ECS
From the ECS State Policy Database
1994-2014

Education Commission of the States • 700 Broadway, Suite 810 • Denver, CO 80203-3442 • 303.299.3600 • fax 303.296.8332 • www.ecs.org

The following summary includes policies ECS has tracked in this database since 1994. This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format. To view the documents, click on the blue triangle next to the topic of interest.

Please cite use of the database as: Education Commission of the States (ECS) State Policy Database, retrieved [date].

State Status/Date Level Summary
+ 21st Century Skills
+ Accountability
+ Accountability--Accreditation
+ Accountability--Measures/Indicators
+ Accountability--Reporting Results
+ Accountability--Rewards
+ Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions
+ Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions--Learnfare
+ Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions--No Pass No Drive
+ Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions--No Pass No Play
+ Accountability--Sanctions/Interventions--Takeovers
+ Accountability--School Improvement
+ Adult Basic Education
+ Assessment
+ Assessment--Accommodations
+ Assessment--Backlash
+ Assessment--College Entrance Exams
+ Assessment--Computer Based
+ Assessment--End-of-Course
+ Assessment--Formative/Interim
+ Assessment--NAEP (NAEP Results and NAEP Organization)
+ Assessment--Performance Based/Portfolio
+ Assessment--Value Added
+ At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)
+ At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)--Alternative Education
+ At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)--Drugs/Alcohol
+ Athletics/Extracurricular Activities
+ Attendance
+ Attendance--Compulsory
+ Attendance--Statutory Ages (Upper and Lower)
+ Attendance--Truancy/Chronic Absence
+ Background Checks
+ Brain Research
+ Business Involvement
- Career/Technical Education
COSigned into law 06/2014P-12Hospitality Career Ed Grant Program
S.B. 15
Creates the hospitality career secondary education grant program. Specifies that hospitality education programs that operate at the secondary education level may apply for a grant from the grant program. The department of labor and employment administers the g...

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CTSigned into law 06/2014P-12
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Career-Readiness and Apprenticeship Preparation Programs
H.B. 5434
Requires, by January 1, 2015, the technical high school system, in collaboration with the Labor Department, the state Department of Education, the Board of Regents for Higher Education, and industry and business representatives, to develop a plan to use the m...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014P-12Return on Investment on Industry Certifications
S.B. 850 - Return on Investment on Industry Certifications
Section 2: Requires district boards to notify the parent of a student who earns an industry certification that articulates for postsecondary credit of the estimated cost savings to the parent before the student's high school graduation versus the cost of acqui...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014P-12CAPE Digital Tool Certificates and Industry Certifications
S.B. 850 - CAPE Digital Tool Certificates and Industry Certifications
Section 4: Deletes provisions regarding Florida Cyber Security Recognition, Florida Digital Arts Recognition, and Florida Digital Tool Certificates. Requires each district board, in consultation with the district school superintendent, to make the successor CA...

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ILTo governor 06/2014P-12CTE Educator Endorsement Requirements
S.B. 587
Removes requirement that applicant for a career and technical educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations pass basic skills test; adds passage of basic skills test as requirement for licensure renewal. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/SB/PD...

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ILTo governor 06/2014Postsec.EDUCATION-TECH
H.B. 4910
Amends the Public Community College Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the members of the Illinois Community College Board.....

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12
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TOPS Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
S.B. 126
Amends course requirements for TOPS scholarship eligibility. Authorizes a unit of drafting to substitute for a unit of fine arts/art. Amends course requirements for TOPS-Tech scholarship eligibility. Permits students to fulfill science requirements by completi...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12High School Career Option Program
H.B. 944
Provides that a career diploma is earned through a career major program. Requires that a career diploma be recognized in the same manner as a standard diploma by all Louisiana public postsecondary institutions, as well as for purposes of the school and distric...

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LAPassed 06/2014P-12
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Requesting Study of TOPS Scholarship Program Issues
H.C.R. 173
Requests that the board of regents and the state board, with the Taylor Foundation, Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, public postsecondary education management boards, and certain others, study certain issues relative to the Taylor Opportunity...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12
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Agricultural Education Commission and Pilot Program
S.B. 125
Establishes the Agricultural Education Commission within the department of education to provide guidance and advice to the state superintendent and state board on K-12 agricultural education programs. Establishes membership, including postsecondary representat...

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MITo governor 06/2014P-12Personal Curriculum & HS Grad Requirements
H.B. 4466
Requires the school districts to develop a personal curriculum for a student, if his/her parents request it or if the student is at least 18 or is an emancipated minor. Requires school districts to annually notify parents of the option for a personal curriculu...

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MOTo governor 06/2014P-12CTE & Accountaibility
S.B. 701
Prohibits the Department from penalizing school districts for students who complete approved career and technical education programs and fail to be placed in occupations directly relating to their training within six months of graduation. Requires the Departme...

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NHSigned into law 06/2014P-12
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Career and Technical Education Commission
S.B. 335
Creates a commission to study career and technical education centers and defines membership. Requires the commission to make recommendations about tax credit programs for donations of equipment and funding for the cost of apprenticeship and training programs o...

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OHSigned into law 06/2014P-12Online Education and Career Planning Tool
H.B. 393
Requires the director of job and family services, in consultation with the superintendent of public instruction and the director of the governor's office of workforce transformation, to develop and maintain an online education and career planning tool ("tool")...

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AKSigned into law 05/2014P-12
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Technical and Vocational Education Program
H.B. 278
Section 30. Increases the employee contribution to the Technical and Vocational Education Program account from .15 percent to .16 percent.

Section 31. Extends the program sunset date from June 30, 2014, to June 30, 2017. Removes the University of Alaska South...

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CTSigned into law 05/2014P-12Connecticut Technical High School System Reporting
H.B. 5375
From bill analysis: This bill requires the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) superintendent to submit additional student information to the Education, Higher Education and Employment Advancement, and Labor committees annually by November 15. By ...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Agricultural Industry Certifications
H.B. 487
Directs the department of agriculture and consumer services to annually provide the state board and department of education industry certifications for farm occupations to be considered for placement on the Industry Certification Funding List and the Postsecon...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Charter School Provisions
H.B. 7031 - Charter School Provisions
Sections 24, 25: Deletes a requirement that a charter school application document that the applicant has participated in specified training.

Amends provisions regarding training the department must offer charter technical career centers. Expands training opt...

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FLSigned into law 05/2014P-12Criteria for Selection of Instructional Materials
H.B. 7031 - Criteria for Selection of Instructional Materials
Section 62: Revises provisions related to standards used in the selection of instructional materials. Requires that priority be given to materials aligned with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (previously: materials encompassing the state and distr...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Career and Technical Education
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 4: Amends the definition of "instruction" under the World's Best Work Force law to include applied and experiential learning. Defines "experiential learning" to mean learning for students that includes career
exploration through a specific c...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Career and Technical Revnue
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 43: Removes language allowing up to ten percent of a district's career and technical revenue to be spent on equipment purchases and requiring districts making equipment purchases to report to the department on the improved learning opportunit...

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MOTo governor 05/2014P-12High School Graduation Requirements, CTE
H.B. 1189
Requires the department to adopt a policy on high school graduation that allows certain agriculture or career and technical education courses to satisfy certain subject-specific graduation requirements.
http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills141/billpdf/tru...

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MOSigned into law 05/2014P-12
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Information Technology Certification
S.B. 492
Requires the department of higher education to develop a program to offer information technology certification through technical course work that leads to postsecondary academic credit. Requires the program to be available to all students enrolled in high scho...

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ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12
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CTE Dual Enrollment
S.B. 184 - CTE Dual Enrollment
The appropriations bill makes a $5 million appropriation for dual enrollment, to be expended at the direction of the Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System to continue, expand, and develop career-technical education programs. Directs the chancellor...

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ALSigned into law 04/2014P-12
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Career Coaches and Workforce Development
S.B. 184 - Workforce Development
This appropriations bill makes an appropriation of $4,333,506 for Workforce Development funds, to be distributed by the state board. Of the above appropriation, $600,000 must be expended for career coaches and up to $200,000 must be used to provide regional co...

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MSSigned into law 04/2014P-12Middle School Dropout Prevention Pilot Program
S.B. 2572
Section 4. Establishes a middle school dropout prevention pilot program in certain "D" and "F" rated school districts to reengage students and increase graduation rates through an educational program that provides vocational technology, flexible scheduling and...

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SCSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Regional Education Centers
H.B. 3410
Transfers the powers and duties of the Education and Economic Development Coordinating Council relating to regional education centers to the Department of Commerce.
http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/prever/3410_20140304.htm ...

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VTAdopted 04/2014P-12Rule 2000: Education Quality Standards
VT ADC 7-1-2:2100 +
State Board Rule 2000, currently titled School Quality Standards, has been significantly revised and is referred to as Education Quality Standards. Originally created under Act 60 of 1997, the directive exists under 16 V.S.A. s. 165 for all schools to meet the...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Career and Technical Course Equivalencies
S.B. 6552
From bill analysis:
**Sections 101-104. Career and Technical Course Equivalencies -- The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), in consultation with one or more technical working groups, is directed to develop curriculum frameworks for a s...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Education Budget - Closing the Opportunity Gap
S.B. 6002
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:
CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP - One-time funding totaling $245,000 is provided for strategies to close the opportunity gap. Provided within these funds is:
(1) $28,000 for the Office of the Superintendent of Public In...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Education Budget - Instructional Hours
S.B. 6002
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:
24 CREDIT GRADUATION REQUIREMENT - Chapter 4, Laws of 2013, 2nd sp.s., Partial Veto (3ESSB 5034), established an implementation schedule for a requirement that school districts increase instructional hours from an av...

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ALSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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State Income Tax Credit for Career-Technical Dual Enrollment Program
H.B. 384
Provides a state income tax credit to individuals and businesses that make contributions for qualifying educational expenses directly associated with the Career-Technical Dual Enrollment Program as defined by the state board for tax years beginning January 1, ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2014P-12Professional-technical Education
S.B. 1275
Enhances secondary Agriculture and Natural Resource programs currently offered in schools and establishes the Agricultural and Natural Resource Education Program Start-Up Grant Fund.
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/legislation/2014/S1275.pdf
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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Career and Technical Education Diploma and Dual Enrollment
H.B. 1213
Requires the Indiana career council to appoint a subcommittee to review current Core 40 diploma course offerings, make recommendations concerning changing course requirements, and examining and making recommendations concerning career and technical education o...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Study of Career and Technical Education Programs
H.B. 1064
Requires the Indiana career council to complete a return on investment and utilization study of career and technical education programs in Indiana by August 1, 2014. Requires the study to include and examination of Indiana's career and technical education prog...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Student Training Cooperative Arrangements and Student Workforce Data
H.B. 1003
Allows school corporations (districts) and charter schools to receive grants to support cooperative arrangements with businesses for training students in high wage, high demand jobs that require industry certification. Establishes a tax credit for businesses t...

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INSigned into law 03/2014P-12Safe Schools Fund and Career and Technical Education Centers
H.B. 1181
Includes school corporation (district) career and technical education centers in the list of organizations that may receive grants from the Indiana safe schools funds for safety-related activities and apply for a matching grant from the Indiana secured school ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014P-12
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Education Task Force Reauthorization
S.B. 150
This bill reauthorizes the Education Task Force. Establishes membership. Directs the task force to review and make recommendations on K-12 and higher education issues, including:
- Roles and responsibilities of the legislature and other governing entities in ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Postsecondary Governing Boards
H.B. 95
Removes the commissioner of higher education from the Utah College of Applied Technology Board of Trustees. Amends membership of each campus board of directors; replaces one or more jointly selected local school board member with additional representative(s) o...

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VASigned into law 03/2014P-12Establishing a Jointly Operated CTE High School
H.B. 887
Requires the Board of Education to develop model criteria and procedures for establishing a jointly operated high school with a career and technical education focus to be recommended to the Governor and the General Assembly for funding as a Governor's Career a...

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ALSigned into law 02/2014P-12
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Alabama Workforce Council
S.B. 217
Establishes the Alabama Workforce Council to advise and support the chancellor of the Alabama Community College System and the superintendent of the Alabama Department of Education. Establishes membership. Provides the council will promote, coordinate and coll...

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VASigned into law 02/2014P-12Teacher Licensure for Career and Technical Education
H.B. 758
Requires every teacher seeking initial licensure with an endorsement in career and technical education to have an industry certification credential in the area in which the teacher seeks endorsement that is earned by successfully passing a Board of Education-a...

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WISigned into law 12/2013P-12Math Credits Can Include Computer Sciences; No PE requirements; Science Can be CTE
S.B. 51
Modifies graduation requirements. Allows a board to award up to one mathematics credit for successfully completing in the high school grades a course in computer sciences that the department has determined qualifies as computer sciences according to criteria e...

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WISigned into law 12/2013P-12Career and Technical Incentive Grant Program
S.B. 331
Creates a career and technical education incentive grant program. TheActappropriates $3 million general purpose revenue (GPR) in fiscal year 2014-15for the program. Requires the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to do the following:
- Confer with ...

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KYIssued 11/2013P-12Reorganization of the Department of Education, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Executive Order 2013-853
2013 legislation transfers the Office of Career and Technical Education from the Department of Workforce Investment to the Department of Education. This executive order directs that the office include a Division of Technical Schools & Federal Programs, and a D...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12
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Education and Workforce Investment Systems
S.B. 118
From bill summary: Provides that the California Workforce Investment Board ("board") is responsible for assisting the governor in the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems to the needs of the 21st century workforce and the promotion of th...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Career Exploration in High School After-School Programs
A.B. 547
From bill summary: Adds career exploration to the list of possible activities that may satisfy the academic assistance element for a high school after school program to meet the requirements of the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment fo...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Career and Technical Education in Corrections Education
A.B. 1019
From bill analysis: Requires goals for career technical education to be set by the superintendent of correctional education. Establishes factors that are required to be considered when establishing a career technical education program, including the demand for...

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NJVetoed 09/2013P-12Career Exploration Report on High-Demand Industries
A.B. 3270
Bill Text: Mandates the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development and the Commissioner of Education to create a career exploration report for students in grades 7 through 12 about employment in high-demand industries. Requires the report to contain infor...

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CAVetoed 08/2013P-12Career Technical Education Certificates
S.B. 540
From legislative counsel's digest: Authorizes a district or county office of education to award a pupil a career technical education certificate if the pupil meets specified requirements, including satisfactory completion of the equivalent of 4 semester-long c...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee
H.B. 2912
Amends the issues to be addressed by the representatives from the department of education, the department of community colleges and workforce development and the bureau of labor and industries to encourage the establishment of joint high school and community c...

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DESigned into law 07/2013P-12Duties of the State Board of Education
S.B. 103
Transfers authority for Perkins funds (career/technical education) from the department of labor to the department of education.
http://legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis147.nsf/vwLegislation/SB+103?Opendocument...

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HISigned into law 07/2013P-12Future Farmers of America Program
S.B. 757
Appropriates $75,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2013-2014 to the department of education to operate and implement the Future Farmers of America program. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/bills/SB757_CD1_.pdf ...

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MESigned into law 07/2013P-12
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An Act To Create an Educational Collaborative To Implement a Program That Enables Career and Technical Education Students To Earn College Credits while Attending High School, (LD 1412)
S.P. 506
Establishes a collaborative board composed of representatives of career and technical education programs, high schools and publicly supported postsecondary institutions in the State to implement a program that enables career and technical education students to...

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MOSigned into law 07/2013P-12
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Education Campus Fund
S.B. 381
Creates the Innovation Education Campus Fund to provide funding to innovation education campuses - an educational partnership between high schools or school districts, a Missouri four-year public or private institution of higher education, a Missouri-based bu...

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MOSigned into law 07/2013P-12Career and Technical Education Advisory Council
S.B. 17
Establishes the Career and Technical Education Advisory Council. Repeals the State Advisory Committee for Vocational Education. The advisory council must make an annual written report to the State Board of Education and the Commissioner of Education regarding ...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12Increase Completion of Industry Certifications and Credentials
S.B. 402
Directs the State Board of Education (SBE) to implement, to the extent that funds are available, an industry certifications and credentials program. Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in the public schools are exempted from payin...

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NCSigned into law 07/2013P-12
Community College
Community Colleges
S.B. 402
Sections 10.4(b) through 10.4(d) authorize community colleges to teach technical education, health care, developmental education, and STEM-related courses at any time during the year, including the summer term. Student membership hours from these courses must ...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12Joint Technical Education District Funding
H.B. 2499
Requires the average daily membership (ADM) for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students enrolled at a centralized campus that is leased by a Joint Technical Education District (JTED) and that is at least 2.5 hours long to be calculated to be increased from 1.25 to...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013P-12Charter School Provisions
S.B. 1447
Requires charter schools to provide students with 180 instructional days, up from 175. Provides that charter schools can offer preschool programs for students with disabilities. Finds that charter schools will receive $1,654 in Additional Assistance for disa...

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FLSigned into law 06/2013P-12Innovation Schools of Technology
H.B. 7009 - Innovation Schools of Technology
Partially from bill summary: Authorizes a district to operate an innovation school of technology to integrate innovative use of industry-leading technology into instruction, assessment, and professional development. Specifies an innovation school of technology...

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Community College
Statewide Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network Program
H.F. 604
Appropriations bill, but includes various changes to the Statewide Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network Program, including modifying the purposes of the program and the duties of the steering committee, regional networks, and regional advisory councils for...

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ILSigned into law 06/2013P-12Part-Time Provisional Career and Technical Educator Endorsement
H.B. 1868
Permits an Educator License with Stipulations to be renewable. Allows a part-time provisional career and technical educator endorsement on an Educator License with Stipulations to be issued to an applicant who has a minimum of 8,000 hours of work experience in...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12Agricultural Education in K-12 Schools
S.C.R. 64
Requests that the department of education establish a study group to investigate the current state of agricultural education in K-12 schools and provide recommendations to the legislature and the state board for improvements in agricultural education and the p...

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LAPassed 06/2013P-12WorkKeys in Lieu of ACT for Certain 11th Graders
H.C.R. 166
Requests the state board of elementary and secondary education to study the feasibility of offering students pursuing a career diploma the option of fulfilling the 11th grade statewide testing requirement by taking ACT WorkKeys instead of the ACT, and to submi...

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LASigned into law 06/2013P-12Awarding College Credit for Academic Content in CTE/Industry-Based Certification Courses
S.B. 93
Directs the Statewide Articulation and Transfer Council to oversee the development and implementation of a process to award and transfer college credit for academic credit embedded in career and technical education (CTE) and industry-based certification course...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Advanced CTE and Applied STEM Courses in Graduation Requirements
H.B. 2201
Permits students to fulfill the 3rd and 4th math and science credits for the recommended and advanced high school programs by completing an advanced career and technical course (previously, students coupld substitute only a math course taken after taking Algeb...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program
H.B. 3662
Creates the Texas Workforce Innovation Needs Program. Provides the purposes of the program are to provide selected districts, and public and private or independent institutions of higher education, with the opportunity to establish innovative programs designed...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Dual Credit for Certain CTE Courses
H.B. 842
Permits a program implemented under the college credit program to provide a student with the opportunity to earn credit for a course or activity, including an apprenticeship or training hours, that (1) allows a student to concurrently earn credit toward a high...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Texas Fast Start Program
S.B. 441
Directs the Texas Workforce Commission, in partnership with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, to establish and administer the Texas Fast Start Program to identify and develop methods to support, and to provide support for, competency-based, rapid-...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Adult High School Diploma and Industry Certification Charter School Pilot Program
S.B. 1142
Directs the commissioner of education to establish an adult high school diploma and industry certification charter school pilot program for up to 150 participants ages 19-50. Permits a charter to be granted to an applicant nonprofit entity, to provide an adult...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Partnerships between the Texas State Technical College System and Public Junior Colleges
H.B. 2760
Permits the higher education coordinating board and a public junior college to enter into a partnership to coordinate the management and operations of the institutions and to enhance the delivery of technical education programs statewide. Requires that such a ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Developing a Skilled Workforce
H.C.R. 82
Requests the creation of a joint interim committee to study education policy as it relates to developing a skilled workforce. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/pdf/HC00082F.pdf#navpanes=0...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Skills Development Fund Dollars to Support Certain Dual Credit Programs
H.B. 3028
Permits the Texas Workforce Commission to use up to 5% of the general revenue appropriated to the skills development fund for that biennium, along with funds available to the commission from other sources, to be awarded to a public junior college, public state...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Career and Technology Consortium
H.B. 5 - Career and Technology Consortium
Directs the commissioner of education to investigate options for the state to join a consortium of states to develop sequences of academically rigorous career and technology courses in high-demand, high-wage career areas in the state. Requires that the curricu...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12CTE Partnerships with Higher Education, Local Business and Community
H.B. 5 - CTE Partnerships with Higher Education, Local Business and Community
Permits a district to offer a course or other activity, including an apprenticeship or training hours needed to obtain an industry-recognized credential or certificate, that is approved by the board of trustees for credit without obtaining state board approval...

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WISigned into law 06/2013P-12Work Based Learning Programs
Act 20 -Sections: 1858, and 1858p
Authorizes any school district, an independent "2r" charter school, or a private school to create a work based learning program for pupils in grades 9 to 12.Requires that any such work based learning program comply with the following: (a) require a pupil in th...

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ALSigned into law 05/2013P-12Twenty-First Century Workforce Act
H.B. 102
The Twenty-First Century Workforce Act authorizes the Alabama Public School and College Authority (APSCA) to issue up to $50,000,000 in additional bonds for the purpose of providing funds to local boards of education to purchase career and technical education ...

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COSigned into law 05/2013P-12
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Creating a Manufacturing Career Pathway
H.B. 1165
Defines "career pathway" as series of connected education and training strategies and support services to enable individuals to secure industry-relevant skills and certification, and to obtain employment in an occupational area. Defines "manufacturing sector p...

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HIPassed 05/2013P-12
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Jump Start Program
S.C.R. 96
Commends the Jump Start Task Force on the creation of the Jump Start program (http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/jumpstart/), encourages expansion of the program to schools on the islands of Maui and Hawaii, and requests the department of education adn the University of H...

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MNSigned into law 05/2013P-12Career Pathways and Technical Education Advisory Task Force
H.F. 630
Creates the task force to improve outcomes for students and adult learners, align secondary and postsecondary programs, and measured the combined efficacy of Minnesota's P-20 programs. Charges task force with (1) better informing students about career options,...

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ARSigned into law 04/2013P-12College and Career Coaches Program
H.B. 2039
Creates the College and Career Coaches Program. Designates which districts are required to participate. Provides that the departments of education and higher education will jointly administer the program. Details that districts will receive supplementary fundi...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Career/Technical Education
S.B. 1076 - Career/Technical Education
Section 3: Authorizes a district board to appoint a governing board for a school district technical center or system of technical centers to align the center's programs with local business needs. Provides governing board membership. Directs the school board to...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12Deleting References to Inactive or Underutilized Programs
S.B. 1096
From bill analysis: S.B. 1096 is a combined effort by the governor, legislature, district school superintendents, and other education stakeholders to reduce regulation of public educational institutions. The bill repeals inactive or underutilized programs, inc...

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FLSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Career Dual Enrollment
S.B. 1076 - Career Dual Enrollment
Authorizes career dual enrollment students to earn industry certifications for credit toward high school graduation. Repeals provision prohibiting career dual enrollment from being used to enroll students in isolated career courses. Amends definition of "caree...

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HIPassed 04/2013P-12
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Jump Start Program
S.R. 62
Commends the Jump Start Task Force on the creation of the Jump Start program, a career and technical education dual credit program for high school seniors at Honolulu Community College and Kapiolani Community College. Encourages expansion of the program to sch...

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INSigned into law 04/2013P-12
Community College
Creates Regional Indiana Works Council
S.B. 465
Authorizes the governor to establish an Indiana Works Council (Council) for any region designated by the governor. Provides for council members to be selected and appointed by the governor. Requires the Education Roundtable to provide staff/administrative supp...

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INSigned into law 04/2013P-12
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Community College
Establishes Indiana Career Council
H.B. 1002
Establishes the Indiana Career Council to: (1) align the various participants in the state's education, job skills development, and career training system; (2) match the education and skills training provided by the state's education, job skills development, a...

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KSSigned into law 04/2013P-12District Financial Incentive
S.B. 128
Rewards districts where students graduate with an industry-recognized credential. "Industry recognition" defined as programs and certifications approved by the state Secretary of Labor....

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MTSigned into law 04/2013P-12Strengthening Career and Technology Student Organizations Program
H.B. 86
Creates the state-level strengthening career and technology student organizations program. Describes purposes. Sets parameters for grant funding. Organizations submitting grant proposals are required to provide: (a) a program description, including measurable ...

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ALAdopted 03/2013P-12Testing for Initial Specialty Area Career and Technical Certificate
AL ADC 290-3-2-.02, -.23, -.24
Requires passing scores on the basic skills assessments of the Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program (AECTP) for issuance of an initial Specialty Area Career and Technical Certificate. ...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12State Oversight of CTE
H.B. 207
Transfers the Office of Career and Technical Education from the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to the department of education. Transfers the Kentucky Technical Education Personnel Board from the Office of Career and Technical Education to the depa...

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SDSigned into law 03/2013Postsec.Enhancement of South Dakota's Economic Development and Education
S.B. 235
Permits thirty percent of the building South Dakota fund to be transferred to the workforce education fund. The workforce education fund can be used to fund the limited English proficiency adjustment, provide grants for the purposes of providing secondary car...

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VASigned into law 03/2013P-12Occupational Training for High School Students
H.B. 1858
Requires the Board of Education to develop, by July 1, 2014, a waiver form for use by any entity providing a career and technical occupational experience for public secondary school students.
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?131+ful+HB1858ER+pdf...

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NMPassed 02/2013P-12
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Alignment of Education and Training to Types of Employment
H.M. 45
Requests that the Economic Development Department, the Workforce Solutions Department, the Public Education Department, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of New Mexico, and the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University coordi...

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VASigned into law 02/2013P-12High School to Work Partnerships
S.B. 1248
Directs the Board of Education to develop guidelines for the establishment of High School to Work Partnerships between public high schools and local businesses to create apprenticeships, internships, and job shadow programs in a variety of trades and skilled l...

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NHAdopted 12/2012P-12Comprehensive Agricultural, Marketing and Business Education
NH ADC Ed 507.04, 507.46, 47; NH ADC Ed 612.31
These rules describe what an individual has to do and know to be certified as a teacher in Career and Technical Education for Agriculture, Marketing and Business. Ed 612.31(c),(e) and (f) set the program requirements for institutions of higher education to pre...

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UTAdopted 11/2012P-12Pupil Accounting
UT ADC R277-419-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Amended to provide funding to local education agencies (LEAs) for Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, including transportation time, who are enrolled in approved CTE courses under specific circumstances. ...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12
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Career Technical Education Pathways Program
S.B. 1070
From bill summary: Establishes the Career Technical Education Pathways Program until June 30, 2015, which requires the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to assist economic and workforce regional develo...

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LAAdopted 09/2012P-12CTE Technology Education Courses
LAC 28:CXV.2385
From Louisiana Register: Identifies four state-recognized technology education course offerings within the CTE program. These four course offerings provide specific instruction and training to students interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing, and cover...

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NVAdopted 09/2012P-12Program of Career and Technical Education General Requirements
NAC 389.800
Requires a pupil who completes the final course of instruction for a particular course of study in career and technical education to take an examination prescribed by the Department of Education which measures the proficiency of the pupil in the course of stud...

