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Education Committee Approves Castle Bill to Help States and Schools Improve Vocational and Technical Education, Strengthen Opportunities for Students

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Education Committee Approves Castle Bill to Help States and Schools Improve Vocational and Technical Education, Strengthen Opportunities for Students
March 9, 2005

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce today gave bipartisan approval to legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) to help states and local communities improve vocational and technical education and enhance opportunities for students. The Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act (H.R. 366) was approved by voice vote, with no recorded opposition. Similar legislation was approved by the committee in 2004, also with bipartisan support.

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"Vocational and technical education is a fundamental part of our efforts to improve education at all levels so America can continue to be competitive as our education and workplace systems evolve," said Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Boehner (R-OH).

"This committee has an ongoing commitment to improving educational opportunities for students, a goal that this bill will help accomplish. However, the drive for education reform does not have a beginning or an end - it is an ongoing process," continued Boehner. "I'm pleased to announce that the Education and the Workforce Committee will be holding a hearing - hopefully the first of many - to examine state and local efforts to strengthen education at the high school level."

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http://edworkforce.house.gov/press/press109/first/03mar/vocedfcmu030905.htm

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