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  • Governors to Focus on Education and Job Creation in 2012 « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Career Clusters Institute Series Integration More than Just a Word Department of Education Releases Plan to Improve Measures of Postsecondary Success Governors to Focus on Education and Job Creation in 2012 During their State of the State addresses earlier this year the majority of governors cited education and job creation as top priorities A summary released by the National Governors Association The Governors Speak A Summary of the 2012 State of the State Addresses found that nearly every governor that gave a State of the State speech this year said that job creation would be a major focus in 2012 Among the strategies for job creation were changes to tax codes government processes and regulations and im provements to workforce training and education College and career readiness was also mentioned by many governors as an education goal that is also tied to job creation Other education priorities included accountability local control and flexibility and STEM education More specifically seven governors stated that they wanted to increase the focus on STEM to ensure that schools are providing skills relevant to careers Additionally 17 governors are proposing to either increase or maintain funding for education despite tight budgets Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager Tags accountability college and career readiness funding governor Job training Public Policy state policy STEM workforce This entry was posted on Thursday April 12th 2012 at 7 36 am and is filed under Public Policy 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

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  • accountability « NASDCTEc Blog
    has monitored students academic performance on the National Assessment of Education Progress NAEP since the 1970s Though 9 and 13 year old students scored higher in reading and math in 2012 than students of the same age in the early 1970s the report shows that 17 year old students have not earned higher scores The reasons for the stagnant scores were not explained but while the overall cohort of 17 year olds did not make gains in reading or math 17 year old students at the 10 th 25 th and 50 th percentiles scored higher in 2012 than in 1978 Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager By Kara in News Research Tags accountability college and career readiness Legislative Update ESEA Update New CTE Related Bills Proposed Friday June 14th 2013 Rep Langevin Op Ed and Announcement of Counseling Legislation Representative Jim Langevin D RI co chair of the Congressional Career Technical Education CTE Caucus and Representative Suzanne Bonamici D OR announced in an op ed this week new legislation to authorize funding for comprehensive career counseling services The Counseling for Career Choice Act which would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ESEA would authorize grants to successful applicants that are prepared to implement comprehensive school counseling programs that align to a statewide counseling framework The legislation is a companion bill to one introduced earlier this year by Senator Begich In the op ed Representative Langevin highlighted the importance of career counseling in making students aware of the many education and training opportunities available after high school whether a two year degree apprenticeship certificate four year degree or other option to help meet their future educational and career goals Langevin also stressed the link between economic competitiveness and education and training and the role of CTE in closing the skills gap Staff will continue to work with Representatives Langevin and Bonamici to promote important aspects of CTE such as counseling in upcoming legislation Rep McNerney Introduces GREEN Act Representative Jerry McNerney D CA introduced this week the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation GREEN Act to increase education and training in the clean energy sector through CTE programs of study The GREEN Act would authorize 100 million in competitive grants to postsecondary institutions local education agencies CTE schools and community partners to develop clean energy programs of study and curriculum The bill would also authorize funding to build energy efficient CTE facilities and promote renewable energy practices The clean energy sector currently employs around 3 million Americans and growth of the sector is doubling that of the overall economy CTE programs will be instrumental to providing education and training to individuals pursuing careers in clean energy In Representative McNerney s press release for the bill Kimberly Green Executive Director at NASDCTEc expressed support on behalf of our members We applaud Congressman McNerney s introduction of the Grants for Renewable Energy Education Act Promoting energy efficient Career Technical Education facilities and supporting the development of Career Technical Education programs of study in the fields of clean energy renewable energy and energy efficiency will ensure that the United States has the workforce needed to build support and maintain the energy infrastructure essential for our country s future ESEA Update ESEA currently enacted through the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 NCLB expired at the end of FY 2008 and has since been eligible for reauthorization As we reported last week several ESEA reauthorization proposals have been introduced in Congress See a side by side comparison of the proposals here Senate Approves Democrat ESEA Bill This week the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions HELP Committee approved the Democrats ESEA reauthorization bill the Strengthening America s Schools Act on a party line vote of 12 10 HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin D IA noted that he would like to move the bill to a floor