Monday, July 22, 2013

CSLNET: Reform the Perkins Act

The Perkins Act, which provides over $1 billion to states to support career technical education (CTE), will expire this fall.  A recent report from the U.S. Dept. of Education - Investing In America's Future: A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education - outlines key reforms to better align this funding to labor market needs in high-growth industry sectors and improve collaborations among secondary, postsecondary institutions and employers. Reforming the Perkins Act could greatly assist the development of strong STEM CTE programming in California and across the nation. Read the report to learn more and let your members of Congress know that reforming and reauthorizing the Perkins Act should be a high priority. 

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