The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) reauthorizes and updates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV).
Perkins V includes specific supports for unique demographic groups, referred to in the law as “special populations,” intended for recruiting and retaining these groups in high-quality career and technical education programs and improving their overall academic performance.
All4Ed breaks down what’s new in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), the latest version of the Perkins Act.
Perkins V gives states flexibility to set accountability performance levels for CTE programs, but they must prioritize historically underserved students.
All4Ed’s primer on the Perkins Act provisions that support Linked Learning and other high-quality college and career pathways in high schools.