CCSSO Releases Statement on Passage of the Perkins Act

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Washington, D.C. (July 25, 2018) — The following is a statement from Carissa Moffat Miller, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, on the passage of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act:

"We applaud Congress for taking steps to modernize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and build on the progress underway in states to advance quality career pathways for all students, particularly those from low-income communities, students of color, English learners and students with disabilities. We look forward to working with states as they implement this new law and continue the important work of partnering with state, industry, and community leaders to make sure every child is successful in the workforce after high school, college and beyond."

Click here to read CCSSO’s Priorities for a Reauthorized Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. 

Click here to read more about CCSSO’s work to advance high-quality career pathways for all students. 


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Bureau of Indian Education, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress and the public.


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