career and technical education

Source: Minnesota Department of Education On Monday, April 22, Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker will visit Forest Lake High School to tour their Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and host a roundtable discussion with school district leaders, teachers, students, and local officials on Governor Tim Walz’s proposed education budget.…

Through its Perkins Innovation and Modernization Grant Program, the U.S. Department of Education is awarding up to six competitive grants to eligible entities to create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale evidence-based, field-initiated innovations that modernize career and technical education (CTE), increase program effectiveness and alignment, and improve student…

Source: Education Week Legislation to overhaul the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act was introduced on Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is similar in several respects to legislation the House passed last year that grants states more flexibility over spending and priorities. The prospects…

Source: U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Republican and Democratic members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce praised House passage of H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, on Tuesday, September 13. Introduced by Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark…

[NOTE: Troy Haugen is today’s guest blogger for the Capitol Connections. Haugen is a member of the Career and Technical Educator Licensing Advisory Task Force, representing the Perkins Consortium Leaders. We are hopeful that this task force will address the career and technical education (CTE) teacher shortage in our state’s…

The Career and Technical Educator Licensing Advisory Task Force held its first meeting Thursday, August 11, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in Roseville. The 2016 Legislature created the Task Force to review and make recommendations to increase the access of licensed career and technical educators for schools. The…

Source: U.S. Education & the Workforce Committee WASHINGTON, D.C. | July 7, 2016 – The House Committee on Education and the Workforce today approved H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the legislation…

Compared to the House Education Innovation Policy Committee, the Senate Education Committee took longer, entertained more amendments and made more changes in the last hours of their omnibus education policy bill (SF 1495) on Friday — all under a threat by Chair Sen. Chuck Wiger that the mark-up could go into…

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