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Last week, action in Congress was relatively limited after President Biden signed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations package early last week. With FY 2022 appropriations now complete, Congress now turns its focus to the FY 2023 appropriations process. The first step is the release of the president’s budget, which... Continue reading
On July 11, the House Appropriations Committee released the first draft of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill, which included a $50 million increase to the Perkins Basic State Grant. Continue reading
Each year, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) lead a sign-on letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee requesting robust funding for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education... Continue reading
COVID-19's Impact on FAFSA Filings: A new report details survey findings about COVID-19 impacting FAFSA filings. Researchers found that the pandemic has further exacerbated many of the challenges students face when filing for the FAFSA, especially first-generation students and low-income students. Key findings from the report include: Students, especially low-income... Continue reading
The House and Senate were in session last week, and there was a lot of activity in DC. Conversations and activity continued on COVID-19 relief and recovery, and on the Administration’s proposed infrastructure package. On Thursday, Senate Republicans revealed their $568 billion counterproposal to the White House’s $2.2 trillion infrastructure... Continue reading
We hope you had a good Memorial Day! Last week was quite lively for federal activity with Perkins CTE State Plan approvals as a major highlight! The House was out last week but will return for votes later this week, and the Senate is now in recess and will return... Continue reading
We have created a “Virtual Visit Guide” to help NPS attendees and other CTE stakeholders with advocacy during this important time. Continue reading
The Center on Reinventing Public Education recently identified more than 30 programs that are reinventing secondary CTE. Continue reading
One of the most significant changes in Perkins V is the new requirement for local eligible recipients to conduct a comprehensive local needs assessment and update it at least every two years. To help local CTE leaders conduct a needs assessment that is a valuable tool for program improvement and... Continue reading
The co-chairs of the Senate CTE Caucus, Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Todd Young (R-IN), will soon be introducing a resolution honoring February as CTE Month. Continue reading
ACTE is transitioning to a new, improved this weekend. The CTE Policy Watch Blog will remain accessible at during the transition and afterward. However, hyperlinks and graphics shared on this blog that direct readers back to the ACTE website may be temporarily unavailable during the move. Please bear... Continue reading
For the 34 states planning to submit their plans in September, now is the time to ensure career readiness is prioritized. Continue reading
Join ACTE and Advance CTE for a webinar January 25, 2-3 p.m. ET, to explore state CTE policy trends from 2016. Continue reading
When applied technical learning is integrated with rigorous academics, students develop the skills necessary for success, according to results from a nationwide survey of CTE students and educators. Continue reading
CTE students, particularly when they participate in career and technical student organizations (CTSOs), have a better idea of their career path than other students. Continue reading
As CTE Month comes to a close and ACTE’s annual National Policy Seminar approaches, it is the perfect time to remind your Members of Congress of the importance of CTE to your students and your school. Continue reading
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce's Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce held a hearing on January 28 titled "Keeping College Within Reach: Sharing Best Practices for Serving Low Income and First Generation Students". Continue reading
Rep. George Miller (D-CA), ranking member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and winner of ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award, announced his retirement on Monday. He will not seek re-election in 2014. Continue reading
“If you can’t make them see the light, at least make them feel the heat.” This was the opening remark of Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during his State of American Business event on January 8. Mr. Donohue touched on many key issues affecting the American people during this event, most notably regulation reform, the Affordable Care Act, and entitlement reform. In the last ten minutes of the event, he emphasized the importance of education to the prosperity and recovery of the American economy. Continue reading
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Jul 28, 2014