Tag Archives: career and technical education

Perkins Reauthorization Moves Forward; Department of Education Updates “College Scorecard”

Legislative Activity  House Approves Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act  The House voted on September 13 in a 405-5 vote to approve 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 reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. … Continue Reading

White House Proposed Program-By-Program Review of Federal Job Training System

Legislative Activity Senate HELP Committee Legislative Priorities Last week, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) outlined the Committee’s legislative agenda for the coming year, which will be his final year in the Senate as he plans to retire at the end of 2014. Included on his list of priorities … Continue Reading

Legislation to Help Homeless Students; Obama Administration Announces Major Competitive Educational Grant

Legislative Activity Legislation to Help Homeless Students Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) plan to introduce legislation that will assist homeless students that are looking for financial aid to attend college. In the bill, colleges would be required to develop a plan to assist homeless and foster youth during academic … Continue Reading