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For our first advocacy task of August, ACTE’s Public Policy Department would like to familiarize ACTE’s membership with the Action Center, especially as Congress continues to work on a multitude of legislative vehicles – including President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget request, a bipartisan infrastructure package and a potential budget... Continue reading
Traditionally, Members of Congress return to their districts and states for at least a portion of the month of August to work in their communities, often hosting events and meetings to connect with their constituents and keep eyes and ears on the issues that are most impacting them. With Congress... Continue reading
This week in Washington was relatively quiet for CTE-related policy. The long-awaited framework of a bipartisan infrastructure deal was released late last week, and floor consideration has begun. Both the House and Senate were in session for the entire week, but the House now heads out for an extended recess,... Continue reading
In Washington this week, Congress remained in session to continue appropriations bill markups, consider pending nominees and hold committee hearings. Negotiations continue on a bipartisan infrastructure package, although no deal has been reached. The remainder of the summer promises to be a busy time for CTE-related policy, but in the... Continue reading
Analysis of Distance Learning for the 2020-21 School Year: New America released a report examining distance learning successes and challenges in higher education during the 2020–21 school year. The report describes five pillars of quality digital learning, including: Implement an organized class structure and clear communication. Delineate clear and aligned... Continue reading
On July 22, the House Education and Labor Committee held a press conference featuring Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), manufacturing business owner Traci Tapani of Wyoming Machine and... Continue reading
Last week, ACTE called on CTE advocates to contact their representatives and request that they sign a letter to House leadership advocating for workforce development funding to be incorporated into the “budget reconciliation” package that is being negotiated right now among congressional leadership. The deadline to sign-on to the letter... Continue reading
Congress returned to Washington last week to mark up appropriations bills, hold several committee hearings and consider pending nominations. In addition, Senate Democrats announced an initial framework for a budget reconciliation package worth $3.5 trillion, although there are still many unknowns about how details of this package will be fleshed... Continue reading
Late yesterday, ACTE received a time-sensitive advocacy request! Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) and Steven Horsford (D-NV) are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter for Members of Congress to sign to advocate for workforce development funding to be incorporated into the “budget reconciliation” package that is being negotiated right now among congressional... Continue reading
On July 14, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh testified before the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee to discuss President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget request for the Department of Labor. During the hearing, Secretary Walsh and several senators on the committee highlighted... Continue reading
On July 13, the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) released its Fiscal Year 2022 budget book titled, “Education Matters: Investing in America’s Future,” and held a panel discussion about the need for increased education funding. Four panelists participated, each with a wealth of knowledge to share from across the educational... Continue reading
With the House and Senate both out of session this week, it was a light week for CTE-related policy. However, Congress is gearing up for a busy remainder of the month. They will be marking up subcommittee funding bills, and potentially considering the bipartisan infrastructure package that was recently negotiated... Continue reading
This week's DC Digest covers committee, legislation and hearing news from the House, in addition to funding announcements from the Departments of Labor and Education. Continue reading
College Students Are Optimistic, But Concerned About Economic Prospects: A follow-up survey of college students from Third Way and New America found that students believe the worst of the pandemic is over, but 65% of respondents said that they felt higher education is no longer worth the cost, particularly for... Continue reading
The House and Senate were both in session this week, but it was a relatively light week for education, workforce and CTE-related policy. Instead, the majority of the focus surrounded ongoing infrastructure negotiations between President Biden and a bipartisan working group in the Senate, with a tentative framework worth $1.2 billion announced on June 24. Continue reading
If you currently subscribe to receive email updates from CTE Policy Watch, we will soon be transitioning our email updates from Feedburner to Mailchimp. You will continue to receive updates in your inbox as normal to ensure a seamless transition. If you receive an email from Mailchimp asking you to... Continue reading
On May 13, the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development held the first in a series of hearings focused on WIOA reauthorization. The hearing was titled, "WIOA Reauthorization: Creating Opportunities for Youth Employment," and highlighted the need for youth employment opportunities. Continue reading
My name is Jori Houck, and I recently joined ACTE’s Public Policy team. In my role as the Media Relations and Advocacy Associate, I will be supporting ACTE’s policy communications and media relations activities, as well as working closely with membership and state associations to inform and engage our members... Continue reading
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