Header Logo


Benishek CTE Amendment Adopted on Bipartisan Vote


July 18, 2013


Benishek CTE Amendment Adopted on Bipartisan Vote

Earlier today, Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) introduced a CTE amendment to the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), the House bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The amendment encourages states to include information on student achievement of career and technical proficiencies on their state and school report cards. Thanks to the efforts of advocates around the country that have worked to show Congress the importance of CTE student achievement, it was adopted on a bipartisan basis!

Modeled after a similar amendment offered by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to the Senate's ESEA reauthorization bill, the amendment makes data currently collected under the Carl D. Perkins CTE Act more accessible and decipherable by students, parents, teachers, administrators and policymakers. These measures will help those stakeholders better understand the connection between CTE, graduation rates and postsecondary and workforce success, and help us promote our programs' achievements.

ACTE worked closely with Rep. Benishek in introducing the amendment, and is supportive of his efforts to better align CTE programs under the Perkins Act with the ESEA. We appreciate the grassroots action of everyone who contacted their Members of Congress today in support of this amendment!

My ACTE Login Image



Renew · Learn About Membership


Divisions · Regions · State Associations

CTE Policy Watch Blog

Education Leader George Miller to Retire

Rep. George Miller (D-CA), ranking member on the House Education and the Workforce Committee and winner of ACTE’s Policymaker of the Year Award, announced his retirement on Monday. He will not seek re-election in 2014.

House Passes FY 14 Omnibus Bill With Perkins Increase; Senate to Vote Soon

The FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill passed overwhelmingly on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 359-67. As we previously reported, the omnibus bill includes a $53 million increase for Perkins! The Senate is expected to vote on the measure before the end of the week. Please take a few minutes to reach out to your Senators and urge them to vote YES on this bill.


ACTE Calendar

Sunday, December 21, 2014

ACTE 2015 Election Closes

Monday, March 02, 2015

2015 National Policy Seminar

View All Events

Introducing the new
Visa® Platinum Rewards card.