Category: Federal Legislation

09

Oct2017
Community colleges are seeking to address a mismatch between employer needs and the skill levels of available workers nationally. Read More

09

Oct2017
What can Democrats in Congress do to make the best of a bad hand in pushing their education agenda—and where does the president fit in? Read More

26

Sep2017
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) introduced a bipartisan resolution to encourage investment in education and training for American workers by designating September 2017 as “National Workforce Development Month.” Read More

22

Sep2017
Congressional Democrats recently unveiled a bill aimed at making child care more accessible, the Child Care for Working Families Act. Read More

12

Sep2017
Last week, Congress approved a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to provide temporary funding for the federal government through December 8. Read More

09

Aug2017
Among other advances for student veterans, the bill would correct an issue that has prevented veterans from using their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits at area career and technical education centers—nonprofit, non-degree-granting institutions that award certificates demonstrating technical competency. Read More

22

Jul2017
The bill proposes to maintain funding for the Perkins Basic State Grant at $1.118 billion and CTE National Programs at $7.4 million. Read More

22

Jul2017
U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Rob Portman (R-OH), both co-chairs of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, introduced the Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills (BUILDS) Act to ensure that workers are prepared ... Read More

20

Jul2017
Today, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC-05), along with Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) hosted a bipartisan panel discussion with business leaders, advocates, and youth on the return on investment in hiring opportunity youth, barriers to hiring opportunity youth, and employer-led solutions to youth unemployment. Read More

17

Jul2017
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

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