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Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Frank Britt CEO

Who: Penn Foster CEO Frank Britt will testify before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education to discuss how the federal government can help support state and local initiatives to modernize and advance career and technical education (CTE).  The title of the hearing is “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs.”

What: Britt will offer six recommendations to modernize and advance career and technical education, including:

-         Employ project-based learning to personalize the student experience

-         Embrace digital learning

-         Change the  perception of middle-skilled careers

-         Stimulate innovation

-         Promote uniformity

-         Reward competency, not accreditation

When: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Where: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Why: Britt was invited to speak by the subcommittee’s chairman, Rep. Todd Rokita, as the subcommittee continues to discuss the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, which provides federal funding for career and technical education. 

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