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NYSigned into law 08/2012P-12BOCES Contracts with Out-of-State Districts
A.B. 10205
Permits boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) to enter into contracts of up to two years with out-of-state districts for special education and/or career/technical education services, or for the use of existing products that demonstrate how to map ...

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DCSigned into law 07/2012pre-K-12
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Community College
Career and Technical Education Plan Establishment Act of 2012
B19-770
Establishes a task force to develop a city-wide strategic plan for career and technical education programs in the District. (ACT/Resolution #A19-0408)
http://www.dccouncil.us/files/user_uploads/related_materials/may1_mbrown_kbrown_careerandtecheducationplan_.p...

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MOSigned into law 07/2012P-12CTE, Private Schools and Agricultural Education
S.B. 599- CTE and Private Schools
The State Board of Education must establish standards for agricultural education that may be adopted by a private school accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Any such private school must reimburse the Department annu...

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ALAdopted 06/2012P-12CTE Teaching Credentials
AL ADC 290-3-2-.23 through 26
Provides an option for individuals with a bachelor's or higher degree to become certified through the Specialty Area Career and Technical Certificate Approach. Recognizes full-time secondary and/or postsecondary teaching experience in a prescribed program area...

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CASigned into law 06/2012P-12Appropriations and Reappropriations
S.B. 1016 - Appropriations and Reappropriations
From section 56 of bill summary: Reduces by various amounts appropriations made for supplemental school counseling, special education, partnership academies, instructional support to help pupils pass the high school exit examination, English language tutoring ...

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ILAdopted 06/2012P-12Area Career and Technical Education and Vocational Centers Task Force
H.J.R. 79
Creates the Area Career and Technical Education and Vocational Centers Task Force. Directs the task force to study the issue of funding of area career/vocational centers and career and technical education programs, including transportation for such programs, a...

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KSSigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Career Technical Workforce Grant
H.B. 2435
Replaces the existing Vocational Education Scholarship with the new Career Technical Workforce Grant program. The grant would be available to eligible students who enrolled in or have been accepted for admission to an eligible career technical education progr...

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LAAdopted 06/2012P-12CTE Offerings in Petrochemical Industry
LAC 28:CXV.2385
From June 2012 Louisiana Register: Adds one unit each of "Oil and Gas Production Operations" and "T2 Safety Systems for Oil and Gas Production" (both for grades 11-12) to the state-recognized technology education course offerings within the CTE program. The tw...

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NHBecame law without governor's signature 06/2012P-12Funding for Pupils in Vocational Education Programs
S.B. 404
Changes the procedures for tuition and transportation reimbursement for students enrolled in a career and technical education program.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/SB0404.html ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Career Connection Learning Strategies
S.B. 316 - Career Connection Learning Strategies
Not later than June 30, 2013, directs the state board, in consultation with any office housed in the governor's office that deals with workforce development, to adopt K-12 model curricula that embed career connection learning strategies into regular classroom ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Report Card for Joint Vocational School Districts and Other Career-Technical Planning Districts
S.B. 316 - Report Card for Joint Vocational School Districts & Other Career-Technical Planning Districts
Defines "career-technical planning district". Directs the state board, in consultation with the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents, any office within the office of the governor concerning workforce development, the Ohio association of career and technical...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12District Expenditure Reporting
S.B. 316 - District Expenditure Reporting
Amends provisions related to department development of standards for determining each district, community school, and STEM school's annual operating expenditures for classroom instructional purposes and for nonclassroom purposes. Requires the department to ali...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12
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Workforce Investment
S.B. 318 - Workforce Investment
From K-12 appropriations bill: Provides that workforce development funds may be expended for technical dual enrollment programs. Also requires that up to $200,000 be used to provide regional council seed funding in Regions 3 and 8 to develop leadership strateg...

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ALSigned into law 05/2012P-12Agriscience in CTE
S.B. 318 - Agriscience in CTE
Specifies that not more than $900,000 of the appropriation for the career tech initiative must be first used for agriscience purposes if an adequate number of RFPs are received. Requires such funds to be made available through a competitive grant process to co...

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CTSigned into law 05/2012P-12Governance of Technical High School
S.B. 458
Changes the name of the regional vocational-technical (V-T) schools to the technical high school system (CTHSS) and creates a new specified 11-member board to govern it, thereby removing governing authority from the SBE and its technical high school subcommitt...

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GASigned into law 05/2012P-12
Community College
Career Education, CTE
H.B. 713 - Career Education, CTE
Section 1: Delays until fall 2013 requirement that the state board of the Technical College System of Georgia require its institutions to accept for purposes of admissions any core curriculum coursework completed in high school.
Section 2: Directs the state bo...

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HIAdopted 05/2012Postsec.Advanced Aviation Degree Training Program at the University of Hawaii
H.C.R. 107
Requests that the governor convene a 10-member exploratory committee to examine the feasibility and necessary resources of establishing an international aviation training center at the Hilo International Airport and an advanced aviation degree training program...

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LAAdopted 05/2012P-12Study of Need for and Availability of Vocational Education Programs
H.R. 155
Urges and requests the state board of elementary and secondary education and the board of supervisors of community and technical colleges jointly to study the availability of and need for vocational education programs in preparing high school students for indu...

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MESigned into law 05/2012P-12Career and Technical Education Laws Update
S.P. 616
This bill provides an update in language for the career and technical education laws
to reflect current terminology, including changing all statutory references to "vocational"
education to "career and technical" education. It requires all career and technic...

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MESigned into law 05/2012P-12Enhancing Career and Technical Education
S.P. 650
This bill increases opportunities for students in career and technical education programs by ensuring greater coordination of school calendars, requiring that students have access to career and technical education programming for the entire required instructio...

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OKSigned into law 05/2012P-12
Community College
Technology Center Districts
H.B. 2090
Provides for the application and division of the building fund levies (tax levies) in technology center districts where there is overlap in district boundaries.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf/2011-12%20ENR/hB/HB2090%20ENR.DOC ...

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VASigned into law 05/2012P-12Graduation Requirements; Standard and Advanced Studies Diplomas
H.B. 1061
Directs the Board of Education to modify the credits necessary for a student to earn a standard or an advanced studies diploma. The advanced studies diploma shall be the recommended diploma for students pursuing baccalaureate study. The standard diploma shall ...

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COSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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The Skills For Jobs Act
H.B. 1061
To the extent possible, requires state agencies to produce an annual report regarding state workforce need projections and college credential production. The report also should indicated anticipated credentials that high school vocational programs, apprentices...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Academic and Career Planning in Middle Grades
H.B. 7059 - Academic and Career Planning in Middle Grades
Permits required course in career planning to be taken in grade 6. Requires that such course (1) result in a personalized academic and career plan for the student, (2) emphasize technology or the application of technology in career fields, (3) and, beginning i...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Career Themed Courses, Career Academies, and Workforce Alignment
H.B. 7059 - Career Themed Courses, Career Academies, and Workforce Alignment
Defines "career-themed course" as a course or series of courses leading to industry certification, and aligned with priority workforce needs established by the regional workforce board or the department of economic opportunity. Permits two or more districts to...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Career Pathways
S.B. 38 - Career Pathways
Sections 1-2: Establishes legislative intent to provide rigorous academic and career and technical education programs that are relevant for all students and that encourage at-risk students to graduate from high school prepared to enter postsecondary education ...

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MNSigned into law 04/2012P-12Requirements for Career or Technical Education, Vocational Programs
H.F. 2949
Allows any student in grade 10-12 enrolled in a district or American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant school to enroll in a career or technical education (CTE) course offered by a Minnesota state college or university. Requires a 10th grade student t...

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NESigned into law 04/2012P-12Quality Education Accountability Act
L.B. 870 - Multiple Measures Section
Provide for an accountability system to measure school performance under the Quality Education Accountability Act. Requires by August 1, 2012, that the state board establish an accountability system to measure the performance of schools and districts. Requires...

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NESigned into law 04/2012P-12Establishment of Career Academies
L.B. 870 - Career Academy Section
Allows any school district, with state department approval, to establish and operate a career academy. The purpose of a career academy is to provide students with a career-based curriculum. Allows district to partner with another district, an educational servi...

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OKSigned into law 04/2012P-12
Community College
Pilot to Increase Students Getting Industry Certifications
S.B. 1056
Authorizes establishment of pilot program at technology center school districts to increase the number of students taking industry certification exams and obtaining trade-specific industry certifications and licenses. Allows a local technology center board to ...

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AKAdopted 03/2012P-12Career or Technical Education Teaching Certificate
4 AAC 12.370, 372, 385
Revises the requirements for issuance of a limited career or technical education certificate (Type M), to include, a period of validity limited to 1 year (previously 4 years) with options for extension following the passage of a teacher competency exam; requir...

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ARSigned into law 03/2012Postsec.Grant for Vocational Education
H.B. 1063
Earmarks $300,000 each fiscal year for eligible entities approved by the State Board of Career Education, in order to expand the vocational education and training opportunities available to area citizens in need of adult educational training or retraining due ...

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MESigned into law 03/2012Postsec.An Act To Enhance Career Pathways for Adult Learners
S.P. 617
Revises the definition of "adult education" by describing what services must be offered in order to receive state subsidy. Establishes career pathways services as part of adult education, removes provisions concerning adult career and technical education class...

