CCSSO Releases Statement on Perkins Reauthorization Act

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Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2018) –– The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today reported out a bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

Carissa Moffat Miller, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) released the following statement:

We are pleased that the Senate HELP Committee has advanced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Perkins Act to further advance equitable outcomes for all students.

State chiefs are committed to providing every child with options that prepare them for education beyond high school and creating pathways into high-demand, high-paying jobs. The Perkins Act provides critical federal resources to compliment state efforts to enhance, expand and improve these career pathways for all students.

The bill reported out of committee today supports the work underway in states today and will support states as they continue to innovate, work with the business community to capitalize on emerging trends, and set their own indicators of program success. It is also responsive to the changes in education and the economy, providing greater alignment of federal funding sources included in the recent reauthorizations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act.”



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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