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  • innovation grants « NASDCTEc Blog
    and parents Obama advocated for more locally driven education rather than a top down approach with heavy federal government involvement He urged that changes in legislation need to take place this year Obama stated that We need to promote reform that gets results while encouraging communities to figure out what s best for their kids That s why it s so important that Congress replace No Child Left Behind this year so schools have that flexibility The President also pushed for his education initiative Race to the Top to grant competitive funding to states whose innovative reform efforts yield positive results Though Obama calls for a rewrite of the law by the 2011 2012 school year Rep John Kline MN stated last week that the timeline isn t feasible While the Senate presses for more comprehensive legislation the House will pursue a piecemeal approach by proposing several separate bills in the upcoming months The U S House Committee on Education and the Workforce will begin the process by holding a markup of an ESEA repeals bill this Wednesday The proposed bill Rep Hunter s Setting New Priorities in Education Spending Act would eliminate 43 education programs By Kara in Legislation News Public Policy Tags Congress federal grants federal legislation innovation grants NCLB ESEA president race to the top school reform Legislative Update FY12 Draft Suballocations Urban Jobs Investing in Innovation Hiring Heroes Friday May 13th 2011 House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers released a draft of suballocations for FY12 These suballocations are the spending limits for each of the appropriations subcommittees The Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies commonly referred to as Labor HHS Ed sets the funding levels for all education including Perkins and workforce related programs The proposed spending limits for Labor HHS Ed are 11 6 percent below the FY2011 amount and 23 percent below the President s FY2012 budget According to Rogers FY12 markup schedule the Labor HHS Ed bill will be the second to last markup with the subcommittee markup on July 26 and the full committee markup on August 2 The Labor HHS Ed bill will reach the House floor in September at the earliest before it eventually moves to the Senate It will be essential for all CTE advocates to take the next few months to make a concerted consistent and broad based effort to let Congressional leaders know the importance of Perkins funding NASDCTEc is launching an aggressive advocacy plan during the summer months and will be rolling out opportunities and resources for you to use in your efforts to raise visibility and support for CTE and Perkins funding Urban Jobs Act Sen Kirsten Gillibrand NY introduced S 922 the Urban Jobs Act to increase employment opportunities for at risk youth The bill an amendment to the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 would authorize the Secretary of Labor to provide grants for urban job programs Nonprofit organizations would receive funding to carry out programs to prepare youth for employment especially high school dropouts or youth who have had any encounters with the criminal justice system Investing in Innovation for Education Act Sen Mark Begich AK introduced S 895 the Investing in Innovation for Education Act also known as the i3 bill to promote innovative ideas proposed by school districts and organizations that show a record of increasing student achievement Begich proposes to make permanent the i3 competitive grants funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act The new bill has a special focus on rural areas requiring 25 percent of funding to go to grantees from rural areas Begich suggests that the bill will level the playing field by giving students the chance to benefit from innovation regardless of where they live Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 Sen Patty Murray WA and 14 co sponsoring Senators introduced S 951 the Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 to address the high unemployment rate over 27 percent among young veterans and to help them find work Senator Murray stated that For the first time this bill will require that our service members get the training they need to translate the skills they learned in the military into the working world The bill would require broad job skills training and a transition assistance program requirement for returning service members The bill would also create new direct federal hiring authority to provide jobs for returning service members when they leave the military and veteran mentorship programs would be improved By Kara in Public Policy Tags advocacy appropriations budget funding innovation grants Job training veterans US Innovative Education Forum Accepting Applications Wednesday March 16th 2011 The annual US Innovative Education Forum IEF hosted by Microsoft honors innovative teachers and schools The forum provides teachers and schools the opportunity to showcase how technology furthers education transformation by being appropriately incorporated into curricula pedagogy and classrooms The work of schools and teachers engaged in CTE often is at the vanguard of innovation and are eligible to apply The application process does not limit to a single application per school There are opportunities for different innovative teachers projects or teams Kelly Green Academic Program Manager with US Partners in Learning indicated IEF is a great way to promote the activities the students are engaged in and if selected this is a great way to showcase the school or district More information about the application and process including a video of past winners and is available at http www microsoft com education uspil USIEF default mspx By Dean in News Resources Uncategorized Tags Awards Innovation innovation grants New Federal Career Pathways Funding Toolkit Available Wednesday October 13th 2010 In an effort to support inter agency state teams to identify and use federal resources that support career pathways and career pathway bridge models the Center for Law and Social Policy CLASP has recently released a toolkit to support state planning and design The resource provides a Funding Options Worksheets and information on ten Federal programs that can interweave the

