TWEET OF THE WEEK
Yesterday at #CEFHillDay we urged Congress, including @RepTorresSmall, to continue to increase federal investments in education, which currently account for less than 2% of the federal budget. #5Cents4edfunding pic.twitter.com/1eSqetbyqQ
— Cmte for Ed Funding (@edfunding) July 18, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK
CEF Visits 41 Congressional Offices to Advocate for Education Funding
CEF, of which Advance CTE is on the Board of Directors, held its annual Hill Day on July 17. CEF members spanning the education continuum met with a collective 41 congressional offices of both parties in the House and the Senate. In these meetings, CEF representatives advocated for an increase in education funding, which currently makes up less than 2 percent of the federal budget. Check out #CEFHillDay on Twitter to see some of the offices that were visited.
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Advance CTE has a New Website
We’ve made resources and information easier for you to find! In the Learning that Works Resource Center, there is new slider showcasing the latest resources, new topic areas to help you find Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and communications resources and an improved search function.
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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Brownsville ISD CTE Success Story
Want to hear a CTE success story? Watch this video about a former Brownsville Independent School District’s Firefighter-EMT Certification program student who is now a Firefighter/EMT for the South Padre Island Fire Department. As a child, a career as a firefighter was a distant dream now it’s a reality.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/O7MzclqPdvw
RESOURCE OF THE WEEK
CTE Data Puts Meaningful Information about Student Pathways in the Hands of Policymakers
The Data Quality Campaign released a new fact sheet which includes guidance for state CTE leaders in creating the linkages necessary to collect CTE data and publicly reporting this information in actionable ways. It also offers recommendations for publicly reporting information on workforce outcomes in ways that are actionable to families and students.
Learn more here.