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ACTE Voices Support for NextGen High Schools Act


March 10, 2015

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Executive Director LeAnn Wilson today announced her support for the Next Generation (NextGen) High Schools Act, introduced by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chairs of the bipartisan Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus.

"I am sincerely grateful for Senator Tammy Baldwin's continued leadership in Congress on behalf of America's CTE students and professionals, demonstrated through the Next Generation High Schools Act," said Wilson. "This legislation would connect struggling students with the rigorous curriculum and applied learning opportunities that are integral to CTE, which is a proven, evidence-based strategy to increase student engagement and high school graduation rates. By placing a greater emphasis on real-world experiences and empowering educators with needed resources, this legislation will help schools to fulfill their duty to prepare every student for success."

"I applaud Senator Baldwin's work to introduce the Next Generation High Schools Act," added ACTE Board Member and Region III Vice President Katrina Plese. "As a CTE professional and the voice of ACTE's members from Wisconsin and all of Region III within our national association, I know firsthand about the incredible strides that students can make when given real-world, applied learning opportunities in CTE classrooms. I appreciate Senator Baldwin's efforts to make America's schools stronger and our economy more competitive."

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