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  • Legislative Update: Summer Jobs+, TANF Extended, Race to the Top « NASDCTEc Blog
    Meetings 2014 Spring Meeting 2014 Fall Meeting Archived NASDCTEc Meetings Achieving Excellence in CTE Career Cluster Institute Archived Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee CTE Video on Utah CTE Web Site Gives Students the Edge CTE in the News Demand There but Tech Classes Cut Legislative Update Summer Jobs TANF Extended Race to the Top Happy New Year Congress is currently on recess The House is scheduled to return on January 17 2012 and the Senate will return on January 23 2012 Summer Jobs Aims to Increase Youth Employment Yesterday President Obama unveiled Summer Jobs an initiative that brings together businesses non profits and government to provide pathways to employment for low income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012 The President originally proposed investing in summer youth employment as part of the American Jobs Act which failed to pass Congress As a result of Congressional inaction the private sector has already pledged to create 180 000 employment opportunities for low income youth this summer The administration hopes that a total of 250 000 opportunities will be available this summer at least 100 000 of which will be paid jobs and internships America s young people face record unemployment and we need to do everything we can to make sure they ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job It s important for their future and for America s said President Obama Payroll Tax Cut and TANF Extended for Two Months Before recess the House and Senate passed a two month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families The bill also extends Unemployment Insurance and the Medicare doc fix for two months The Senate has appointed conferees on the original House passed payroll tax bill and House Minority Leader Pelosi appointed House Democratic conferees to work out a year long extension Race to the Top Awards Announced The U S Department of Education announced the seven winners of round three of the Race to the Top competition The winning states Arizona Colorado Illinois Kentucky Louisiana New Jersey and Pennsylvania will each receive a share the 200 million grant This round focuses on comprehensive statewide reform as well as improving STEM education The seven winning applications include commitments to enhance data systems raise academic standards improve principal and teacher support and evaluation systems and implement school interventions in underperforming schools Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager Tags President Obama race to the top school reform STEM summer youth TANF unemployment insurance youth employment This entry was posted on Friday January 6th 2012 at 8 27 am and is filed under Legislation You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2 0 feed Both comments and pings are currently closed Comments are closed Series This Week in CTE Legislative Updates State

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  • President Obama « NASDCTEc Blog
    care about our students and they are engaged and make meaningful connections here something that has shown to be a high indicator of success in studies conducted by Gallup among others Our heritage goes back to caring about our students and working with them to be successful So what does CTE look like in the future at LATI With 11 consecutive years of growth there is an influx of new students parents teachers staff administrators and partners Though LATI has reveled in a variety of national accolades including the President s visit Cartney explains the responsibility of the school to remain concentrated on their mission We are staying focused on our students and that remains our way forward said Cartney It s not about being the best but doing the best for our students Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Photo Credit President Barack Obama addresses the graduates at Lake Area Technical Institute South Dakota Public Broadcasting By Katie Fitzgerald in News Tags President Obama Obama Administration Must Release Details of Sequestration Cuts Within 30 Days Tuesday August 7th 2012 President Obama today signed into law the Sequestration Transparency Act which requires the Administration to detail what the 110 billion in sequestration cuts will look like in Fiscal Year 2013 The Administration must issue its report to Congress within 30 days The bill was a show of bipartisanship in Congress at time when the House and Senate have a hard time agreeing on anything It passed the Senate by unanimous consent last month and passed the House by a vote of 414 2 Congress is expected to try to negotiate an alternative to sequestration during the lame duck session that will save 1 2 trillion over ten years Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Tags budget Congress funding President Obama Legislative Update Summer Jobs TANF Extended Race to the Top Friday