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RIAdopted 03/2012P-12Student Access to Career-Technical Education Programs
Regulation Based on Authority of 16-60-1 to 16-60-4
Provides students access to any career-preparation program in the state, not only to those in their district of resident. Directs the Department of Education to ensure that career-preparation programs align with and promote workforce and economic development i...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12High School Accreditation; Industry Certifications
H.B. 642/S.B. 514
Requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations adjusting the formula for calculating the final high school accreditation status to add points for each student obtaining a diploma and certain industry certifications, state licensure, or occupational crede...

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VASigned into law 03/2012P-12Career and Technical Education Industry Certifications
H.B. 1108
Delays for one year the effective date of legislation providing that, where there is a national industry certification for career and technical education instructional personnel or programs for automotive technology, the Board of Education must make such certi...

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WIIssued 01/2012P-12College and Workforce Readiness Council
E.O. #56
Creates the 15-member College and Workforce Readiness Council. Tasks the council with recommending policies and programs to improve student readiness for college or career. Identifies specific areas in which the council must prioritize improvement: (1) Reducin...

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CASigned into law 10/2011Postsec.Occupational and Technical Training
S.B. 451
From bill summary: Requires the Student Aid Commission to develop, and regularly review and update at least every 5 years, the areas of occupational or technical training for which students may utilize Cal Grant C awards. Requires the commission to give priori...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Linked Learning
A.B. 790
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2012–13 school year, establishes the Linked Learning Pilot Program to be administered by the state department of education according to specified requirements for the purpose of implementing districtwide linked learning p...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12
Postsec.
University of California Curriculum Integration Institute (UCCII)
S.B. 611
From bill summary: Makes legislative declarations and findings. Requests the Regents of the University of California, subject to availability of funds in the annual Budget Act, the availability of federal or private funds, or any combination thereof, to establ...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Subject Matter Projects
S.B. 612
From bill summary: Existing law provides for the establishment and maintenance of subject matter projects by the Regents of the University of California with the approval of the Concurrence Committee. Existing law provides that these subject matter projects ar...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Graduation Requirements
A.B. 1330
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2012–13 school year, adds completion of a course in career technical education as an alternative to the requirement that a pupil complete a course in visual or performing arts or foreign language. Requires the governing b...

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NVAdopted 10/2011P-12Majors and Minors in Career and Technical Education
NAC 391.120, 13025, 13066, 13082, 13092, 1308, 1301, 131
Revises provisions governing majors and minors in career and technical education. ...

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PASigned into law 10/2011P-12Expands "Vocational Agricultural Education"
S.B. 389
Updates the definition of ''vocational agricultural education" to include instruction that develops student potential for success in entering and advancing through careers in the food, agriculture and natural resources sciences, such as production agriculture,...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12
Community College
Enrollment in Workforce Development Program
A.B. 835
Authorizes a community college district to enroll high school pupils who are not residents of the district in a California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program developed and implemented by the district. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12Linked Learning Credential
A.B. 1304
Authorizes the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to convene a workgroup to develop program standards for the issuance of a recognition of study for linked learning competence. Identifies requisite members of the workgroup. Proposes content that a successful ...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12Industry-Based Certification Incentive Grant Program
S.B. 942 - Industry-Based Certification Incentive Grant Program
Repeals the Industry-Based Certification Incentive Grant Program, which awards grants to selected school districts, county offices of education, and regional occupational centers and programs to establish industry-based certification programs within their care...

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AKSigned into law 08/2011P-12Finance
S.B. 84
An Act amending the funding for statewide residential educational programs; relating to funding for high school vocational and technical instruction as a component of funding for public schools; allows taxpayers a credit against the tax due for cash contributi...

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NHAdopted 08/2011P-12Alternative Education, Tuition and Transportation
NH ADC Ed 1301.01; NH ADC Ed 1302.01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06; NH ADC Ed 1303.01, 02; NH ADC Ed 1304.01; NH ADC Ed 1405.01
Implements alternative education programs at regional career and technical education centers or associated high schools. Adds language for 'at risk' students and for tuition and transportation for 'at risk' students as required by changes in the state law of ...

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IASigned into law 07/2011P-12
Community College
Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Act
H.F. 645 - Multiple Provisions
"Pathways for Academic Career and Employment Act" . Establishes a pathways for academic career and employment program to provide funding to community colleges for the development of projects in coordination with the department of economic development, the depa...

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ORSigned into law 07/2011P-12Charter Schools,
H.B. 3362
Allows sponsor and public charter school to enter into cooperative agreement with other school districts for purpose of forming partnership to provide educational services. Allows public charter school to give admission priority to students who reside in schoo...

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RISIGNED BY GOVERNOR. 07/2011P-12Career and Technical Reporting Metrics
H.B. 6219
Requires the department of elementary and secondary education to promulgate regulations pertaining to career and technical education and to report annually to the House and Senate on the following:
(1) The total number of students attending career and tec...

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HISigned into law 06/2011P-12Teacher Licensure
S.B. 806
Allows teacher and educational officer Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) members to continue to serve out up to three consecutive three-year terms even if they retire during a term. Adds certain powers and duties to HTSB, including (1) developing criteria ...

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LASigned into law 06/2011P-12College and Career Readiness Commission
H.B. 79
Changes the name of the High School Redesign Commission to the College and Career Readiness Commission and changes its membership.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=760066...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Establishes the STEM Council
S.P. 490
Establishes the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Council to develop strategies for enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education from prekindergarten through postsecondary education. Specifically, the council must:...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.
Community College
Common Core State Standards/Remediation/Vocational, Career Courses
S.B. 479
Directs the State Board of Education (SBE) to continue to participate in the development of the Common Core State Standards in conjunction with the consortium of other states, review all national assessments developed by both multistate consortia, and implemen...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12
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Career and College Promise
H.B. 200 - Career and College Promise
Directs the state board of education and North Carolina Community College System to establish the Career and College Promise program to offer opportunities for high school students to dually enroll in community college courses that provide pathways (CTE pathwa...

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NCVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 06/2011P-12Agricultural Education
H.B. 200 - Agricultural Education
Directs the Agricultural Education Program in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at North Carolina State University (NCSU) to (1) develop the secondary agricultural education curricula, and (2) recommend the curricula and corresponding asse...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Student Fees for CTE Courses
H.B. 153 - Student Fees for CTE Courses
Permits districts to charge fees (including to low-income students) for any tools, equipment, and materials that are necessary for workforce-readiness training within a career-technical education program that, to the extent the tools, equipment, and materials ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Licensure Requirements for CTE Teachers
H.B. 153 - Licensure Requirements for CTE Teachers
Requires that the rules adopted by the board of education regarding standards and requirements for educator licenses include requirements for the issuance and renewal of professional career-technical teaching licenses, including requirements relating to life e...

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ORSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Accelerated College Credit
S.B. 254
Defines "accelerated college credit programs" to include dual credit, two-plus-two, advanced placement and International Baccalaureate programs. Directs the department of education to administer a grant program to provide grants to districts, community college...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Career Schools and Colleges
H.C.R. 129
Notifying the U.S. Department of Education that certain career schools or colleges are legally authorized by the state of Texas to operate educational programs beyond secondary education. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/82R/billtext/pdf/HC00129F.pdf#nav...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Institutions Authorized to Operate Educational Programs Beyond Secondary Education
H.J.R. 130
Clarifies that the state meets U.S. Department of Education requirements concerning federal student aid by naming private institutions of higher education in the state that are authorized to operate educational programs beyond secondary education, including pr...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12
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College Credit Program Oversight
S.B. 149
Authorizes the commissioner of education to adopt rules as necessary concerning the duties of a school district under the college credit program (under which students may earn the equivalent of at least 12 semester credit hours of college credit through Intern...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Tech Prep Program Participation and Tech Prep Consortium Evaluations
S.B. 1410
Directs the education agency to establish procedures for each school district and open-enrollment charter school to accurately identify students who are enrolled in a tech-prep program, and report the accurate number of tech-prep program students to the agency...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12College Credit Program
S.B. 1619
Extends to 2013 a provision that a district is not required to pay a student's tuition or other associated costs for taking a course through the college credit program (under which districts must make available the opportunity for students to earn the equivale...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Applied STEM Courses
S.B. 1620
Defines an "applied STEM course" as a STEM course offered as part of a school district's career and technology education curriculum. Directs the state board to establish a process for the review and approval of applied STEM courses to satisfy the math and scie...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12Career, Technical and Agricultural Courses
H.B. 186 - Career, Technical and Agricultural Courses
By July 2012, directs the state board to approve department-developed models and curriculum frameworks for 16 areas of career/technical education study.

Requires that the competencies and curricula for career, technical and agricultural courses include state ...

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GASigned into law 05/2011P-12State Education Finance Study Commission
H.B. 192 - State Education Finance Study Commission
Establishes the State Education Finance Study Commission to evaluate the Quality Basic Education (QBE) Formula and education funding for public schools in Georgia. Provides for composition, compensation, duties and powers, and support staff of the commission. ...

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INSigned into law 05/2011P-12Career and Technical
H.B. 1340
Requires the state board of education to receive, distribute, and account for funds received for career and technical education under federal law. Assigns to the state board responsibility for the planning and implementation of secondary career and technical e...

