• Washington Beat -- June 2021

    FY22 White House Budget Request and Updates from the U.S. Department of Education (ED)   The White House has released its $6 trillion budget proposal for FY22. This request calls for a $20 million increase (approxim...
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  • Washington Beat -- May 2021

    House Appropriations Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Education Budget   On Thursday, May 6, 2021, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona testified at a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Se...
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  • Washington Beat -- April 2021

    US Department of Education (USED) Announces New Deputy Assistant Secretary (and Acting Assistant Secretary) for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)   On April 9, 2021, Dr. Amy Loyd was annou...
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  • Washington Beat -- March 2021

    United States Senate Confirms New United States Secretary of Education – On Monday, March 1, 2021, the United States Senate voted to confirm Dr. Miguel Cardona as the new U.S. Secretary of Education. The Senate voted ...
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  • Washington Beat -- February 2021

    US Senate Committee Confirmation of US Secretary of Education   The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted 17-5 to confirm Dr. Miguel Cardona as the new U.S. Secretary o...
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  • Washington Beat -- November 2020

    Senate FY 2021 Appropriations Bill Provides $75 Million Increase for Perkins -- As Congress returned for the lame duck session, one of the most critical items on the agenda before the end of the year is the passage of...
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  • Washington Beat -- October 2020

    GO AG Act – On October 6, 2020, United States Representative Abby Finkenauer (D-IA-1), Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA-15), Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO-3), and Representative Anthony Brindisi (D-N...
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  • Washington Beat -- September 2020

    There's not a lot to report from Congress recently directly related to career and technical education. But, here are quick updates on the reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act from the House and the propo...
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  • Washington Beat -- August 2020

    Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations Bill Passes in the House   On July 31, 2020, the US House of Representatives passed an FY21 appropriations minibus, or grouping of appropriations bills, on party lines. This $1.3 tril...
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  • Washington Beat -- July 2020

    US House of Representatives Proposes Increase for Fiscal Year 2021 CTE Funding   On July 6, the US House of Representatives Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee released its Fi...
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  • Washington Beat -- June 2020

    US Department of Education (ED) Approves First Round of Perkins State Plans   How much do you know about Perkins State Plans? It is a complex process. Details related to programs authorized under the Strengthening C...
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  • Washington Beat -- May 2020

    Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a $3 trillion, 1,800 page follow-up coronavirus relief package. Althou...
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  • Washington Beat -- March 2020

    Virtual Congressional Visits  Due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, ACTE's National Policy Seminar had to be cancelled this year. But, our valued partners at ACTE have done a tremendous job in developing the "Virtu...
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  • Washington Beat-- January 2020

    As we go into 2020, how do you plan to advocate for your program and ag education?
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  • Washington Beat-- October

    What can you do at National FFA Convention to advocate for your program? 
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  • Washington Beat -- September 2019

    As we get closer to the end of September, when government funding will expire, Congress has been continuing to work on the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills. In the past week, the importance of CTE was recognized ...
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  • Advocating for your Ag Program with Teach Ag

    This is a feature from the June 2019 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.   On September 19, 2019 we are celebrating 10 years of Teach Ag. Here's ou...
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  • How Can We Advocate for ALL?

    This is a feature from the June 2019 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.   We are a growing profession and want to make sure that our goals, missio...
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  • Washington Beat -- May 2019

    This is a feature from the May 2019 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.   On Wednesday, May 8, the House Committee on Appropriations marked up the ...
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  • What Resources Do You NEED to Advocate for Ag Ed?

    This is a feature from the April 2019 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.   We each have our own unique opportunities to advocate for the agricultur...
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