• "CTE Benefits Everyone"
    Nov 8, 2016  - Technological advances. A persistent “skills gap.” Jobs that are available yet unfilled. These are some of the unique challenges that workers and communities across the country can face. Fortunately, career and technical education (CTE) can offer a positive solution. As the editorial board of the Da... More
  • House and Senate Committee Members Write to Education Department on "Supplement Not Supplant" Proposed Regulation
    Nov 4, 2016  - The Honorable John B. King, Jr. Secretary U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 Re: RIN 1810-AB33 Proposed Rule on Implementing the Supplement, Not Supplant Provision Under Title I of the ESEA Dear Secretary King: We respectfully submit these comments in response... More
  • A Surprising Admission From an Unlikely Source
    Nov 3, 2016  - Well, this is very interesting. A federal judge recently blocked enforcement of the Obama administration’s fatally flawed blacklisting rule. At the time, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee, said: The administration has spent significant time and taxpayer re... More
  • Federal Judge Reaffirms What We’ve Been Saying All Along
    Oct 31, 2016  - It’s only been a month since the Obama administration finalized a flawed and redundant blacklisting rule. Republicans have repeatedly raised concerns that this executive overreach would strip employers of due process rights and make the current system—which is designed to protect workers—unworkable.... More
  • An Opportunity to Succeed
    Oct 27, 2016  - After an altercation with a schoolmate, 16-year-old Jhanae Burnett was arrested and sentenced to probation. Living in the south suburbs of Minneapolis, her options for fulfilling the requirements of her probation were limited. Fortunately for Jhanae, her case was transferred to a county that allowed... More
  • Committee Renews Demand for Information on OSHA Joint Employer Proposal
    Oct 25, 2016  - Dear Secretary Perez: Pursuant to Rule X of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee on Education and the Workforce (Committee) commenced on October 13, 2015, an oversight inquiry into the development of an “investigatory tool” by the Department of Labor (Department) to determine whether em... More
  • Harnessing the Power of CTE
    Oct 24, 2016  - Career and technical education (CTE) plays an important role in helping students explore a variety of career opportunities and acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the workforce. That’s why, across the country, education leaders are looking for new ways to harness the power of CT... More