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KSSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondry Tiered Technical Education State Aid Act
S.B. 143
Creating the postsecondary tiered technical education state aid act, replacing the current funding structure. Beginning in fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter, each community college and technical college and the Washburn Institute of Teachnology ...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011Postsec.
Community College
Authorization, Academic or Professional Postsecondary Educational Institution Offering Credentials
H.B. 1092
Provides that the State Board for Career and Technical Education may authorize the operation of an academic or professional postsecondary educational institution that offers educational credentials only upon approval by the director of the Department of Career...

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NDSigned into law 05/2011P-12Career Planning
S.B. 2150 - Multiple Provisions
Requires each district to provide students in grade 7 or 8 with an individual consultative process or a nine-week course for the purpose of discussing the results of their career interest inventory, selecting high school courses appropriate to their educationa...

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NVSigned into law 05/2011P-12Student Guidance
A.B. 138--Counseling/Guidance
Revises the provisions governing the policy for the 4-year academic plan for ninth grade pupils to provide that the policy may ensure that each ninth grade pupil and his or her parent or legal guardian are provided, to the extent practicable, with information ...

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ORSigned into law 05/2011P-12Apprenticeships
H.B. 2034
Aligns current statutes related to apprenticeship programs to revised regulations of the U.S. Department of Labor that include: defining "journey worker" and deleting references to "journeyman"; reducing the timeline for registering new apprenticeship programs...

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ORSigned into law 05/2011P-12Career Readiness Certification
H.B. 2353
Clarifies requirements for obtaining services from Oregon Career Readiness Certification program. Changes name of program from Oregon Career Readiness Certification Program to National Career Readiness Certification. Requires program to inform school districts...

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TNPassed 05/2011P-12Resolution to Congress
S.J.R. 111
A resolution to urge the United States Congress to oppose funding reductions in career and technical education programs....

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VTSigned into law 05/2011P-12Elements of Food Processing to Include in Career & Technical Centers
S.B. 100 - Career and Technical Education
Requires the inclusion of "value added food processing sectors, including meat cutting and processing" into the programs of study offered at the state's regional career and technical education centers.
http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2012/Acts/ACT058.pdf...

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WASigned into law 05/2011P-12Career and Technical Education
H.B. 1710
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to convene a working group to develop a statewide
strategic plan for secondary career and technical education. Effective 07/22/2011...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011P-12Technical Education Districts
H.B. 2237
Conforms state funding Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs) with average daily membership (ADM) used in place of average daily attendance (ADA). Chapter 258
http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/1r/bills/hb2237s.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 04/2011Community CollegeAdult Education
H.B. 2646
Allows adult students to attend vocational programs on a central campus that is owned and operated by a joint technical education district (JTED) during regular school hours if the program has additional student capacity after the enrollment of traditional stu...

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CASigned into law 04/2011P-12Partnership Academies in Clean Technology and Renewable Energy
S.B. 1
From bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to award grants to districts that propose to implement or maintain a partnership academy focused on employment in clean technology businesses and renewable energy businesses, and that provide...

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ARSigned into law 03/2011P-12
Postsec.
Community College
College and Career Readiness standards
H.B. 1620
Establishes the Arkansas College and Career Readiness standards. Develops criteria to evaluate, support, promote and fund career and technical education programs. Directs the Department of Career Education to work in collaboration with the Department of Educat...

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VASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Industry Certifications
H.B. 1493
Provides that where there is a national industry certification for career and technical education instructional personnel or programs for automotive technology, the Board of Education must make such certification a mandatory part of the career and technical ed...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12California Partnership Academies for At-Risk Pupils
S.B. 1354
From bill analysis: Modifies the criteria for determining "at risk" for purposes of eligibility to participating in a California Partnership Academy (CPA) as follows: (1) Defines irregular attendance to mean absence from school 20 percent or more of the school...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12CTE Facilities
S.B. 1380
From bill summary: Requires school facilities constructed or modernized with specified bond funds set aside for career technical education purposes to be used for career technical education purposes for a minimum of 5 years. Requires the governing board of an ...

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CAVetoed 09/2010Postsec.Aligning Cal C Grants with High-Need/-Wage/-Growth Occupations
S.B. 957
Primarily from bill summary: Requires that Cal C grants (which may already only be used for occupational or technical training) be used only for areas of occupational or technical training identified by the Student Aid Commission (areas to be reviewed and upda...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Linked Learning Programs
A.B. 1223
Defines "linked learning programs". Authorizes the commission on teacher credentialing to convene a workgroup consisting of specified members to develop program standards for the issuance of a recognition of study for linked learning competence for holders of ...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12
Community College
Linking CTE Offerings to High-Priority Workforce Needs
S.B. 515
From bill summary: Commencing with the 2012–13 fiscal year, requires as a condition of receiving federal funds provided under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1998, and to the extent permitted under federal law, that schoo...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Partnership Academies in Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Businesses
S.B. 675
From bill summary: Requires the Controller annually to allocate $8,000,000 from the Energy Resources Program Account, upon appropriation by the legislature, to the superintendent of public instruction for expenditure in the form of local grants to be allocated...

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TXAdopted 07/2010P-12Other High School Math Courses for High School Credit
19 TAC 111.52, 60, 61
Provides that students must be awarded at least one-half credit for each semester of a concurrent enrollment course successfully completed. Adds new math courses, including career and technical education (CTE) courses, to the list of courses that count for hig...

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LASigned into law 06/2010P-12Exams for Career/Tech Students
S.B. 490
Relates to xaminations administered to students pursuing a career major curriculum and a career diploma. Requires that construction of end-of-course examination questions reflect content and method of instruction used for related courses.
http://www.legis.stat...

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LASigned into law 06/2010Postsec.
Community College
Scholarship Eligiblity for Career/Technical Award
S.B. 486
Revises Taylor Opportunity Program for Students requirements for students to receive a TOPS-Tech Award. For any student graduating from high school during the 2010-2011 school
year and thereafter, the student may, as an alternative requirement to ACT scores, h...

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TNSigned into law 06/2010P-12
Community College
Cost of Licensing Tests for Adult Students with Financial Need
H.B. 2645
Requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in conjunction with the Department of Education, to develop, implement, and administer a program for the payment of the cost of licensing tests for adult students with financial need who
complete a hi...

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TXAdopted 06/2010P-12Career and Technical Education
19 TAC 75.1021, 1022, 1023, 1024, 1025, 1031
Replaces references to "career and technology education" with "career and technical education". Adds provision stating purpose and goals of career and technical education. Names career and technical student organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Ed...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12State Board of Education Membership
S.B. 379 - Sec. 1 and 2
Requires the state board of education to conduct a formal vote before closing or suspending operations of a vocational-technical school; Requires that at least 2 members of the state board have industrial, trade or technical school experience; Requires that on...

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CTSigned into law 05/2010P-12Vocational-Technical Schools Bus Replacement
S.B. 379 - Sec. 5 and 6
Requires the state board of education to inspect the busses in operation at vocational-technical schools and to replace any school bus in service at a vocational-technical school that is 10 years or older; Requires the superintendent of the vocational-technica...

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GASigned into law 05/2010P-12CTE Exams Substituting for Portions of High School Graduation Exam
H.B. 400 - Amended Section 20-2-281
Directs the state board to consider passage of an industry certification exam or state board-approved licensure exam when considering granting a student a variance from one or more portions of the high school graduation test. Provides that before granting a va...

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MISigned into law 05/2010P-12Educational Development Plan/Student Review
S.B. 757
Part of Michigan's Race to the Top Legisation; requires each pupil to review his or her educational development plan (EDP) in 8th grade and revise the plan as appropriate before entering high school; requires the EDP to also be based on high school readiness s...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Study of Certificates and Diplomas
S.F. 184
Requires MnSCU with business and industry groups and labor unions to study options for lower credit credentials recognized by employers that could be combined into an educational career path leading to a diploma or degree. The study must recognize the need for...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010Postsec.
Community College
Surgical Technologist Pilot
S.F. 184
Directs MnSCU to establish a pilot project with participating health care facilities for the training, education, and employment of certified surgical technologist through partnerships between MnSCU institutions with accredited surgical technologist programs a...

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RISigned into law 05/2010P-12Senate Commission to Study the Funding of Vocational Schools
S.R. 2884
Creates a special senate commission to study the funding of vocational schools in the state. Directs the commission to report its findings and recommendations by March 31, 2011. Provides the commission will expire on June 30, 2015. http://www.rilin.state.ri.us...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12Student Webcam Conversations With Careers
S.B. 121
Requires the Center on Education and Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish a program for students enrolled in grades 7 to 12 to engage in webcam conversations about careers with individuals in this state who have careers in math, science, ag...

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WVSigned into law 05/2010P-12Comprehensive Middle Schools
S.B. 373
Allows, upon application by a county board of education, the School Building Authority (SBA) to allocate and expend certain moneys for school major improvement projects for vocational programs at comprehensive middle schools. Defines "comprehensive middle scho...

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AZSigned into law 04/2010P-12Joint Technical Education Districts
H.B. 2128
Redefines a joint technical education course that is offered by a joint technical education district (JTED) as part of a program that is approved by the career and technical education division of the Arizona Department of Education and that meets the following...

