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Jarrod Nagurka
Alexandria, VA
Jarrod Nagurka is the Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). Jarrod is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied economics and government. He previously worked for an association representing software developers, and has experience working in the U.S. Senate, Virginia House of Delegates, and on federal, state and local political campaigns.
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Senators Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) will join the Senate HELP Committee which has jurisdiction over education issues. Continue reading
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Mrs. DeVos’ experience in education is primarily centered on promoting pro-charter school policies. DeVos chairs the American Federation for Children, an organization that advocates for school vouchers and tax credits for charter schools. DeVos is unique from previous secretaries in that she has never held public office and has no experience as an educator. Continue reading
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The U.S. Department of Education recently launched a competition seeking innovative concepts for digital simulated learning aimed at CTE. Continue reading
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ACTE Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager Jarrod Nagurka visited the greater Chicago metropolitan area to tour some of the innovative secondary and postsecondary CTE programs in the area. Continue reading
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Last week we asked our members and partners to voice their support for including a CTE question in the second presidential debate. In response, thousands of people answered the call, expressing their support for Continue reading
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In November, voters across the country will head to the polls to cast ballots for the next President and Vice President of the United States. Join us in urging the candidates to talk about CTE! Continue reading
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An example of how one state launched an advocacy campaign to bring stakeholders together and restore state budget cuts to CTE. Continue reading
The 48th annual Phi Delta Kappa poll on the public's attitude toward public schools demonstrated strong support for continued investment, enhancement, and expansion of CTE programs across the country. Continue reading
First Lady Michelle Obama announced ThinkZone Games, developer of the mobile app Hats & Ladders, as the winner of the Reach Higher Career App Challenge. Continue reading
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The newest member of ACTE's public policy team introduces himself and discusses why he's passionate about CTE policy. Continue reading
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