January 6th 2012 Happy New Year Congress is currently on recess The House is scheduled to return on January 17 2012 and the Senate will return on January 23 2012 Summer Jobs Aims to Increase Youth Employment Yesterday President Obama unveiled Summer Jobs an initiative that brings together businesses non profits and government to provide pathways to employment for low income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012 The President originally proposed investing in summer youth employment as part of the American Jobs Act which failed to pass Congress As a result of Congressional inaction the private sector has already pledged to create 180 000 employment opportunities for low income youth this summer The administration hopes that a total of 250 000 opportunities will be available this summer at least 100 000 of which will be paid jobs and internships America s young people face record unemployment and we need to do everything we can to make sure they ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job It s important for their future and for America s said

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  • summer youth « NASDCTEc Blog
    months The Senate has appointed conferees on the original House passed payroll tax bill and House Minority Leader Pelosi appointed House Democratic conferees to work out a year long extension Race to the Top Awards Announced The U S Department of Education announced the seven winners of round three of the Race to the Top competition The winning states Arizona Colorado Illinois Kentucky Louisiana New Jersey and Pennsylvania will each receive a share the 200 million grant This round focuses on comprehensive statewide reform as well as improving STEM education The seven winning applications include commitments to enhance data systems raise academic standards improve principal and teacher support and evaluation systems and implement school interventions in underperforming schools Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Tags President Obama race to the top school reform STEM summer youth TANF unemployment insurance youth employment Legislative Update Appropriations Research Hearing Bills Introduced Friday November 18th 2011 Congress Passes Temporary Spending Bill The House and Senate passed a spending package that includes a continuing resolution CR that will fund the government through December 16 2011 The bill also includes a minibus spending package of three appropriations bills Agriculture Transportation HUD and Commerce Science Justice funded through the end of the fiscal year House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers KY has said that he intends package the remaining nine appropriations bills into a single omnibus bill which would include the Labor HHS Education bill While the new CR does not restore the 1 5 cut to Perkins from the previous CR we have learned from the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Education that if the final spending bill does not include language regarding reductions to advanced appropriations then the 1 5 cut enacted in October will be restored to states Because the restoration of the 1 5 is not a done deal we urge you call your Member of Congress today to make sure they are aware of the situation and they act to restore these funds to Perkins House Hearing on Education Research On Wednesday the House Committee on Education and the Workforce s Subcommittee on Early Childhood Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing to examine the federal role in education research The purpose of the hearing Education Research Identifying Effective Programs to Support Students and Teachers was to ensure that education research is beneficial to parents teachers and students Some of the topics discussed by witnesses included connecting data across learner levels using education research in a way that benefits students and creating incentives for teachers and schools that incorporate research backed methods into their work Bills Introduced Pathways Back to Work On Monday Senator Richard Blumenthal introduced the Pathways Back to Work Act which would enact the portions of President Obama s American Jobs Act that provide employment opportunities and skills training for the unemployed The Pathways Back to Work Act focuses on three area Job Creation for Struggling Working Families Allocates 5 billion for a

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  • TANF « NASDCTEc Blog
    and the Workforce Committee has made ESEA reauthorization one of their top priorities this spring However Senator Tom Harkin IA has said that he will not move the Senate s ESEA bill to the floor until the House proposes a bipartisan bill This deadlock makes it increasingly unlikely that ESEA reauthorization will happen this spring Congress will also get to work on their budget proposals for FY13 after President Obama releases his budget on February 6 th Many advocates are optimistic that the appropriations process will move more quickly and smoothly than in years past because of the caps set by the debt ceiling deal this summer Much of the delay surrounding the appropriations process has been due to disagreements over the level of funding Hopefully the caps will provide a bipartisan starting point for appropriators Bills Introduced America RISING Act Rep Laura Richardson CA introduced H R 3748 the America Realizing the Informational Skills and Initiative of New Graduates RISING Act which would provide grants to assist in the cost of compensation paid by employers to certain recent college graduates and to provide funding for their further education in subjects relating to mathematics science engineering and