Author Archives: Albert Palacios

Missouri and Texas CTE Students Win National Ag Day Essay Contest

Clara Knipp from Tipton, Missouri, and Brackston McKnight from Jacksonville, Texas were selected as the 2014 National Ag Day Essay Winners. Clara’s essay entitled “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths To Feed” compares the seemingly daunting challenge of feeding … Continue reading

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The OMB “Super Circular” is now the Omni Circular

As part of an effort to reform and strengthen Federal grant making, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published new guidance for the Federal award programs, OMB Uniform Guidance: Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, … Continue reading

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Finding Funds for Technology

The following appeared in the Teachers Edition on February 13 and could be helpful for High School CTE programs. As the administration works to connect students to high-speed Internet through the E-Rate program, ED wants states and districts to remember … Continue reading

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Celebrate CTE Month!

Each year the Department of Education highlights the important role CTE plays in the lives of students and our country. February is Career and Technical Education month and CTE partners across the U.S. are joining the celebration. The current edition … Continue reading

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Which sectors will be adding the most jobs?

Did you know that the health-care sector and social assistance sector (which includes child and youth services and community services) are projected to account for almost one-third of the total increase in employment over the next 10 years? Or that, … Continue reading

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Youth CareerConnect Grant Opportunity Announced for Local Partnerships

Last week, the White House announced a new grant opportunity to build America’s next generation workforce. The grants require a local education agency and institution of higher education to partner with their local workforce investment system and an employer to … Continue reading

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Advancing CTE in Transportation Pathways

The U.S. Department of Education announces Phase II of the Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways Systems project. The first phase enabled Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Oregon to receive targeted assistance to align … Continue reading

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Back-to-School Bus Tour – Day 4

This is the fourth in a series of daily updates from Dr. Sharon Lee Miller who is on the Back-to-School Bus Tour currently in progress in the Southwest U.S. Thursday evening – Local Phoenix Time – It’s a wrap! After … Continue reading

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Day 3: Bus Tour Reaches Tucson, Ariz.

This is the third in a series of daily updates from Dr. Sharon Lee Miller who is on the Back-to-School Bus Tour currently in progress in the Southwest U.S. Our day began with a roundtable on the Tucson campus of … Continue reading

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Bus Tour Update Day 2: El Paso

Just received a note from Sharon Miller on the Bus Tour… Yesterday, we started the morning at Transmountain Early College High School in El Paso, TX where Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier joined Secretary Duncan for an incredible town hall meeting. … Continue reading

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