vote this year but that this is unlikely to happen before September Senator Lamar Alexander R TN whose ESEA reauthorization proposal substitute was voted down by the committee stated that he would like to amend Senator Harkin s bill significantly when it reaches the floor Read more about the proposals on our blog Ten amendments to the bill were adopted including Sen Baldwin D WI Amendment to include career readiness measures from the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act on state and school report cards Sen Harkin Amendment making clear that if states don t want to implement accountability measures in the ESEA bill they are not obligated to take Title I money for their state Sen Patty Murray D WA Amendment for schools to track children of military members as a separate subgroup Thirteen amendments were offered but not passed including Sen Michael Enzi R WY Amendment to scale back federal role in the bill as related to school improvement and accountability Sen Tim Scott R SC Amendment to change special education testing and also to clarify that states can change their standards without the permission of the U S Secretary of Education House ESEA Proposal Markup Set House Republicans on the Education and the Workforce Committee introduced their ESEA reauthorization proposal the Student Success Act H R 5 on June 6 2013 A markup of the bill has been scheduled for June 19 2013 Read more about the proposal here FY 2014 Appropriations House Appropriations This week the House Appropriations Committee held a full Committee markup of the defense appropriations bill Representative Rosa DeLauro D CT attempted to amend the bill by bringing FY 2014 funding levels for the Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services Education and Related Agencies Labor HHS ED to pre sequestration levels The amendment was rejected on a party line vote of 21 29 In May the House Appropriations Committee released its draft FY 2014 302 b allocations which establish a cap on spending for each of the appropriations bills The allocations suggest devastating cuts for programs with funding allocated under Labor HHS ED It

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  • governor « NASDCTEc Blog
    12th 2012 During their State of the State addresses earlier this year the majority of governors cited education and job creation as top priorities A summary released by the National Governors Association The Governors Speak A Summary of the 2012 State of the State Addresses found that nearly every governor that gave a State of the State speech this year said that job creation would be a major focus in 2012 Among the strategies for job creation were changes to tax codes government processes and regulations and im provements to workforce training and education College and career readiness was also mentioned by many governors as an education goal that is also tied to job creation Other education priorities included accountability local control and flexibility and STEM education More specifically seven governors stated that they wanted to increase the focus on STEM to ensure that schools are providing skills relevant to careers Additionally 17 governors are proposing to either increase or maintain funding for education despite tight budgets Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Public Policy Tags accountability college and career readiness funding governor Job training Public Policy state policy STEM workforce Governors See Education and Job Creation as Priorities in 2011 According to NGA Analysis Thursday February 10th 2011 An analysis by the National Governors Association of thirty five recent State of the State addresses found that most governors focused on tough budget choices smaller government and strategies to create jobs Some of the other key areas that Interim Analysis 2011 State of the State Addresses discovered in governors speeches included Education Nearly every state mentioned education as a priority Governors recognize that education has implications for states future prosperity and some governors are looking at redesigning their education systems with the goal of maximizing efficiency and performance Predominant themes among governors for K 12 education are maximizing state resources in the classroom teacher pay and school choice with a heavy emphasis on charter schools Governors view their higher education systems as a critical foundation for future prosperity To increase college completion rates governors plan to use two main strategies performance based funding for public colleges and universities and increased access for students Economic Development Economic development is a major challenge for states this year Governors talked about growing state economies and creating jobs but have limited capacity to do so The main strategies discussed in the State of the State addresses are investing in public universities changing the state governance structure to better support private sector growth and assisting small businesses through tax credits and regulatory reform among other ideas Health Care Nearly every state mentions health care as a priority Governors speeches focus on health policy including options for health care reform implementation Medicaid was also mentioned as an important issue for governors 2011 agendas Transportation and Infrastructure At least 10 governors emphasized transportation as a state priority Some governors have even proposed new investments despite tough economic times Taxes The word tax is mentioned more

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  • NASDCTEc Releases New Issue Brief on Progressive State CTE Legislation « NASDCTEc Blog
