Summary and Comparison of New Perkins CTE law to Current Law

Below are three documents:

  • The new Perkins CTE Law (HR 2353, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act) as enacted.

HR 2353 As Enacted

  • Summary of new Perkins CTE Law

Final H.R. 2353 Summary

  • Comparison of Current to New Law

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House E&W Committee Report with Description of House-passed Perkins Reforms

On the heels of passing H.R. 5587 by 405 to 5, the House Education and the Workforce Committee has shared its analysis of the legislation here.

The 18-page Committee Report provides the purpose, Committee Action, Summary, Committee Views, Section-By-Section Analysis, and additional materials related to the legislation.

House Passes Perkins Reauthorization

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the House of Representatives passed HR 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.  The vote was 405 to 5 demonstrating the broad, bipartisan support for the program.   The vote can be found here and the debate (in truth, less debate and more statements of support) can be found at on C-Span

Hearing in House Education and the Workforce Committee

On May 17, 2016 the House E&W Committee held a hearing on reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.  Webcast of the hearing, opening statements, and testimony of the witnesses can be found at House Education and the Workforce Hearings

Witness List:

The Honorable Tim Kaine
United States Senator for Virginia

Mr. Paul Tse
Project Manager
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.
Rockville, MD

Mr. Jason Bates
Manager
Toyota – Bodine Aluminum, Inc.
Jackson, TN

Dr. Monty Sullivan
President
Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Baton Rouge, LA