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  • Department Issues Guidance in Response to Court’s Gainful Employment Ruling « NASDCTEc Blog
    Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Friends of CTE Blog Series Competitive Advantage Comes from CTE Report Urges Policy Makers to Support Deeper Learning Department Issues Guidance in Response to Court s Gainful Employment Ruling As we reported last week U S District Court for the District of Columbia has vacated part of the U S Department of Education s gainful employment regulations The Court instructed the Department to review the regulations for further action The Department is now evaluating next steps but in the interim has released the following guidance for postsecondary institutions Reporting Institutions are not required to submit gainful employment reports for the just ended 2011 2012 award year However institutions may voluntarily submit corrections to previously reported gainful employment information New Gainful Employment Programs Institutions do not have to provide the Department with the 90 day notice of intent to offer a new gainful employment program and approvals for new programs are only required as indicated in the regulations in effect prior to July 1 2011 Disclosures The Court left in place the regulations that require institutions to disclose certain information about each of their Gainful Employment Programs Those regulations took effect July 1 2011 and state that institutions must use the disclosure template provided by the Department when it becomes available The Department is reviewing the disclosure template to ensure that it complies with the Court s decision and will announce further information on this issue soon Institutions are not required to update their disclosures until further information is provided later this month Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager Tags accountability community colleges Data postsecondary Public Policy This entry was posted on Wednesday July 11th 2012 at 6 00 am and is filed under Public Policy You

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  • State CTE Policy Updates: July Edition Part Two « NASDCTEc Blog
    Webinars Member Only On Demand Webinars Member CCTC Resources Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee State CTE Policy Updates July Edition Part 1 Summer CTE Camps Abound Across America State CTE Policy Updates July Edition Part Two This past month a number of states have adopted or implemented policies related to Career Technical Education CTE Below is a part two of July s state policy updates all of which focus on dual enrollment or postsecondary CTE You can read part one here Educational Collaborative Partnership in Maine Maine passed legislation creating a collaborative board with representatives from secondary and postsecondary CTE to implement a program by 2014 15 that will enable more CTE students to earn college credit through dual enrollment while still enrolled in high school Specifically the state defines dual enrollment career and technical education program as a non duplicative learning pathway that begins in junior year extends over a three year period includes summer career academies and a college freshman seminar experiences meets national concurrent enrollment standards includes college level coursework that supports an associate s degree and concludes at the end of the summer following the student s senior year While the agreements are made between institutions there are opportunities for credits to be accepted across the state Dual Enrollment in Rhode Island Rhode Island passed the Dual Enrollment Equal Opportunity Act this month requiring the State Board of Education to create regulation establishing statewide dual enrollment The regulation must allow students to enroll in courses at postsecondary institutions that satisfy academic credit requirements at both the secondary and postsecondary level it is unclear at this time if CTE courses will fall under this distinction of academic credit The State Board of Education is expected to convene a work group to help establish such a policy including its impact on funding and then school districts including charter school and CTE schools will have to adopt the policy by June 2015 Districts will then be required to report annually on the number of students engaging in dual enrollment and number of postsecondary credits earned The bill is effective immediately Missouri s Innovation Education Campuses Missouri passed SB 381 establishing the Innovation Education Campus Fund supporting partnerships between high schools or K 12 districts public or private four year institutions of high education public two year institutions of higher education and or Missouri based businesses The campuses engaging in such partnerships are eligible to receive funds if they are actively working to lower the cost of degree and shorten the time to earning a degree provide applied and project based learning in consultation with the business and industry partners graduate students with direct access to career opportunities and engage in active partnerships in ongoing program development and outcome reviews Kate Blosveren Associate Executive Director Tags dual enrollment Maine Missouri rhode island state CTE policy update This entry was posted on Wednesday July 31st 2013 at 12 30 pm and is filed under Public Policy Uncategorized You can

