was submitted to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee with a total of 140 signatures! That total included 26 Republicans and 114 Democrats from 38 different states or territories. The letter, addressed to Subcommittee Chair Tom Cole... Continue reading
To fill the void left by congressional repeal of current ESSA regulations, Secretary of Education DeVos recently released a scaled down state plan template. Continue reading
As the new Administration and 115th Congress continue to organize and begin work for the new year, leaders from both branches of government have spoken out about CTE and Perkins reauthorization in recent days. Continue reading
Nine new members have been appointed to the Committee, which recently held its first meeting of the 115th Congress. Continue reading
Now that WIOA plans have been formally submitted and approved by relevant federal Departments, they are available for public review, search and download from the Department of Education’s website. Continue reading
The Department of Education has announced its first Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant competition, newly authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Continue reading
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Last week, ACTE released the latest draft of its Quality CTE Program of Study Framework (version 3.0). This Framework is part of an ongoing project at ACTE to identify a comprehensive, research-based quality CTE program of study framework, test the framework and integrate it into our efforts to recognize and... Continue reading
The House Education and the Workforce has officially announced that Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) will assume the role of chair in the 115th Congress, following the retirement of current chair Rep. John Kline (R-MN). Rep. Foxx has served on the Committee for a number of years, including the last six... Continue reading
Congress has been on recess since late September, but returned on Monday for the final weeks of this year’s legislative session. It is unclear exactly how long the “lame duck” will last before the 114th Congress formally adjourns, but lawmakers were tentatively scheduled to be in session through December 16.... Continue reading
There has been a flurry of activity on Perkins reauthorization since the overwhelmingly positive House vote last week, but Senate negotiations have stalled. Continue reading
On September 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5587, the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act, by a vote of 405 to 5! Perkins reauthorization activity now moves to the Senate. Continue reading
Earlier this month, the federal Department of Education released a new set of responses to frequently asked questions regarding the implementation of the Perkins Act, including information on academic courses, school-based businesses and equity activities. Continue reading