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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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On Monday, the Trump Administration released its principles to reform the Higher Education Act. The principles are largely centered on the growing need for some type of postsecondary credential, and how to ensure students have access to high-quality education without incurring massive debt. The principles include: Accreditation Reform: The Administration... Continue reading
Legislation recently introduced in the House and Senate aim to address shortages in the child care workforce. Continue reading
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, recently spoke about her higher education priorities for the 116th Congress. Continue reading
The House Committee on Education and Labor cleared its first education-related bill of the 116th Congress, a bill that addresses school infrastructure needs. Continue reading
To celebrate and officially recognize February as CTE Month, a resolution has passed the U.S. Senate and been introduced in the U.S. House. Continue reading
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos joined ACTE for its annual CTE Month site visit. This year, the visit was held at the Academies of Loudoun. Continue reading
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Earlier today Advance CTE launched a new website, isupportcte.org, which calls for doubling the investment in Perkins CTE. ACTE is pleased to partner with Advance CTE and the CTE community to support this goal. Continue reading
A new report issued by the American Enterprise Institute addresses the recent uptick in attention that CTE has garnered in state policy, on campaign trails and in the media. Continue reading
Unlike last year, both President Trump's State of the Union address and the Democratic rebuttal had less of a focus on CTE issues. Continue reading
This week we close with our final coverage of New Members of Congress by profiling new Members from Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Continue reading
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Last week, ACTE participated in a "CTE 101" briefing, hosted by the Congressional CTE Caucus. Continue reading
Sen. Lamar Alexander and Rep. Bobby Scott each recently discussed their respective priorities as the chairmen of the Senate and House Education Committees. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, this week we profile new Members from South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas. Continue reading
Ask your Representative to sign-on as a cosponsor to the resolution recognizing February as CTE Month. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, this week we profile new Members from Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. Continue reading
Democrats and Republicans recently named new Members of Congress to the House Committee on Education and Labor. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, this week we profile new Members from New Mexico, Nevada and New York. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, this week we profile new Members from Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire and New Jersey. Continue reading
House Democrats have announced 14 additions to the Committee on Education and Labor. Continue reading
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ACTE Deputy Executive Director Steve DeWitt appeared on C-SPAN to discuss Perkins CTE funding and other CTE issues. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, this week we profile new Members from Maryland, Maine, Michigan and Minnesota. Continue reading
The Senate HELP Committee has taken shape, as Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) join the Committee. Continue reading
Sec. Betsy DeVos recently outlined her priorities for reforming the nation's higher education system, including by releasing two white papers that will guide a rule-making process set to begin in January. Continue reading
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, this week we profile new Members from Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas and Massachusetts. Continue reading
Sen.-elect Jacky Rosen (D-NV) will take Sen. Michael Bennet's (D-CO) position on the Senate's Education Committee, and HELP Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) recently announced he will not seek re-election in 2020. Continue reading