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  • Legislative Update: Senate Education Committee Passes WIA Reauthorization Bill « NASDCTEc Blog
    law by President Obama Once enacted the new law would impact postsecondary students and their families starting this fall with interest rates of 3 9 percent interest rates for undergraduates subsidized and unsubsidized Stafford loans 5 4 percent interest rates for graduate students 6 4 percent interest rates for parents The White House notes that the new loan rates would immediately impact 11 million borrowers and reduce average undergraduate interest costs by 1 500 Though the amendment successfully passed the House and the Senate the topic of student loan interest rates is likely to emerge again as the reauthorization of HEA begins to take shape this fall Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act The House Education and the Workforce Committee asked education stakeholders to submit their views on policies that should be included in the upcoming reauthorization of HEA NASDCTEc has worked with members in the higher education community to identify our broad priorities for HEA which include improving data alignment between key pieces of legislation reducing barriers to financial aid for traditional and non traditional postsecondary students including reinstating the Ability to Benefit option and ensuring access to Title II funds for Career Technical Education CTE teacher preparation and professional development The Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions HELP also expects to announce a call for public input on HEA reauthorization soon Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act After a brief markup of the Workforce Investment Act of 2013 WIA or S 1356 the Senate HELP Committee approved the bill by a vote of 18 3 An amendment to increase the accountability of Job Corps programs was included The bill will next be considered by the full Senate NASDCTEc is pleased that Congress is moving forward with the reauthorization of WIA and has taken into consideration several areas that are important for CTE including promoting programs that result in industry recognized postsecondary credentials and align with the needs of local economies However the bill passed by the HELP Committee included an area of major concern a funding infrastructure mechanism for One Stop programs under WIA that would negatively impact CTE by siphoning funding from the Carl D Perkins Career Technical Education Act Perkins Read more about this issue and our concerns in this blog As the bill moves to the full Senate please encourage your networks to contact your Senators Ask them not to use Perkins funds for WIA infrastructure and urge them to maintain current law FY 2014 Updates At the end of this week Congress leaves for summer recess without having reached agreement on FY 2014 spending bills total spending levels or what to do about sequestration When they return to Capitol Hill in five weeks members will have just three weeks to reach an agreement on these issues to avoid a possible government shut down on October 1 2013 On a conference call this week held by the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee Chairman Mark Begich D AK and Senator Debbie Stabenow D

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9135 (2016-01-08)
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  • Legislative Update: House Postpones Markup of Perkins Funding Bill « NASDCTEc Blog
    52 billion or 5 4 percent increase for discretionary education spending compared to FY 2013 In stark contrast the overall funding level for the approved House Labor HHS Ed bill is 19 percent below current funding levels and is expected to contain deep cuts to many programs Experts project that due to disparate proposals from each chamber the FY 2014 appropriations process will not be easily resolved Congress is required to pass a funding measure by the end of September Please take the opportunity to contact your Representative to let them know why Perkins funding needs to be maintained and how it would impact Career Technical Education CTE programs across your state and district Senate Introduces Bipartisan WIA Legislation This week Senators Patty Murray D WA Lamar Alexander R TN Tom Harkin D IA and Johnny Isakson R GA officially introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act WIA The Workforce Investment Act of 2013 or S 1356 contains some positive elements for CTE including prioritization of career pathways and programs that lead to industry recognized credential and high demand jobs Unfortunately the bill also proposed to fund One Stop infrastructure and other activities from state allocations of One Stop partners While only postsecondary Perkins programs offer training services as partners in the One Stop system under WIA Perkins funding supports both secondary and postsecondary CTE programs with individuals deciding how to split overall funding between secondary and postsecondary CTE The bill proposes a 1 5 percent contribution or 17 million overall that would come from Perkins administrative funds and would result in a 30 percent cut to the administrative funds that are available to most states This has been a longstanding issue and will likely continue to be a sticking point as WIA reauthorization progresses NASDCTEc provided input to the committee on this issue prior to the release of the bill and we will continue to work with committee staff to address this significant issue Please contact your Senators to let them know how the One Stop infrastructure proposal would negatively impact CTE in your state Ask them to oppose this method for supporting WIA infrastructure and instead to carve out administrative funding in WIA to pay for its own infrastructure The Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions has scheduled a markup of the WIA bill next Wednesday Senate Passes Bill on Student Loans The Senate passed a bill this week that would allow students to lock in currently low interest rates on student loans In future years fixed rates would depend on current market conditions The Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act or S 1334 passed by a vote of 81 to 18 and will next go to the House for approval Of interest for CTE stakeholders Senators Patty Murray and Al Franken D MN introduced an amendment that would in part restore the Ability to Benefit provisions of the Higher Education Act for certain students enrolled in evidence based career pathways programs While the amendment

