2012 OVAE Connection
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OVAE Connection is a weekly electronic newsletter published by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education to provide information to state officials involved in adult education, career and technical education (CTE), and community colleges, as well as to practitioners, researchers, education groups and others interested in community colleges, CTE, and adult education. To subscribe, please contact Peirce Hammond.


  • December 13, 2012: ED Officials meet Students Involved with Criminal Justice System, Reentry Education Grant, First Social Impact Bond Program in NYC, Autonomy and Innovation Report
  • December 6, 2012: Reentry Education Grants, Correctional Ed Summit, and The Opportunity Index
  • November 29, 2012: Community Colleges Fared Well in Ballot Initiatives, Literacy Challenges for the 21st Century
  • November 21, 2012: Accelerating Opportunity Initiative Helping English Language Learners Meet Common Core Standards, and more
  • November 15, 2012: Transfer: An Indispensable Part of the Community College Mission, ACT: The Condition of College and Career Readiness and Updated NCES CTE Statistics
  • November 8, 2012: Benefits Access for College Completion, SMART Competition and Hurricane Sandy
  • November 1, 2012: China CTE Delegation Visit, CTE-Based Pathways, and NSF Funding Opportunity
  • October 25, 2012: National Dialogue on Career Pathways and Employability Skills
  • October 18, 2012: Jobs, Pay and Skills; Civic Learning and Engagement; and Adult Education and Immigrant Integration Procurement
  • October 11, 2012: NSF Funding Opportunity, Global Labor Market, and NFTE World Series of Innovation
  • October 4, 2012: Round 2 TAACCCT Grants, PG&E: Skilled Energy Jobs, CTE Courses: SCED
  • September 27, 2012: OECD Study: Postsecondary CTE and the Adult College Completion Tool Kit
  • September 20, 2012: Remediation: Higher Education's Bridge to Nowhere
  • September 12, 2012: LINCS, Bus Tour and Adult Ed and Family Literacy Week
  • September 6, 2012: Strategies for Low-Income Adults and Barriers to Community College Success
  • August 30, 2012: CLASP Career Pathways Initiative
  • August 23, 2012: National Center for Innovation in CTE
  • August 16, 2012: Green/Sustainability Knowledge and Skill Statements and Community College Initiative Program
  • August 9, 2012: Production of College Graduates and OVAE Interns
  • August 2, 2012: IES Adult Ed Research Center, “Connected Educator” Month
  • July 26, 2012: Money Smart for Young Adults; ACF data collection; HHS Announces Plans for TANF Flexibility
  • July 19, 2012: Accelerated Study Program Improves Outcomes and Job Prospects for HS Grads
  • July 12, 2012: State Funding for Adult Education and SkillsUSA National Meeting
  • July 5, 2012: Immigration Policy May Increase Enrollment and Certificates as Credentials
  • June 28, 2012: Underutilization of College Educated Immigrant Workers, CTE Reform: Competition and Equity and Disadvantaged Youth
  • June 21, 2012: STEM Solicitation, Pay for Success Pilot grants, and Career Development for Transit Workers
  • June 14, 2012: White House Council: Opportunity Youth; Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth; and CTE Innovation: NY Example
  • June 7, 2012: Naturalization Test Preparation Portal and Innovation for CTE
  • May 31, 2012: Returning to Work After Prison, Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Challenge
  • May 24, 2012: Next Generation Science Standards and Accountability’s Role in CTE
  • May 17, 2012: Eligibility for IES Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships and Collaboration in Action
  • May 10, 2012: OVAE/NAS Forum, Summer Jobs+ Bank, and CTE Collaboration
  • May 3, 2012: Promise Neighborhoods Round 3 and CTE Alignment
  • April 26, 2012: Career Pathways Resources and CTE Alignment
  • April 19, 2012: Rollout of the Blueprint for Reauthorization of the Perkins Act
  • April 12, 2012: ED, HHS, and DOL Release Joint Career Pathways Letter
  • March 29, 2012: MD and VA Students Demonstrate Career Training at OVAE
  • March 22, 2012: New Literacy and Numeracy Training and Employment Guidance from DOL, April Is Financial Literacy Month
  • March 15, 2012: Summer Jobs+ and Kanter to Keynotes at 2012 ACTE
  • March 8, 2012: MN Career Pathways Model; Opportunities for Immigrants
  • March 1, 2012: OVAE Asst. Sec. Visit to Nashville, NewFunding Opportunities
  • February 23, 2012: OVAE Hosts Reentry Education Programming Discussion
  • February 16, 2012: Special Edition—2013 Budget Request for Career and Technical, and Adult Education
  • February 16, 2012: RFI for Increasing Postsecondary Success and Solicitation for NCTRC
  • February 9, 2012: Reports and Papers From the 2011 Community College Summits and Virtual Symposium
  • February 2, 2012: Secretary Duncan Meets FFA National; Certificate and Degree Completers are More Employable
  • January 26, 2012: Participation Up in CTE Fields, Career Clusters Knowledge and Skills Validation Process Opens
  • January 19, 2012: IES Small Business Innovation Research 2012 Program Competition
  • January 12, 2012: NCLC Funding Opportunity
  • January 5, 2012: Workforce Innovation Fund Grants and CA's New Adult Education Administrator

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