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ORSigned into law 04/2010P-12Professional Development
H.B. 3619A
Establishes Task Force on Education Career Preparation and Development for purpose of improving effectiveness of school teachers, administrators and counselors by building stronger connections between education career preparation institutions and employers of ...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Integrating GIS into Career-Technical and Adult Curriculum
S.B. 2767
Requires the State Board of Education to study the integration of geographic information technology into career and technical education curriculum and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to study the integration of geographic
information technolo...

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COSigned into law 03/2010Postsec.
Community College
Vocational Education at Correction Institutions
H.B. 1112
Adds vocational programs to the educational programs that are offered by the department of corrections pursuant to the Correctional Education Program Act of 1990; Amends an objective of the Act to ensure that every person in a correctional facility who has an ...

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ORTemporary Rule Adoption 03/2010P-12Career and Technical Education Licensure
OAR 584-042-0002, -0006, -0009, -0021, -0031, -0044
Amends rules relating to Career and Technical Education License (CTE) rules to support the redesign of CTE programs ODE has implemented. Establishes an "Instructor Appraisal Committee" to include at least one ODE recognized regional coordinator of career and t...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12
Postsec.
Vocational Program Definition
H.B. 703/S.B. 598
Clarifies that the definition of vocational shall not include instructional programs intended solely for recreation, enjoyment, personal interest, or as a hobby, or courses or programs that prepare individuals to teach such pursuits.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cg...

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WVSigned into law 03/2010P-12Implements the High School Graduation Improvement Act
H.B. 4593
Implements the High School Graduation Improvement Act, which includes: (1) the continued exploration of diverse instructional delivery strategies to accommodate various learning styles that will focus on a statewide dropout intervention and prevention program ...

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CAAdopted 02/2010P-12Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials
Title 5 CCR Sections 80034.1, 80034.2, 80034.3, 80035, 80035.1,80035.5
Allows advanced industry certifications to meet one year of the three years of experience required for the Three-Year Preliminary CTE Teaching Credential, as determined by a Commission-approved program. Accepts one year of general education teaching experience...

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AZAdopted 01/2010P-12Certification Provisions
R7-2-607, -612
Changes the provisional Career and Technical Education certificate to create the flexibility to meet the needs of all applicants.
http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_07/title_07.PDF...

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CASigned into law 01/2010P-12CTE Data
S.B. 1E - Section 3
Directs the department of education, by January 2011, to ensure that the data elements pertaining to success in the 21st century workforce described in the federal America COMPETES Act be collected for career technical education programs operated by a local ed...

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TNSigned into law 01/2010P-12Tennessee First to the Top Act of 2010
S.B. 7005A - H.B. 7010A - Multiple Provisions
Increases the maximum class size for career and technical education classes (CTE) from 25 to 35 students. Limits Basic Education Plan (BEP) funding of CTE classes to the amount provided for academic classes in grades 7-12. Increases the average class size for ...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Community College
Postsec.
Automatic Approval of Academic and Career Technical/Workforce Associate Degree Programs
19 TAC 1.9.E.9.92, .93, .95
Permits automatic higher education coordinating board approval of new academic and career technical/workforce associate degree programs, provided certain criteria are met, including that the institution can certify that, among other indicators:
(1) The progra...

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TXAdopted 11/2009Community College
Postsec.
Program Development in Public Two-Year Colleges
19 TAC 1.9.A.9.1
Adds definitions for the following terms pertaining to higher education coordinating board approval of new academic and career technical/workforce associate degree and certificate programs: "academic degree"; "applied associate degree"; "career technical/workf...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12School Counseling
S.B. 272
Partially from Legislative Counsel's Digest:
States legislative intent relating to the role of school counselors and counseling programs. Authorizes the academic counseling component of educational counseling to include an individualized review of pupil's ac...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12
Postsec.
CTE Courses as Electives for CSU Admissions Requirements
S.B. 147
Requires the trustees of the California State University to develop and implement a procedure for allowing a student to satisfy the completion of a general elective course requirement for the purposes of admission to the university by completing a high school ...

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ALAdopted Rule Filing 09/2009P-12Career/Technical Education
290-6-1
Repeals and rewrites rules regarding career and technical education, including teacher certification, current practices and curriculum, student organizations and requirements for instructional-related expenses....

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CAVetoed 08/2009P-12Work-Based Learning Programs
A.B. 332
Authorizes school districts that maintain high schools to establish work-based learning programs, and to purchase liability insurance for pupils enrolled in programs of study involving work-based learning off school grounds. Authorizes partnership academies, r...

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CASigned into law 08/2009P-12CTE Programs at Regional Occupation Centers/Programs
S.B. 640
Requires an employer advisory board to recommend measures, criteria and methods to evaluate the skills and knowledge of students in a regional occupation center or program established and maintained by a county board of education. Requires an employer advisory...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Green CTE Programs
H.B. 740
Defines "green industries." Requires the state board of education, subject to appropriation, to establish a competitive grant program for the development of pilot programs to assist in the creation and promotion of green career and technical education (CTE) pr...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12Construction Grants for Area Vocational Centers
S.B. 1926
Defines school district to include a jointly owned Type 40 area vocational center, if a joint agreement includes language that specifies how a debt obligation is to be paid, including in the event that an entity withdraws from an agreement. Specifies school co...

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NCSigned into law 07/2009P-12
Postsec.
Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission
S.B. 1069
Establishes the joint legislative Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission to study issues related to economic development through instructional program frameworks that aid in the transition to postsecondary education and future careers, incl...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Business Education, Financial Literacy, and College and Career Readiness
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.0719
Defines "business education" for purposes of this section as including accounting, career development, economics and personal finance, entrepreneurship, information technology, management and marketing. Directs the state board, by July 2010, to adopt business...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Career-Technical Education
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.052, 3306.02(C)
Partially from the DOE summary of H.B. 1:
--Sets the payment for career-technical education services at 3/4 of 1% more than the previous year's amount.
--[Section 3306.02(C)] Defines "career-technical education teacher" for purposes of funding the evidence-ba...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12School Funding Advisory Council
H.B. 1 - Section 3306.29, 3306.291 and 3306.292
Section 3306.29: Establishes the Ohio school funding advisory council. Directs the council, by December 1, 2010 and every other year thereafter, to provide recommendations to the state board, the general assembly and the public for revisions to the adequacy co...

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ORAdopted 07/2009P-12CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
OAR 589-007-0700
Amends rules to prepare Oregonians for the workplace and for college as a part of implementing an integrated workforce delivery system that focuses on developing the skills and talents of Oregonians.
http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/rules/OARS_500/OAR_581/581_to...

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WAAdopted 07/2009P-12Certified Instructional Staff
WAC 392-121-250
Clarifies the definition of "nondegreed" to provide a clearer standard/criteria of what constitutes a nondegreed vocational/career and technical education instructional employee. ...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12Career Option Program
S.B. 259; H.B. 612
Provides for the high school career option program consisting of an academic major and a career major; requires students in grades 9 through 12 to pursue such core curriculum and either general or college preparatory courses or the specific career courses requ...

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MOSigned into law 06/2009P-12School term
S.B. 291- School Flex Program Attendance
Allows a school term for students participating in a school flex program as established in section 160.539 to consist of a combination of actual pupil attendance and attendance
at college or technical career education or approved employment aligned with the s...

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NHSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Transition of Functions and Reporting of the Community College System
S.B. 149
Changes the effective date for the transition of certain functions within the community college system of New Hampshire from July 1, 2009 to July 1, 2011. Provides that the commissioner of the department of education and the chancellor of the community college...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009Community CollegeCareer/Technical
H.B. 3117
Provides that a community college seeking approval from the State Board of Education to offer a new career pathways certificate of completion program must give notice to the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development of the intent to offer the ...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12K-12 Career/Technical
H.B. 2732
Creates the Career and Technical Education Collaboration Task Force for the purpose of increasing collaboration and partnerships among kindergarten through grade 12 schools, community colleges, labor, business and industry in relation to career and technical e...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Increasing Workforce in High-Demand and "Green" Occupations
H.B. 1935 and H.B. 3, Section 64
Establishes the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program and fund to award grants to public junior colleges and public technical institutes, and to eligible nonprofit organizations to:
(1) Develop or support nonprofit organizations' programs that pre...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Subsidy for CTE Certification Exams
H.B. 3646 - Section 22
Amends provisions related to state subsidies for employer certification exams taken by career/technical students. Eliminates requirement that student demonstrate financial need. Specifies that eligible students must be in a program preparing for employment in ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Changes to Funding Formula
H.B. 3646 - Sections 49-51 and 53-55
Section 49: Creates new section 42.008. Caps any funding increase that might occur to $350 per student.
Section 50: Amends basic allotment formula.
Section 51: Amends Section 42.106, "Tuition Allotment for Districts Not Offering All Grade Levels."
Section 53: ...

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TXAdopted 06/2009P-12Teacher Certification
19 TAC 7.230.P.230.481 -.483
Amends 230.483(a)(4) to allow educator preparation programs to prepare teachers for health science technology education certification and trade and industrial education certification in one year. Amends 230.483(c) to clarify teaching experience may be used i...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12Revised K-12 Curriculum Requirements
H.B. 3 - Section 25
Requires the state board to adopt rules requiring students in grades 6-8 to complete at least one fine arts course.

