Recommendations for State Implementation
The new federal CTE law, Perkins V, provides states and local communities opportunities to ensure all young people—but particularly those from historically underserved groups—can benefit from high-quality CTE programs. It is essential for states to prioritize these students in implementation of the new law and develop plans aligned with the state’s overall vision for preparing learners in a rapidly changing world.
To support their efforts, we offered concrete recommendations, with a focus on equity and quality, as a resource during the development of four-year Perkins V state plans. These recommendations were co-developed with several partners, including the Center for American Progress, Jobs for the Future, the Learning Policy Institute, the Linked Learning Alliance, NAF, and the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc.