The United States needs bold and scalable solutions to harness the enormous untapped talent and potential of all Americans. Economic development and job creation investments will be essential for helping distressed communities generate new employment opportunities.
The budget proposes drastic cuts in federal support for CTE, including a $168 million cut in the Perkins Basic State Grant! It also proposes to put an additional $20 million in the Perkins National Programs to establish a new grant that would support only certain CTE programs in STEM fields ... Read More
The House of Representatives will take up a bill that has been touted by both its Republican and Democrat supporters as a means to train more workers to fill in-demand technical jobs that are available now—and into the future.
Despite positive rhetoric from a variety of Administration officials in support of CTE, the budget proposal, if accurate, would instead suggest deep cuts to CTE and other programs directly serving our students.
On May 16, Senate and House Democrats introduced the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) by supporting the expansion of Pell grants to improve rates of access, affordability and completion in postsecondary education programs.
On May 15, U.S. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the College Transparency Act of 2017, S. 1121. This new bill would establish a postsecondary student data system and provide more accurate and complete data on postsecondary student outcomes. ... Read More