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9096 (2016-01-08)
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  • July CTE Monthly: Driving the STEM, IT and Manufacturing Workforce « NASDCTEc Blog
    Agreement Relevant Resources Issue Briefs Papers Jobs and the 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 Legislative Update House Passes Republican ESEA Reauthorization Bill NASDCTEc Introduces On Demand Webinar Series July CTE Monthly Driving the STEM IT and Manufacturing Workforce CTE Monthly a collaborative publication from the Association for Career and Technical Education and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium features the latest news on Career Technical Education CTE from across the nation for CTE stakeholders and Members of Congress In the July edition read more about FY14 Appropriations Update Investing in CTE is a Priority Bachelor s Degree Not Required for Many STEM Jobs CTE The Key to Economic Development in Advanced Manufacturing Exemplary CTE Programs and Students in Florida Washington and Oklahoma View archived CTE Monthly newsletters and other advocacy resources on our Advocacy Tools webpage Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags appropriations STEM This entry was posted on Wednesday July 24th 2013 at 7 53 am and is filed under NASDCTEc Resources News Public Policy Research 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 November 2015 9 October 2015 13 September 2015 11

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9066 (2016-01-08)
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  • New Book for State Leaders Highlights CTE and NASDCTEc « NASDCTEc Blog
    Organizational Resources Board of Directors Finance Committee Reminder to Register Now for Upcoming NASDCTEc Webinar on AP and Career Clusters Legislative Update House Passes Republican ESEA Reauthorization Bill New Book for State Leaders Highlights CTE and NASDCTEc The Council of State Governments CSG a forum that encourages the exchange of ideas that help state officials shape public policy releases The Book of States annually to serve as a resource for state leaders and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in state governance This year CSG featured an article written by National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium NASDCTEc to highlight initiatives that are underway to transform and guide Career Technical Education CTE programs across the nation The six page article includes an overview of CTE the CTE Learning that works for America campaign and Reflect Transform Lead A New Vision for Career Technical Education The article also describes current projects that support each principle of the State Directors vision for CTE Lastly the resource includes a table of CTE State Directors including contact information and Common Career Technical Core participation status as of April 2013 Access the article on CTE and NASDCTEc here The Book of States includes chapters that consist of several articles and in depth tables and cover the following areas State constitutions Federalism and intergovernmental relations State legislative executive and judicial branches State finance State management administration and demographics Selected state policies and programs and State pages Read the full The Book of States here We encourage you to review the book and use it as a reference tool for accessing relevant timely information and state comparisons Kara Herbertson Research and Policy Manager Tags Data Public Policy This entry was posted on Thursday July 18th 2013 at 1 48 pm and is filed under

