It’s easy to remember the federal education proposals that fizzled out or failed to get off the starting line during the last two-plus years. But President Donald Trump did sign a reauthorization of the federal law for career and technical education into law last summer, more than two years after President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act.

A new set of recommendations from several education groups argues that as states prepare their new plans for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which will fully kick in for the 2020-21 school year, they should try to align them with ESSA and use CTE programs as a school improvement tool. 

In addition, “Innovating for Equity and Excellence” says states should focus on improving

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