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  • Legislative Update: Obama FY14 Budget Proposal: More Details Regarding CTE – New Updates « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Obama FY14 Budget Proposal Impact on CTE Spring Meeting Recap Two Minute Roundup Panel Legislative Update Obama FY14 Budget Proposal More Details Regarding CTE New Updates Obama FY14 Budget Proposal More Details Regarding CTE New Updates As we shared earlier this week President Obama released his budget for FY14 As we have had more time to analyze the budget documents we wanted to share with you a few more details 300 million for high school redesign The budget documents share that the high school redesign competitive grant program was modeled after the Pathways in Technology Early College High School P TECH in New York P TECH works in partnership with New York Public Schools the City University of New York and IBM to ensure their students graduate with both a high school diploma and an associates degree in computing or engineering This model is also being replicated at five high schools in Chicago President s proposal highlights two CTE schools In addition to P TECH the President s high school redesign proposal highlights Loving High School located in rural New Mexico Loving High School an early adopter of the Arts Audio Video Communications Career Cluster was featured in NASDCTEc s Redesigning the High School Experience for College and Career Readiness series This series funded by Microsoft s Partners in Learning documents Loving High School s adoption struggles and successful implementation of the Career Clusters Leaders from Loving have presented at the National Career Clusters Institute and are a great example of innovation community engagement and high quality CTE Clarification on the 42 million for dual enrollment In a previous blog post we reported that 42m of funding was being provided to establish or expand dual enrollment programs aligned to career pathways and local workforce needs As more details have become available we learned that the proposed 10m increase in Perkins National Programs would be used to in part offset this new investment in dual enrollment NASDCTEc s Spring Meeting features an array of policy panels sharing information about the budget sequestration appropriations pending reauthorizations Perkins WIA and ESEA as well as other Congressional proposals related to CTE Look for blogs at the end of next week sharing this just in time news David Beckett Advocacy Manager This entry was posted on Friday April 12th 2013 at 11 06 am and is filed under Uncategorized 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

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  • Legislative Update: Democratic Summit; FAA Funding Flexibility; Conference Committee Blocked « NASDCTEc Blog
    Balanced Assessment Consortium Update From the Ground Up Case Study Describes Creation of New Community College at CUNY Legislative Update Democratic Summit FAA Funding Flexibility Conference Committee Blocked Senate Democratic Rural Summit NASDCTEc was invited to attend an April 25 2013 convening of the U S Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee led by Senator Mark Begich D AK focused on issues affecting rural communities Though the event primarily focused on agriculture and nutrition issues rural schools and districts were also part of the discussion Topics relevant to Career Technical Education CTE included increased flexibility in rural school districts and issues with rural areas qualifying for competitive grant funding These issues are reflected in our Carl D Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Perkins recommendations for reauthorization Given Senator Begich s support of rural education which we covered in a previous blog post we plan to meet with his staff to share our Perkins recommendations and to discuss how CTE can fit into the priorities of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee Congressional Action to End FY13 Sequester for FAA Thwarted in Favor of Funding Flexibility At the end of last week the U S Senate and U S House of Representatives both passed legislation S 788 and H R 1765 respectively that provides the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to redirect funds within the Federal Aviation Administration FAA so that air traffic controllers furloughed due to sequestration could return to work The measure is on its way to the President who is expected to sign it Originally this measure was expected to be a repeal of the FAA sequester which provided a hopeful moment that Congress might begin to eliminate the impact of sequester on targeted programs However the compromise simply provides the FAA the authority move funds under its jurisdiction from one account to another Providing Cabinet Secretaries the flexibility to move funds within their agency to achieve sequestration targets is how sequestration will be implemented in future years This is in contrast to the first year of sequestration FY13 which required across the board cuts to all programs within an agency It is important for our members to contact their Congressional offices to let them know that the entire sequester should be replaced or repealed CTE is just as important as delays at the airport FY14 Budget Conference Committee Blocked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D NV called last week for the creation of a budget conference committee to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate budgets As reported in previous blog posts the House budget would lead to an 11 7 percent reduction in nondefense discretionary spending for FY14 which would result in significant reductions to Perkins funding The Senate budget would repeal the sequester and restore funding to Perkins and other nondefense programs Last Tuesday Senate Republicans rejected Senator Reid s call to appoint conference committee members NASDCTEc will continue to share any updates on the FY14 budget negotiations David Beckett Advocacy

