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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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To help CTE leaders think through the nuances of this important decision, ACTE joined Advance CTE to release "Mitigating Unanticipated Circumstances: Resetting Perkins V State Determined Performance Levels During the COVID-19 Pandemic." Continue reading
n December, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act was signed into law to provide an additional $900 billion in COVID-19 relief. A portion of the funding is allocated to postsecondary institutions and is quite complex, so we are going to take a deep dive here into the details of that funding. Continue reading
On December 2, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career Technical and Adult Education published a formal "Request of Information" seeking input on successful approaches to expanding work-based learning (WBL) opportunities. Continue reading
The report takes an in-depth, national look at state Perkins V plans and trends across the country, including around key aspects of Perkins implementation, including program quality, access and equity, and accountability and funding decisions. Continue reading
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has released a new report on short-term postsecondary CTE programs. Continue reading
The Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education has released an updated "Crosswalk" to help CTE leaders identify programs that prepare students for non-traditional fields. Continue reading
Last week was National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week week, and many organizations and the Department of Education (ED) celebrated the week with different activities. On the Hill last week, the House passed a bill on Tuesday to fund the government through December 11. Funding for the government runs... Continue reading
The Department of Education has released a final rule updating the regulations that govern distance education in higher education. Continue reading
On July 6, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations bill, which proposes an $18 million increase for Perkins CTE State Grants. Continue reading
On June 30, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced S. 4112, the Coronavirus Child Care and Education Relief Act, which includes significant resources to help educational institutional respond to the pandemic. Continue reading
Building on the recent release of Broadening the Path: Design Principles for Middle Grades CTE, ACTE has partnered with Advance CTE on a new repository of state-level resources related to implementing key elements of middle grades CTE. Continue reading
Compilations of Equity Resources: Advance CTE has compiled a blog post of relevant research and resources surrounding equity as educators transition to remote learning. In addition, the American Youth Policy Forum has started a central webpage to share resources for serving disadvantaged young people. The first set of resources is... Continue reading
Today, Advance CTE and ACTE released Broadening the Path: Design Principles for Middle Grades CTE to support state and local leaders as they work to develop or strengthen middle grades CTE policies, programs and practices. Continue reading
Our colleagues at the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) recently shared an update on the "Non-traditional Crosswalk" that helps states and educational providers identify which career fields, and corresponding education programs, are non-traditional for students based on their gender. Continue reading
Over the past few months, there have been a number of new resources and research papers released on equity in CTE or related education and workforce development programs. Continue reading
Several new resources can help state and local leaders as they work to implement Perkins V! Continue reading
In recent weeks, the Department of Education has released several new or updated resources related to CTE and Perkins V. Continue reading
On July 1, 2019, changes made to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act by the reauthorization bill passed last summer, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, officially went into effect. Continue reading
On May 21, Secretary DeVos announced that improvements have been made to the College Scorecard, the Department of Education’s consumer-facing postsecondary outcome research tool. Continue reading
On March 21, President Trump signed a new executive order titled, “Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities.” Continue reading
As Congress wrapped up work before adjourning for its March recess, several Higher Education Act-related bills that reflect CTE priorities were reintroduced. First, on March 14, Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Scott (R-SC), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and a number of other senators reintroduced the College Transparency Act... Continue reading
In his FY 2020 budget proposal to Congress, the President suggested level funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant, but severe cuts to many other programs that benefit CTE educators and students. Continue reading
Every state will receive a Perkins funding increase next year! Continue reading
The 116th Congress officially convenes today, with new members being sworn in and official leadership elections. We’ve covered new members and leaders extensively on the blog over the past two months, and will continue to highlight them as the new Congress kicks off! Of particular importance to CTE advocacy work... Continue reading
In mid-December, the Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education hosted a “Rethink CTE Summit” to bring together CTE stakeholders, including approximately 125 leaders from education, business, philanthropy and related associations. Continue reading