    Economy College and Career Readiness Effective Models On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc 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 Senate House Committee Staff Discuss Direction for Accountability in ESEA Legislative Update Debt Ceiling WIA Markup Delayed Bills Introduced NASDCTEc Releases New Issue Brief on Progressive State CTE Legislation The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc released today the fourth in a series of five issue briefs that address the five principles of the new vision for CTE The issue brief Building Comprehensive Programs of Study through Progressive State Career Technical Education Legislation addresses the fourth principle statement in the vision CTE is delivered through comprehensive programs of study aligned to the National Career Clusters Framework The brief highlights efforts in Arizona and Georgia to craft state policy and practice to implement effective programs of study aligned to the National Career Clusters Framework Please join us this afternoon at 3 00 p m ET for a webinar that corresponds with this brief Tags Arizona Career Clusters Georgia programs of study state policy This entry was posted on Thursday June 30th 2011 at 10 05 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources Publications 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 CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives Select Month January 2016 2 December 2015 6

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  • NASDCTEc Webinar Registration Reminder: Building Comprehensive Programs of Study through Progressive State CTE Legislation « NASDCTEc Blog
    On Demand Webinars CTE Videos Research from the Field News Events Newsroom Press Releases NASDCTEc 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 New Paper Cites Strong Return on Investment for Adult Ed and Training Senate House Committee Staff Discuss Direction for Accountability in ESEA NASDCTEc Webinar Registration Reminder Building Comprehensive Programs of Study through Progressive State CTE Legislation Don t forget to register today for the upcoming NASDCTEc webinar on Building Comprehensive Programs of Study through Progressive State Career Technical Education Legislation Webinar broadcast Thursday June 30 at 3 p m Eastern Event number 205 162 877 Event password pos Link to Register Description A major catalyst in the systemic transition from vocational education to more comprehensive seamless CTE has been the implementation of programs of study POS within the Career Clusters Framework Join us for a webinar featuring Jan Brite of the Arizona Department of Education and Robert Skip Brown from the Georgia Department of Education as they discuss their states efforts to connect students with POS and the resulting outcomes Learn about the role that current state CTE legislation plays in promoting POS and how POS serve as an effective delivery model for education This entry was posted on Tuesday June 28th 2011 at 7 19 am and is filed under Webinars 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 CTE Policy Updates CTE Research Review Friends of CTE Blog Series Inside International CTE Archives

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  • Arizona « NASDCTEc Blog
    be seen where it will land Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Legislation Public Policy Tags Arizona Arkansas budget Colorado Florida governors JTED Montana South Dakota technical institutes workforce development Study State Strategies for Financing CTE Thursday November 13th 2014 The U S Department of Education has released a new study that explores how states fund their Career Technical Education CTE systems beyond the formulas prescribed in the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 Perkins The study prepared by the National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education focuses primarily on how state funding which is often used to off set the higher cost of technical instruction is distributed to local secondary and postsecondary programs The report used survey data collected by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc that asked State CTE Directors how categorical funds were distributed during academic year 2011 12 as well as the use and perception of performance based funding for CTE In short the survey found that state approaches to CTE funding varies in emphasis and complexity and no single approach will meet the needs of every state The study also called for more research to better understand what impact if any the each of the state funding approaches has on program and student outcomes Financing Secondary and Postsecondary CTE State financing approaches broke down into three main categories foundational funding only funding for area CTE centers and categorical funding Foundational Funding Only All states distribute basic state aid to finance secondary education programming using a variety of formulas In this approach local administrators decide how to distribute funds across instructional priorities including CTE Nine respondents indicated they rely exclusively on foundational funding At community or technical colleges 30 states reported distributing funds to postsecondary institutions through block grants and not distinguishing funding for CTE Funding for Area CTE Centers Through this method funds are dedicated to support programming at area CTE centers that deliver CTE services to part time students Centralizing CTE programs can be a cost effective strategy Seven states reported having separate state funding for these centers at the secondary level and sometimes use a categorical funding approach to distribute funds Categorical Funding This approach dedicates funding to support career related instructional services and typically targets state funding for the exclusive use of CTE programming In fact 37 states earmarked state funds for secondary CTE using one of the following formulas student based 21 states cost based 7 states and or unit based 9 states At the postsecondary level seven states indicated providing categorical funding while most opted to allocate funding through basic state aid Performance based Funding Just seven states use performance based formulas to allocate secondary CTE funds by tying funding to performance measures