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  • Congress « NASDCTEc Blog
    the balance of power in both the White House and Congress we do not know if Perkins will be targeted for cuts in 2013 This means that we must remain diligent in our efforts to educate Members of Congress on the value of CTE Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Legislation Tags advocacy appropriations Congress funding Perkins Public Policy OMB Delays Release of Sequestration Report Friday September 7th 2012 The Office of Management and Budget OMB was scheduled to release a report on the impact of sequestration yesterday as required by the Sequester Transparency Act However that did not happen and it is now looking like it will not be released until late next week White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had this to say Given the time needed to address the complex issues involved in preparing the report the administration will be submitting that report to Congress late next week No amount of planning changes the fact that sequester would have devastating consequences We need to deal with our fiscal challenges in a balanced way We will let you know when the report is released and what it has to say about the impact of sequestration on Perkins Act funding Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Public Policy Tags budget Congress president Public Policy NASDCTEc Webinar Federal Funding Update FY 13 and Sequestration Wednesday September 5th 2012 Over the last several years federal funding for many programs including Perkins has been slashed Following this trend of shrinking budgets along with the looming threat of sequestration Fiscal Year 13 could result in more cuts Join Nancy Conneely NASDCTEc s Public Policy Manager as she walks you through the federal funding maze During this webinar you will hear about Fiscal Year 13 federal funding the Budget Control Act and sequestration When Tuesday September 25 th at 3 p m ET To register please go to https nasdcte adobeconnect com a998116607 fedfunding event event info html Nancy Conneely Public Policy Manager By Nancy in Webinars Tags advocacy appropriations budget Congress funding Perkins Webinars Workforce Wednesdays Get Involved Wednesday August 8th 2012 Join NASDCTEc and the more than 40 other national organizations that make up the Campaign to Invest in America s Workforce for Workforce Wednesdays each Wednesday in August CTE and workforce development programs are an important part of the nation s economic recovery and job creation effort yet our nation s investments in the skills of its people are at risk Non defense discretionary programs including education and workforce programs face at least 55 billion in funding cuts as of January 2013 due to the Budget Control Act and efforts to protect funding for defense programs could double the size of these cuts Key policymakers have even proposed eliminating dozens of federal workforce programs It is critically important that we help policymakers understand why investments in CTE and workforce development programs are important and how these investments impact their local communities Participate in Workforce Wednesdays by taking action it can be as simple as calling your Senators or Representative or even better arranging a site visit but just take action on one or more Wednesdays during the month of August Stand united with NASDCTEc and the Campaign to Invest in America s Workforce in support of adequate funding for CTE adult education and workforce training programs Members of Congress will be in their home districts during the month of August Contact your Senators and Representative today to arrange an in district meeting a site visit or engage in a direct conversation with in district staff to let them know where you stand on funding for CTE and training programs Or let your local community know why these investments matter by submitting an op ed or letter to the Editor to your local paper What you do isn t as important as that you do something so take action as part of Workforce Wednesdays in August RESOURCES Find Your Members of Congress Advocacy Tip Sheet FY13 Funding Request Sheet Leave Behinds and One Pagers By Nancy in Public Policy Tags advocacy Congress funding Job training Perkins Public Policy WIA workforce 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 Sequestration Friday August 3rd 2012 House and Senate Continue to Spar Over Sequestration Speaker of the House John Boehner along with other members of the House Republican leadership sent a letter this week to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging the Senate to agree to a deal that would prevent sequestration just for defense Senator Reid responded in letter that read in part Democrats have no intention of giving up on balanced deficit reduction At the same time we fully agree about the importance of avoiding the so called fiscal cliff Toward that end the Senate recently passed legislation that cuts taxes for 114 million middle class families By not extending tax breaks that only go to the very wealthy the bill also produces critical savings that could be used to suspend sequestration as part of a comprehensive deficit reduction package Congress is scheduled to go on recess today until Monday September 10 th When they return they are expected to pass a six month continuing resolution but

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  • CTE Month Recap « NASDCTEc Blog
    CTE The National Career Clusters Institute CTE Month Recap A whirlwind month in the world of CTE came to a close last week with events nationwide marking the power of CTE and its impact on communities across the country Programs nationwide seized the opportunity to present new and innovative methods for delivering CTE We tracked an enormous amount of content via the Twitter hashtag CTEMonth and were proud to showcase innovative CTE Month content on our Facebook As we highlighted in a month long blog series in partnership with the National Technical Honor Society CTE students across the country are doing fantastic work protecting the environment serving their communities getting a head start on their careers and reinventing their lives CTSOs harnessed the power of social media to promote CTE month by activating their membership base creating student made video content and even sending student leaders to Washington to meet with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and speak at a Department of Education briefing This CTE Month was also a big month for NASDCTEc NCTEF events as we released further information about our upcoming Spring Meeting March 31 April 3 2014 in Washington DC and officially opened registration for the completely revamped Achieving Excellence in CTE the Career Clusters Institute June 16 18 2014 in Phoenix AZ CTE Month reached its zenith as it closed with recognitions from both Chambers of the US Congress Senate CTE Caucus Co Chairs Senator Tim Kaine D VA and Senator Rob Portman R OH joined CTE champion Senator Tammy Baldwin D WI introducing a resolution to confirm February as CTE Month along with ringing endorsements of CTE s role in developing a career ready workforce It proposed four key points for the Senate to acknowledge Therefore be it Resolved That the Senate 1 designates the month of February as Career and Technical Education Month to celebrate career and technical education across the United States 2 supports the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month 3 recognizes the importance of career and technical education in preparing a well educated and skilled workforce in the United States and 4 encourages educators counselors and administrators to promote career and technical education as an option for students Just as Senator Kaine introduced the Senate Resolution Congressional CTE Caucus Co Chairs Representative Glenn G T Thompson R PA and Representative Jim Langevin D RI each took to the House Floor to extoll the benefits of CTE to their colleagues In today s competitive job market high paying high demand jobs require technical skills and training said Rep Thompson These programs are the key to bridging the skills gap CTE is an investment in the future of our economy our workforce and our country said Rep Langevin I urge my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to fully fund Perkins for the upcoming fiscal year and make important investments in our career training Evan Williamson Communications Associate Tags Congress CTE Caucus CTE Month CTSO Glenn Thompson Jim Langevin Rob Portman

