Aligning State CTE Plans With ESSA

Aligning State CTE Plans With ESSA

August 13, 2019

“A new set of recommendations from several education groups argues that as states prepare their new plans for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which will fully kick in for the 2020-21 school year, they should try to align them with ESSA and use CTE programs as a school improvement tool,” writes Andrew Ujifusa in Education Week. The report—Innovating for Equity and Excellence—also says “states should focus on improving the CTE performance of student subgroups, even though the 2018 Perkins update doesn’t require states to do so,” as well as that “states could also combine ESSA and Perkins funding to address a lack of educators in the latter.”