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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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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
Continuing with our coverage of new Members of Congress, this week we profile new Members from Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii and Iowa. Continue reading
The White House recently unveiled a STEM strategic plan intended to guide the next five years. Continue reading
Following the 2018 Midterm Elections, ACTE will profile new Members of Congress to identify any education- or workforce-related backgrounds they may have. In this first edition, ACTE profiles new Members from Arizona and California. Continue reading
Following the 2018 Midterm Election, the House and Senate education committees are poised for changes, particularly as Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. Continue reading
Recently, President Trump issued a proclamation marking American Education Week, and the Department of Education highlighted National Apprenticeship Week. Continue reading
Following the 2018 Midterm Elections, the House and Senate CTE Caucus memberships will look different in the 116th Congress. Continue reading
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The 2018 midterm election resulted in a Democratic takeover of the U.S. House, while Republicans strengthened their majority in the U.S. Senate. Continue reading
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Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day! Voters all across the country will head to the polls to decide, among other things, control of the U.S. Congress. Continue reading
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ACTE recently participated in the 4th U.S.-China State and Provincial Education Leaders Dialogue: Technical and Vocational Education and Training. The meeting gathered officials from the U.S. Department of Education and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, U.S. State and Chinese Provincial Education Chiefs, and career and technical education (CTE/TVET) directors and providers. Continue reading
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Come November 6, voters in more than half of the 13 states that still elect state superintendents will determine their state's next top education official. Continue reading
The Department of Education recently announced winners for its Education Innovation and Research grants, of which several are related to STEM and CTE. Continue reading
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On Tuesday, November 6, voters all across the country will head to the polls to elect Members of Congress, governors, and state and local policymakers. Many will also vote on education- and workforce-related state ballot initiatives. Continue reading
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ACTE and IACTE recently co-hosted a three-day media tour in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The three-day tour highlighted the type of high-quality CTE taking place in a variety of settings, from comprehensive high schools to area CTE centers and community colleges Continue reading
Prompted by a question posed in a letter recently published in Education Week, what do you think about the relationship between CTE and high-stakes testing? Continue reading
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On November 6, voters all across the country will head to the ballot box. Every seat in the U.S. House of Representatives will be on the ballot, along with one-third of U.S. Senate seats. Most states will have a governor's election, with many also having state legislative and local elections. Continue reading
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Last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos participated in a G20 Education Ministerial Meeting in Argentina. The theme for the conference was "Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development," and focused on three major issues: the future of work, infrastructure development, and food sustainability. Continue reading
The Department of Labor recently issued a notice on industry-recognized apprenticeships, and is soliciting applications for apprenticeship grants. Continue reading