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Recently, President Obama asked each member of his cabinet to write an “Exit Memo” to highlight the Administration’s accomplishments over the past eight year, and identify those policy areas where further effort is needed in the years to come. Secretary of Education John King noted the 2015 passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which included new provisions to the federal K-12 education law that can help support secondary CTE. He also continued to push for the America’s College Promise proposal, which would provide two years of free community college for all students, as well as other innovative practices, like a pilot project to expand Pell Grant eligibility to students in dual enrollment programs, that could make postsecondary education more affordable.
At the Department of Labor, Secretary Tom Perez noted their continued efforts to support the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which was signed into law by the president in 2014. He also emphasized the department’s work on apprenticeships, including $90 million provided for the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative, and the Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium, which encouraged colleges to make it easier for apprentices to earn credit for their work. You can find all these Exit Memos here.
Posted by Mitch Coppes on 01/09/2017 at 11:43 AM in Executive Branch | Permalink
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