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9055 (2016-01-08)
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  • Excellence in Action: Henderson County High School « NASDCTEc Blog
    organizations and preparing students for postsecondary and career success We will feature a monthly blog post highlighting each award winner The Early Childhood Education ECE program at Henderson County High School HCHS in Henderson Kentucky began in 1970 and has expanded dramatically in the past 10 years to address the complex social and economic issues that individuals families and communities currently face By the time students graduate they have the opportunity to earn multiple certifications and up to nine college credits and have gained a year of internship experience in a preschool classroom truly preparing them for their next step be it postsecondary education or the workplace PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS A key component to the ECE program of study is the delivery of state required and nationally recognized credentials These credentials are vital in a child care career and are a stepping stone for students who plan to pursue the ECE pathway post graduation ECE offers up to five certifications and educator Emily Johnston was the first Family Consumer Science teacher in Kentucky to obtain the Early Care and Education Trainer s Credential so that she could teach and award the certification to her students without having to hire additional staff Through a partnership with Henderson Community College students receive articulated credit upon completion of the third course in the program of study which is equivalent to the first course in the college sequence And students who earn a CDA credential receive nine college credits at any institution in the Kentucky Community Technical College System in the field of ECE As part of their third articulated course Child Development Services II students are also expected to complete 180 hours of work based learning and a capstone project MEANINGFUL PARTNERSHIPS The ECE program has built an incredible array of highly engaged partners at the local and state levels Employers like the Little Stars Child Care Thelma B Johnson Early Learning Center and Riverview School provide work based learning opportunities in the community From its inception the Thelma B Johnson Early Learning Center was designed to incorporate the ECE program at Henderson County High School where students take a nine week training course and work in the preschool classroom to gain daily hands on experience Little Colonels Daycare located at HCHS offers students in grades 9 11 hands on experience one day per week This gives students the opportunity to learn how children develop from ages 0 3 and gain workplace readiness skills to prepare them for their senior year off site work based learning requirement Additionally HCHS has a strong relationship with the University of Kentucky Quality Enhancement Initiative which provides higher educational opportunities for students post graduation and funding for the Commonwealth Child Care Credential CCCC and the CDA for students who stay in the ECE field Through stellar partnerships and a commitment to providing students with opportunities to participate in work based learning experiences 100 percent of students graduated high school 18 percent earned an industry

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  • Henderson County High School « NASDCTEc Blog
    stimulating student learning offering extensive work based learning experiences maintaining strong partnerships with industry and community organizations and preparing students for postsecondary and career success We will feature a monthly blog post highlighting each award winner The Early Childhood Education ECE program at Henderson County High School HCHS in Henderson Kentucky began in 1970 and has expanded dramatically in the past 10 years to address the complex social and economic issues that individuals families and communities currently face By the time students graduate they have the opportunity to earn multiple certifications and up to nine college credits and have gained a year of internship experience in a preschool classroom truly preparing them for their next step be it postsecondary education or the workplace PREPARING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS A key component to the ECE program of study is the delivery of state required and nationally recognized credentials These credentials are vital in a child care career and are a stepping stone for students who plan to pursue the ECE pathway post graduation ECE offers up to five certifications and educator Emily Johnston was the first Family Consumer Science teacher in Kentucky to obtain the Early Care and Education Trainer s Credential so that she could teach and award the certification to her students without having to hire additional staff Through a partnership with Henderson Community College students receive articulated credit upon completion of the third course in the program of study which is equivalent to the first course in the college sequence And students who earn a CDA credential receive nine college credits at any institution in the Kentucky Community Technical College System in the field of ECE As part of their third articulated course Child Development Services II students are also expected to complete 180 hours of work based learning and a capstone project MEANINGFUL PARTNERSHIPS The ECE program has built an incredible array of highly engaged partners at the local and state levels Employers like the Little Stars Child Care Thelma B Johnson Early Learning Center and Riverview School provide work based learning opportunities in the community From its inception the Thelma B Johnson Early Learning Center was designed to incorporate the ECE program at Henderson County High School where students take a nine week training course and work in the preschool classroom to gain daily hands on experience Little Colonels Daycare located at HCHS offers students in grades 9 11 hands on experience one day per week This gives students the opportunity to learn how children develop from ages 0 3 and gain workplace readiness skills to prepare them for their senior year off site work based learning requirement Additionally HCHS has a strong relationship with the University of Kentucky Quality Enhancement Initiative which provides higher educational opportunities for students post graduation and funding for the Commonwealth Child Care Credential CCCC and the CDA for students who stay in the ECE field Through stellar partnerships and a commitment to providing students with opportunities to participate in

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