such as placement of CTE students into postsecondary education or employment attainment of industry recognized credentials or CTE completion rates For federal Perkins dollars two states Texas and South Carolina do this for secondary CTE Five states Arizona Florida Kansas Missouri and West Virginia indicated using this formula to allocate state CTE funds on the secondary level At the postsecondary level four states Arkansas Georgia Minnesota and North Dakota reported using this approach with state funding while none reported doing this with Perkins funds For the vast majority of states that do not use performance based funding the most common reason was a lack of understanding from state leaders Almost half of states expressed an interest in adopting this approach to allocate a portion of their Perkins funds however training would be necessary if required by legislation Andrea Zimmermann State Policy Associate By Andrea Zimmermann in Research Tags Arizona Arkansas cte funding Florida Georgia kansas Minnesota Missouri North Dakota performance based funding Perkins South Carolina texas West Virginia Catching Up With State Legislatures Part 6 Friday August 8th 2014 Editor s Note This is part of a series that will highlight some of this year s major state legislative activity as it relates to Career Technical Education CTE Further explanation of the series can be found here as well as the previous installments For a comprehensive look back at the 2013 legislative sessions check out the 2013 CTE Year in Review which was published jointly by NASDCTEc and the Association for Career and Technical Education in March Within K 12 state legislatures were very active this year making several changes to programs and high school graduation requirements to name a few Programmatic Changes Georgia lawmakers amended the state s Youth Apprenticeship Program through the Work Based Learning Act to increase the number of students and employers participating in such programs in order to produce a successful twenty first century workforce according to the bill s text Florida also expanded its collegiate high school system by requiring each Florida College System institution to work with the district school board in its designated service area to establish one or more of these programs beginning in the 2015 2016 school year Additionally the programs must include an option for students in grades 11 or 12 to earn a CAPE industry certification and to successfully complete 30 credit hours through dual enrollment toward their first year of college In Mississippi lawmakers approved a new pilot program for middle school dropout prevention and recovery School districts that receive a D or F rating are eligible to participate if selected by the state Board of Education The pilot s purpose is to reengage students and increase the state s graduation rates through an educational program that provides vocational technology and other instructional models that are self paced and mastery based provide flexible scheduling and a blended learning environment with individualized graduation plans Graduation Requirements Washington lawmakers directed the state s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop curriculum frameworks for a selected list of Career Technical Education courses with content in science technology engineering and mathematics that is considered equivalent to high school graduation requirements in

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  • Webinars « NASDCTEc Blog
    now available at http youtu be sRP 0Vd7BqA All materials will be available for download at https community lincs ed gov group career pathways More about the YAP Event Series The YAP Event Series is designed to bring together professionals with a shared interest in connecting youth and adult learners with career pathways Presenters are experts in their fields and events are designed to enhance your knowledge and give you usable information in each area While the live webinar is the central event each topic is presented as a month long microgroup within the Career Pathways community on the LINCS site and will include ongoing engagement and discussion before and after the live events Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager By Ramona in Webinars Tags career pathways funding Public Policy Webinars Register for a Webinar on How States Are Promoting CTE Educator Effectiveness Tuesday February 4th 2014 Teacher effectiveness is a critical issue on the minds of educators administrators and state leaders across the country With many early reform efforts focusing solely on how to improve and measure the effectiveness of educators in the core academic areas now many are turning their attention to those untested subjects including Career Technical Education CTE To dig into this issue and highlight some early lessons learned from states the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders the Central Comprehensive Center the Mid Atlantic Comprehensive Center and the South Central Comprehensive Center are pleased to be co hosting a webinar on Supporting 21st Century Educators How States Are Promoting Career and Technical Educator Effectiveness The webinar will explore Key findings from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders recent Special Issues brief 21st Century Educators Developing and Supporting Great Career and Technical Education Teachers Practical real life policy efforts on induction programs and student learning objective approaches for CTE teachers presented by SEA staff from Oklahoma New Jersey and Missouri Date Friday March 7 2014 2 00 3 30 ET Register now By Kate Blosveren in NASDCTEc Announcements Webinars Tags college and career readiness effectiveness highly qualified teachers Webinars New NASDCTEc Paper Webinar CTE Is Your STEM Strategy Tuesday December 17th 2013 Today the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc released a new policy paper entitled CTE Is Your STEM Strategy exploring the inherent