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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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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
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) has released its first official guidance related to the implementation of Perkins V—its draft “Guide for the Submission of State Plans.” Continue reading
Advance CTE, in partnership with the Association for Career and Technical Education, American Association of Community Colleges and the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, is hosting a series of four regional meetings to help state leaders best leverage the newly reauthorized Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st... Continue reading
ACTE is assembling more resources to help you move toward implementation and ensure you are ready to meet all the requirements of the new Act. Continue reading
A summary of the Senate Perkins reauthorization bill is now available! Released jointly by ACTE and Advance CTE, this document outlines all the changes included in the Senate bill, section-by-section. It also includes highlights from the legislative process. While this summary considers the Senate text in comparison to current law,... Continue reading
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved a Perkins reauthorization bill by voice vote, and ACTE will continue working with the committee to improve it. The Committee also approved Scott Stump's nomination to be OCTAE Assistant Secretary. Continue reading
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee could soon consider reauthorization of the Perkins Act and the nomination of Scott Stump to be Assistant Secretary of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. Continue reading
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has announced it will hold an Executive Session to consider legislation and nominations on Wednesday, June 20, including the reauthorization of the Perkins Act and the nomination of Scott Stump to be Assistant Secretary of OCTAE. Continue reading
ast week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos left on a 10-day tour of Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, to include school visits, meetings with education stakeholders and the delivery of the keynote address at the International Congress on Vocational and Professional Education and Training. Continue reading
Earlier today, President Trump nominated Scott Stump as the next Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education. This position has not been formally filled since the beginning of the Trump Administration, and the first nominee, Michigan State Representative Tim Kelly,... Continue reading
Congress returned from recess this week to a full agenda, but with little certainty as to which pieces of legislation would rise to the top of its priority list. Continue reading
Building on themes raised in the President’s FY 19 budget request, Department of Education leaders recently announced plans to restructure the agency and eliminate the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education. Continue reading
Over the past year, the Administration has repeatedly expressed interest in addressing the country’s infrastructure needs. Earlier today, a full proposal to accomplish the Administration’s goals was finally released. Continue reading
We are excited to announce the launch of ACTE’s High-Quality CTE Program of Study Framework pilot test! Volunteers are needed to help us examine the validity and utility of the Framework when used in program self-evaluation. Who can participate? Continue reading
Just before the previous Continuing Resolution (CR) for FY 2018 funding would have expired on December 8, Congress cleared a two-week extension of government funding. Continue reading
Now that both the House and Senate have passed tax reform bills, Members of Congress from both chambers and both parties will go to conference to reconcile differences in the two bills. Continue reading
Last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department’s draft priorities for competitive grants to be awarded in future years. Continue reading
After reviewing applications received this summer, OCTAE recently announced the five winners of the grant competition, who will receive a total of $4,046,951. Continue reading
On September 25, President Trump signed a new Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of Education work to increase access to high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Continue reading
Earlier this summer, President Trump signed an Executive Order promoting apprenticeships as a strategy to address the skills gap. Secretary Acosta recently provided an update. Continue reading
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
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