Last year saw a significant expansion of state CTE policy, with 49 states and DC enacting 241 CTE-related laws, executive orders, boards of education actions and budget provisions, as documented in State Policies Impacting CTE: 2017 Year in Review from ACTE and Advance CTE.
The publication summarizes each state’s CTE policy activity and describes major themes and intersections with federal policy. The analysis identifies funding as the top policy category for 2017, with 44 states passing funding-related provisions. This was followed by data, reporting and/or accountability (42); industry-recognized credentials (39); dual/concurrent enrollment, articulation and early college (38); and industry partnerships/work-based learning (36). This is the fifth year that Advance CTE and ACTE have published this report.
To accompany the report, we are holding a webinar Wednesday, January 31 from 2:00-3:00pm ET that will unpack findings and examine how the CTE policy landscape has changed over the past few years. Participants will also hear from state leaders about policy developments in their states. We have limited seating left, so register now at https://advancecte.webex.com/advancecte/onstage/g.php?MTID=efcae420985fcfaec713830c35df97f82