relationship between CTE and STEM goals elements and expectations Simply put STEM must not be viewed as a separate enterprise from CTE While a state s CTE programs may not encompass everything within a state s STEM strategy high quality CTE programs can provide a strong foundation for and serve as a delivery system of STEM competencies and skills for a broader range of students Too often STEM strategies are created separately from and without a clear understanding of how CTE can support and strengthen such efforts This paper aims to bring this disconnect to the forefront and demonstrate the natural connection for the many stakeholders working to advance CTE and STEM in their communities Looking ahead state and local leaders should work collaboratively to identify where CTE is delivering high quality STEM skills and competencies successfully where efforts need to be shored up and how to best scale those programs with the greatest value to students employers and our nation The paper was released during a webinar featuring Tina Marcus Project Manager STEM Education and Leadership North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Dr Tony Baldwin Superintendent of Buncombe County Schools in North Carolina Dr Linda Rosen CEO of Change the Equation and Kate Blosveren NASDCTEc s Associate Executive Director Click here to download CTE Is Your STEM Strategy and access the recording and slides from the webinar here Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director By Kate Blosveren in NASDCTEc Resources Publications Webinars Tags Career Clusters college and career readiness North Carolina STEM Webinars Reminder to Register for Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar Legislative Update Back to School Edition Policy and Funding Thursday August 29th 2013 This is a reminder to sign up for our next webinar providing a Legislative Update Back to School Edition Policy and Funding Join Kara Herbertson NASDCTEc s Research and Policy Manager and Steve Voytek NASDCTEc s Government Relations Associate as they walk you through the latest policy happenings in Washington After years of anticipation Congress has taken steps toward reauthorizing several pieces of legislation that impact CTE including the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act the Workforce Investment Act the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Higher Education Act In addition to updates on these key pieces of legislation we will discuss sequestration and debates over the FY14 budget Are there specific questions you would like us to address Email Kara at kherbertson careertech org and we will be sure to address your question during this webinar Time September 26 2013 at 3 p m Eastern Register NOW Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager By Ramona in Legislation Public Policy Webinars Tags federal legislation funding Public Policy Webinars Register NOW for Upcoming NASDCTEc Legislative Update Webinar Back to School Edition Policy and Funding Friday August 23rd 2013 Join Kara Herbertson NASDCTEc s Research and Policy Manager and Steve Voytek NASDCTEc s Government Relations Associate as they walk you through the latest policy happenings in Washington After years of anticipation Congress has taken steps toward reauthorizing several pieces of legislation that impact CTE including the Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act the Workforce Investment Act the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Higher Education Act In addition to updates on these key pieces of legislation we will discuss sequestration and debates over the FY14 budget Are there specific questions you would like us to address Email Kara at kherbertson careertech org and we will be sure to address your question during this webinar Time September 26 2013 at 3 p m Eastern Register NOW Ramona Schescke Member Services Manager By Ramona in Webinars Tags federal legislation NCLB ESEA

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  • This Week in CTE « NASDCTEc Blog
    Committee Interest in State CTE Policy Growing Across the Country Learning that Works CTE Month This Week in CTE TWEET OF THE WEEK OfficeofEdTech BarackObama s budget incl 200M to ensure Ts receive support training to effectively use edtech tools http tech ed gov eett edchat Read More ARTICLE OF THE WEEK Getting Credit for What You Know Increasingly occupational certifications in areas like IT manufacturing healthcare and energy are filling the skills gap and helping students find well paying jobs Read More RESEARCH REPORT OF THE WEEK Gallup Student Poll Job Confidence Lower in Higher Grades A new poll by Gallup finds students in elementary and middle school are more optimistic about job prospects than those in high school Only about half of students grades 10 through 12 strongly agreed with the statement I know I will find a good job after I graduate compared to 68 percent of fifth graders that strongly agree Read More RESOURCE OF THE WEEK Delivering Career Technical Education Fact Sheet We recently released a fact sheet Delivering Career Technical Education providing a quick overview of the variety of systems career technical education is delivered through from comprehensive high schools to career academies Read More ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK NASDCTEc and ACTE Release State Policies Impacting CTE 2014 Year in Review February 5 NASDCTEc and the Association for Career Technical Education released State Policies Impacting CTE 2014 Year in Review providing a state by state review of policy changes impacting CTE during 2014 across the country To learn more read our blog post press release and full report CTE MONTH Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proclaimed February CTE Month Read More Katie Fitzgerald Communications Associate Tags Announcements CTE Month news Research Webinars This entry was posted on Friday February 6th 2015 at 10 44 am

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