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January 27, 2017

Trump's Infrastructure Plan: A Fleeting Jobs Boost for HS Grads, Dropouts

President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure proposal would create a jobs boom for workers with high school educations or less, but that boom would be only temporary, a new study says.

January 11, 2017

States Win $20 Million for Career-Tech-Ed Programs

The $20 million will go to 10 states to expand and improve their career-and-technical-education systems.

December 22, 2016

How Can Schools Get More Industry Experts Into Career-Tech Programs?

A new report explores what states are doing to get more industry professionals into career-tech classrooms. But key obstacles slow the process, and concerns about teacher quality persist.

October 20, 2016

Do Students Need Licenses or Certifications? A Career-Readiness Question

A new paper from the Brookings Institution raises questions about the value of vocational certificates, and a new help sheet from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics tries to explain the misunderstood world of certificates and licenses.

September 13, 2016

Perkins Career and Tech Ed Law Reauthorization Passed by U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the first reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act in a decade. The Senate hasn't acted on its version of the bill yet.

July 25, 2016

Sen. Tim Kaine, Big Backer of Career Tech Ed, is Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's pick for vice president, has a record of supporting career and technical education as a U.S. senator from Virginia.

July 07, 2016

The New Career and Tech. Ed. Bill in Congress: A Closer Look

A congressional committee will take its first crack this week at a new bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

June 28, 2016

Bipartisan Rewrite of Career And Technical Education Law Introduced in Congress

Much of the bill's substance focuses on reducing bureaucracy, increasing flexibility, and trying to ensure that the programs governed by the law are better aligned with workforce demands and produce results.

June 17, 2016

Dept. of Education Announces Winners in $200,000 CTE Makeover Challenge

The Department of Education announced 10 winners in its $200,000 Career and Technical Education Makeover Challenge to help kick off President Obama's upcoming National Week of Making.

May 24, 2016

11 Programs Honored as Tops in Career Technical Education

The awards come at a turning point for career and technical education, as it gains support for its potential to help students stay more engaged in learning with hands-on work, while acquiring job skills.

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