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House Launches Perkins Reauthorization With First Hearing


September 16, 2013


House Launches Perkins Reauthorization With First Hearing

The Perkins reauthorization process is about to officially begin on Capitol Hill! The House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a Perkins hearing this Friday, September 20, at 9:00 a.m. (EDIT: the hearing is now starting at 10:00 a.m.) The hearing is titled, "Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs: A Discussion on Career and Technical Education and Training Programs."

While a full list of witnesses has not been announced, two individuals that ACTE has learned will be testifying include:

  • Sheila Harrity, 2014 Metlife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year, Worcester Technical High School, Massachusetts
  • John Fischer, NASDCTEc President and Deputy Commissioner, Vermont Agency of Education

The hearing is expected to focus on innovation and best practices within CTE, including elements such as dual enrollment, programs of study, and connections with business and industry. While this is just the very first official step in what is likely to be a very long reauthorization process, it does provide an opportunity for CTE leaders to share about the great strides our programs have made since Perkins was last enacted in 2006.

If you are interested, you can access a live webcast of the hearing at http://edworkforce.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=348912. ACTE will be providing live tweeting during the event using the hastags #CareerTechEd and #PerkinsCTE, and will provide detailed information on the CTE Policy Watch blog after the hearing.

Additional hearings are expected in the House in October, so stay tuned for more info!

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