Last week, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 education funding bill. The bill proposes level funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion. Despite calls by the Trump Administration to cut the state grant program by 15 ... Read More
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by voice vote without objection to pass H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. The bill would reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) through Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.
As the Administration prepares for a week dedicated to promoting workforce development issues, it’s important to note that the president’s budget plan would also drastically reduce support for federal job training programs.
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