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10122 (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE Month Special: Celebrating CTE Superheroes « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 Webinar Recording is now available for Sustaining Career Pathways Funding Policy Professional Development ED Begins Negotiations on Postsecondary Regulations DOL Announces New Grant Program CTE Month Special Celebrating CTE Superheroes Continuing with our CTE Month series on CTE Superheroes with our partners at the National Technical Honor Society this week we have the privilege to highlight CTE students getting out into the field to get hands on experience and improve their community A group of NTHS students from Maryland s Dr James A Forrest Career and Technology Center put their CTE experience to the test coming together across a number of areas of expertise to construct an oyster habitat on the St Mary s River Their hard work paid off by the time the students left they had constructed a column in the oyster sanctuary and helped to place 3 000 oysters Efforts to protect and grow the oyster population were carried out in partnership with Marylanders Grow Oysters a local conservation group NTHS s full profile of the students efforts and their implications for oysters in the St Mary s can be found here Evan Williamson Communications Associate Tags CTE Month CTE Learning that Works for America Maryland This entry was posted on Friday February 21st 2014 at 4 42 pm and is filed under CTE Learning that works for America News 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10037 (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE Month Special: Celebrating CTE Superheroes « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 President Visits Career Academy in Nashville Talks CTE Opportunity Agenda Deadline Extended for the Call for Presentations for Achieving Excellence in CTE The National Career Clusters Institute CTE Month Special Celebrating CTE Superheroes In celebration of CTE Month NASDCTEc is proud to partner with the National Technical Honor Society NTHS to feature stories of student CTE Superheroes all month CTE opens doors in every sector of the economy For many a CTE education can help turn a passion into a job For others it can inspire or inform a call to service and provide them with the practical skills they need to make their goals into realities Both are the case for Lloyd Yeager who took a firefighting class while attending Indiana Elkhart Career Center that ignited his sense of service Before he even finished his education Lloyd had taken and EMT class and was on track with the skills he needed to turn his passion into his career Read Lloyd s full story as he told it to NTHS here and stay tuned for more stories of student CTE Superheroes Evan Williamson Communications Associate Tags CTE Month This entry was posted on Friday February 7th 2014 at 8 15 am and is filed under Uncategorized 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=9958 (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE Month Special: Celebrating CTE Superheroes « 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 CTE Month Special What Do the State of the States Mean for CTE Part II Legislative Update College Ratings Proposal Continues to Take Shape Senators Show Support for CTE CTE Month Special Celebrating CTE Superheroes In our second series in conjunction with National Technical Honor Society NTHS the spotlight shines on CTE Superhero Adam Jenkins an IT specialist whose story embodies the possibilities open to a student with dedication and a hands on education A former student of Computer Communications Networking and Technology at The Technology Center in Fremont Ohio Adam was recognized by NTHS for his outstanding work as a secondary school CTE student Speaking to Wendy Hamil of NTHS during a piece for their American Careers Journal he described the importance of his CTE experience and NTHS recognition in his ensuing success including finding a good job just two semesters into his time at the University of Cincinnati You can read Adam s full story as it appears in NTHS s American Careers Journal here Evan Williamson Communications Associate Tags CTE Month This entry was posted on Friday February 14th 2014 at 7 27 am and is filed under Uncategorized 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

    Original URL path: http://blog.careertech.org/?p=10010 (2016-01-08)
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  • CTE Month Special: Celebrating CTE Superheroes « NASDCTEc Blog
    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 NCES Publishes Projections of Education Statistics to 2022 Legislative Update Congress Prepares for Budget and Appropriations Process CTE Month Special Celebrating CTE Superheroes In our final CTE Month special feature Celebrating CTE Superheroes we are proud to feature National Technical Honor Society s NTHS profile of Sharon May a one time high school dropout who sought out CTE at Heart of Georgia Technical College as a way to get meaningful experience and improve her chances of getting a good job Initially unsure if she had made the right decision Sharon reports that her hands on education and membership in NTHS motivated her to engage inside and outside of the classroom and pulled her out of her shell Through CTE and her NTHS experience Sharon recounts career advancement volunteerism community engagement and increased quality of life Read the whole story including a brief excerpt from our very own Kim Green here Evan Williamson Communications Associate This entry was posted on Friday February 28th 2014 at 10 04 am and is filed under Uncategorized 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

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