Category: Federal Legislation

01

Apr2020
Following up on feedback she received from town hall meetings between the Department and state CTE directors, the Secretary has decided to use transition authority to provide an extension for states that need additional time to submit their Perkins V state plans, allow states and local Perkins recipients to receive ... Read More

27

Mar2020
House approved the deal by voice vote hours earlier, after a lone Republican forced lawmakers back to Washington. Senate vote was 96-0. Read more.

03

Mar2020
Senator Lamar Alexander says a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act should pass the education committee in about a month, to give it time to get through Congress this year. Read more.

14

Feb2020
President Donald Trump has proposed one of the largest increases in funding for career and technical education in recent history. Read more.

10

Feb2020
However, overall, both the Department of Education (ED) and the Department of Labor (DOL) received glaring proposed cuts in their budget. Read more.

06

Feb2020
Last week, President Trump issued a proclamation declaring February as CTE Month. The proclamation recognized the importance of high-quality CTE and ensuring all students have access to it. Most notably, the proclamation stated that the President’s “fiscal year 2021 budget proposal to the Congress will include significant increases ... Read More

03

Feb2020
Massachusetts, North Carolina, Texas and Vermont were recently approved to participate in the Education Flexibility Program (Ed-Flex), which was updated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Ed-Flex encourages local innovation and returns power to states from the U.S. Department of Education by allowing states to waive certain ... Read More

26

Dec2019
The U.S. educates them, but then, experts say, these students often face such a difficult path to longterm employment in this country that they must look elsewhere at a time when skilled workers are in high demand. Read more.

24

Dec2019
The package also includes spending priorities that direct the Department of Labor (DOL) to use funding to support community college capacity to deliver workforce programming and to better connect the public workforce system, educators, and employers in local industry partnerships. Read more.

20

Dec2019
Many Texas lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have urged the agreement's passage, due to the state's reliance on cross-border commerce with Mexico. Read more.

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