technology Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Tags appropriations budget Congress federal legislation funding NCLB ESEA STEM TANF Legislative Update Summer Jobs TANF Extended Race to the Top Friday January 6th 2012 Happy New Year Congress is currently on recess The House is scheduled to return on January 17 2012 and the Senate will return on January 23 2012 Summer Jobs Aims to Increase Youth Employment Yesterday President Obama unveiled Summer Jobs an initiative that brings together businesses non profits and government to provide pathways to employment for low income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012 The President originally proposed investing in summer youth employment as part of the American Jobs Act which failed to pass Congress As a result of Congressional inaction the private sector has already pledged to create 180 000 employment opportunities for low income youth this summer The administration hopes that a total of 250 000 opportunities will be available this summer at least 100 000 of which will be paid jobs and internships America s young people face record unemployment and we need to do everything we can to make sure they ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job It s important for their future and for America s said President Obama Payroll Tax Cut and TANF Extended for Two Months Before recess the House and Senate passed a two month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families The bill also extends Unemployment Insurance and the Medicare doc fix for two months The Senate has appointed conferees on the original House passed payroll tax bill and House Minority Leader Pelosi appointed House Democratic conferees to work out a year long extension Race to the Top Awards

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  • unemployment insurance « NASDCTEc Blog
    Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged unemployment insurance Workforce Data Quality Initiative Grants Now Available Monday March 12th 2012 Department of Labor announced the availability of 12 million for Workforce Data Quality Initiative WDQI grants Grants will allow State Workforce Agencies to develop and use State workforce longitudinal administrative data systems which include information from programs that provide training employment services and unemployment insurance Eligible applicants are State Workforce Agencies that were not recipients of a round one WDQI grant The Department plans to award approximately twelve grants of up to 1 million each for a 36 month grant period The deadline to apply for a grant is April 19 2012 More information can be found here Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Public Policy Tags federal grants Job training longitudinal data systems unemployment insurance workforce Legislative Update Summer Jobs TANF Extended Race to the Top Friday January 6th 2012 Happy New Year Congress is currently on recess The House is scheduled to return on January 17 2012 and the Senate will return on January 23 2012 Summer Jobs Aims to Increase Youth Employment Yesterday President Obama unveiled Summer Jobs an initiative that brings together businesses non profits and government to provide pathways to employment for low income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012 The President originally proposed investing in summer youth employment as part of the American Jobs Act which failed to pass Congress As a result of Congressional inaction the private sector has already pledged to create 180 000 employment opportunities for low income youth this summer The administration hopes that a total of 250 000 opportunities will be available this summer at least 100 000 of which will be paid jobs and internships America s young people face record unemployment and we need to do everything we can to make sure they ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job It s important for their future and for America s said President Obama Payroll Tax Cut and TANF Extended for Two Months Before recess the House and Senate passed a two month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families The bill also extends Unemployment Insurance and the Medicare doc fix for two months The Senate has appointed conferees on the original House passed payroll tax bill and House Minority Leader Pelosi appointed House Democratic conferees to work out a year long extension Race to the Top Awards Announced The U S Department of Education announced the seven winners of round three of the Race to the Top competition The winning states Arizona Colorado Illinois Kentucky Louisiana New Jersey and Pennsylvania will each receive a share the 200 million grant This round focuses on comprehensive statewide reform as well as improving STEM education The seven winning applications include commitments to enhance data systems raise academic standards improve principal and teacher support and evaluation systems and implement

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  • Legislative Update: American Jobs Act, ESEA, Bills Introduced « NASDCTEc Blog
    Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Meet Kathy Shibley Ph D NASDCTEc Region V Representative CBS Evening News Shines Light on CTE Legislative Update American Jobs Act ESEA Bills Introduced American Jobs Act Fails in the Senate Earlier this week the Senate voted on a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S 1660 the American Jobs Act However the motion failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to break cloture and formally consider the bill As a result the Senate plans to break the President s jobs package up into pieces and vote on each one individually The House has not indicated whether they will vote on the bill in the coming weeks Senate Introduces Comprehensive ESEA Draft On Tuesday Senator Tom Harkin IA introduced the long anticipated Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 2011 According to Harkin the bill will set high expectations for all children to graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers support teachers and principals to help them provide high quality instruction ensure disadvantaged students get their fair share of resources focus federal attention on turning around low performing schools and closing achievement gaps and remove federal barriers to give states and communities the flexibility they need to innovate The bill would eliminate some of the more controversial vestiges of No Child Left Behind and it would codify into law some of President Obama s top education reform priorities Adequate Yearly Progress would be eliminated instead states would be required to ensure that students are making continuous improvement States would be required to set college and career readiness standards Current grant programs Race to Top Investing in Innovation and Promise Neighborhood programs would be codified into law States would be required to develop new teacher evaluation systems We are still working through the draft bill to see how it affects the Perkins Act and CTE We will provide a CTE specific summary next week The bill is scheduled to be marked up next week beginning on Tuesday afternoon The markup is expected to take four days Bills Introduced Education for Tomorrow s Jobs Act Rep Glenn Thompson PA and Sen Bob Casey PA introduced the Education for Tomorrow s Jobs Act this week H R 3154 and S 1686 respectively This bill would amend Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA to allow school districts to use Title I ESEA funds to better integrate academics with CTE through coursework and networks of schools The bill would encourage school districts to link secondary school programs including both middle and high schools and align secondary and postsecondary education Further the bill would leverage a variety of school employer and community partners Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager Tags adequate yearly progress college and career readiness common core state standards highly qualified teachers jobs linked learning NCLB ESEA race to the top Secondary This entry was posted on Friday October 14th 2011 at

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  • adequate yearly progress « NASDCTEc Blog
    Career Cluster Institutes Webinars Archived Webinars Newsletters Members Membership Directory Members Only Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Posts Tagged adequate yearly progress Legislative Update American Jobs Act ESEA Bills Introduced Friday October 14th 2011 American Jobs Act Fails in the Senate Earlier this week the Senate voted on a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S 1660 the American Jobs Act However the motion failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to break cloture and formally consider the bill As a result the Senate plans to break the President s jobs package up into pieces and vote on each one individually The House has not indicated whether they will vote on the bill in the coming weeks Senate Introduces Comprehensive ESEA Draft On Tuesday Senator Tom Harkin IA introduced the long anticipated Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 2011 According to Harkin the bill will set high expectations for all children to graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills needed for success in college and careers support teachers and principals to help them provide high quality instruction ensure disadvantaged students get their fair share of resources focus federal attention on turning around low performing schools and closing achievement gaps and remove federal barriers to give states and communities the flexibility they need to innovate The bill would eliminate some of the more controversial vestiges of No Child Left Behind and it would codify into law some of President Obama s top education reform priorities Adequate Yearly Progress would be eliminated instead states would be required to ensure that students are making continuous improvement States would be required to set college and career readiness standards Current grant programs Race to Top Investing in Innovation and Promise Neighborhood programs would be codified into law States would be required to develop new teacher evaluation systems We are still working through the draft bill to see how it affects the Perkins Act and CTE We will provide a CTE specific summary next week The bill is scheduled to be marked up next week beginning on Tuesday afternoon The markup is expected to take four days Bills Introduced Education for Tomorrow s Jobs Act Rep Glenn Thompson PA and Sen Bob Casey PA introduced the Education for Tomorrow s Jobs Act this week H R 3154 and S 1686 respectively This bill would amend Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA to allow school districts to use Title I ESEA funds to better integrate academics with CTE through coursework and networks of schools The bill would encourage school districts to link secondary school programs including both middle and high schools and align secondary and postsecondary education Further the bill would leverage a variety of school employer and community partners Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Tags adequate yearly progress college and career readiness common core state standards highly qualified teachers jobs

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