Each time the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board revises the Internet database of the coordinating board's official statewide inventory ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12State Plan for Career and Technology Education
H.B. 3 - Section 41
Requires the state plan for career and technology education developed by the state education agency to ensure that career and technology education provides a rigorous course of
study (consistent with the required curriculum that all districts must offer) and u...

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COSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Dual Enrollment and Career/Tech Programs
S.B. 285
Includes career and technical education program providers among the institutions of higher education that are permitted to offer concurrent enrollment opportunities to high school students; adds representatives of career and technical education program provide...

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GAVetoed 05/2009P-12Career Test Substituting for Exit Exam
S.B. 178, Section 11
Directs the state board to consider a passing score on an employer or industry certification exam or state board-approved state licensure exam when considering whether to grant a student a waiver from one or more sections of the graduation exam requirement. Pr...

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GAVetoed 05/2009P-12College- and Work-Ready Programs of Study
S.B. 178 Section 10, Part 1
Enacts the "Building Resourceful Individuals to Develop Georgia's Economy Act". Directs the department of education to develop focused programs of study in high demand, high skill and high wage academic and career fields, which may include aerospace, health ca...

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KYAdopted 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Tuition and Fees
780 KAR 2:140
Repeals and re-establishes a refund policy for tuition charges for career and technology programs/classes in Kentucky TECH schools, and for continuing education classes for adults. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/780/002/140.htm
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KYAdopted 05/2009P-12Compensation for Specified CTE Activities
780 KAR 3:020
Specifies dollar amounts to be paid certified or equivalent career/technical education staff for
(1) Administering the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Performance Test
(2) Each lesson plan used as a model for other classes in area technolog...

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MOSigned into law 05/2009P-12Career Technical
H.B. 490
Allows all public career-technical schools to participate in the A+ Schools Program.
http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bills/hb490.htm -...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12Career Development Facilitation
H.B. 1400 - Career Development Section
Requires the department to develop a program leading to a certificate in career development facilitation. The department shall award the certificate to any individual who:
a. Holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education;
b. ...

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NDSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Career & Technical Education Scholarship, Academic Scholarship
H.B. 1400 - Scholarships
Any resident student who graduates from a high school during or after the 2010-11 school year is eligible to receive a North Dakota career and technical education scholarship provided the student completes all requirements for a high school diploma and:
1. a. ...

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NESigned into law 05/2009P-12Center for Student Leadership and Extended Learnings Act
L.B. 476
Adopts the Center for Student Leadership and Extended Learnings Act.From statement of intent: creates the Center for Student Leadership and Extended Learning Act, and provides state support for establishing and maintaining within the State Department of Educat...

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OHAdopted 05/2009P-12Career/Technical Education Programs
OAC 3301-61-03
Amends criteria for secondary workforce development (career/technical education) programs. Requires all workforce development programs to be approved by the state department of education. Specifies that technical and academic course offerings in state-approved...

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OHAdopted 05/2009P-12Career-Based Intervention Programs
OAC 3301-61-05 and -18
Establishes criteria for career-based intervention (CBI) programs, which provides grade 7-12 students who are disadvantaged (either academically, economically or both) with classroom instruction, academic intervention and instruction, and work-based learning e...

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OKSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Community College
State Board of Career and Technology Education
S.B. 63
Relates to the State Board of Career and Technology Education; requires budgeting in certain categories and amounts; requires certain performance measures; provides for duties and compensation of employees; limits salary of the Director; provides budgetary lim...

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ORSigned into law 05/2009P-12
Community College
Career/Technical
H.B. 2109
Relates to professional technical education; amends various provisions to conform to changes in terminology in federal law; changes the terms professional technical education and professional technical training to career and technical education and career and ...

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ORSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Career/Technical
H.B. 2108
Requires school that confers or offers to confer academic degree to be licensed as career school for course or program that does not lead to academic degree until the school meets specified requirements; clarifies the types of schools subject to career school ...

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TNSigned into law 05/2009Postsec.
Community College
Cooperative Career and Technical Programs
S.B. 1084
Relates to board of regents; requires the board of regents to study feasibility of cooperative career and technical programs between LEAs and Tennessee technology centers or other two-year institutions offering career and technical education.
http://www.capito...

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WASigned into law 05/2009P-12
Postsec.
Workforce Development
S.B. 5554
Alters the job skills program which provides grants to public and private secondary or postsecondary institutions and career schools or colleges for the development or expansion of job skills training; provides that the program shall give priority to applicati...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Strengthening Vocational and Technical Education
S.B. 955
Concerns vocational and technical education in public high schools; provides that a student who successfully completes an approved vocational or technical career pathway or program of study at a public high school shall be awarded a certificate of attainment w...

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IDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Professional/Technical Education Funding
S.B. 1208
Appropriates funds to the State Board for Professional-Technical Education for the Division of Professional-Technical Education for fiscal year 2010; reappropriates certain unexpended and unencumbered balances; provides legislative intent on personnel costs; d...

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MTSigned into law 04/2009P-12Montana Youth Challenge Program
S.B. 216
Allows school district trustees to enter into an interlocal agreement with the Montana Youth Challenge Program to provide educational or vocational services to a student who is a resident of the district; allows a school district to include a resident student ...

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NESigned into law 04/2009Community CollegeVocational Training for Public Assistance Recipients
L.B. 458
Provides for vocational training for public assistance recipients; provides that for creating the self-sufficiency contract and meeting the applicant's work activity requirement, an applicant shall be allowed to engage in vocational training that leads to an a...

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NMSigned into law 04/2009P-12Apprenticeship Programs for High School Students
S.B. 46
Allows school districts to provide for industry-taught or -guided pre- apprenticeship programs for qualified high school students; provides for approval of pre- apprenticeship programs, providers and industry instructors; exempts industry instructors from lice...

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WASigned into law 04/2009Community CollegeTechnical College Degrees
H.B. 1328
Allows public technical colleges to offer degrees that prepare students to transfer to certain bachelor degree programs. Chapter 64
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009-10/Pdf/Bills/House%20Passed%20Legislature/1328-S.PL.pdf...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12Career/Technical Education
S.B. 5676
Provides for career and technical education opportunities for middle school students; provides that a middle school that receives approval from the office of the superintendent of public instruction to provide a career and technical program in science, technol...

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WASigned into law 04/2009P-12High School Diploma
H.B. 1758
Expands options for students to earn high school diplomas; expands students' options and choices for completing high school by awarding diplomas to students who complete certain postsecondary programs. Chapter 524
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2009...

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WVAdopted 04/2009Postsec.
Community College
ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM FOR PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION
Title 135, Series 49
Provides rules from The West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College regarding an accountability system for public higher education in the state. Relates to the development of statewide master plans, the process of entering into state and institut...

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KSSigned into law 03/2009P-12
Community College
Career Technical Education
H.B. 2003
Concerns postsecondary career technical education; relates to a funding formula and updates terminology from vocational education to career technical education; provides that the postsecondary technical education authority shall develop a credit hour funding d...

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SDSigned into law 03/2009P-12Job Corps
S.B. 126
Revises certain provisions regarding school attendance and enrollment in the Job Corps.
http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2009/Bills/SB126ENR.pdf...

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SDSigned into law 02/2009P-12Multidistrict, Career and Technical Academy
H.B. 1044
Defines "Multidistrict, career and technical academy," as an educational entity designed to provide career and technical education and academic courses that prepare youth for a wide range of careers that require varying levels of education. Strengthens integra...

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UTAdopted 02/2009P-12Career and Technical Education Licenses
R277-518
Changes Applied Technology Education (ATE) to Career and Technical Education (CTE) throughout R277-518. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2008/20081201/32143.htm...

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UTAdopted 02/2009P-12Career and Technical Education
R277-911
Replaces reference to "tech prep" with reference to "CTE pathway," defined as a planned CTE/academic continuum of courses within a CTE field beginning in the 9th grade and continuing with postsecondary training culminating in an associate's degree, apprentices...

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LAAdopted 11/2008P-12Career and Tech. Course Offerings and Standards
LAC 28:CXV.2373
Relates to agricultural education. Updates career and technical course offerings to be more aligned with national standards.
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v115/28v115.doc...

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CASigned into law 09/2008P-12
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Course articulation
A.B. 876
Requests the California State University, and the University of California to take specified actions with respect to the recognition of career technical education coursework in connection with the admissions criteria of the respective universities. Chapter 650...

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ILVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 09/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Study of Current and Projected Shortages in Critical Occupations and Skill Sets
S.B. 2632
Subject to appropriation, requires the department of commerce and economic opportunity to conduct a study to identify current and projected shortages in critical occupations and specific skill sets within businesses and industries, and to devise strategies to ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2008P-12Assorted Amendments to the School Code
S.B. 2482
Repeals the Professional Development Block Grant. Amends requirements related to annual census for special education, such that census must include students age 3 to 21 (rather than birth to 21) receiving special education services. Eliminates requirement that...

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MOAdopted 08/2008Postsec.career educators
5 CSR 80-800.280
Amends rule to incorporate 2008 changes. Updates certification requirements for Library Media Specialist certificate in Compendium of Missouri Certification Requirements. Updates certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of January 2008....

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SCSigned into law 08/2008P-12School-to-Work
H.B. 4934
(Joint Resolution) Approves regulations of the Board of Education; relates to the School to Work Transition Act.
http://www.scstatehouse.net/html-pages/house2.html...

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SDAdopted 08/2008P-12CAREER/TECHNICAL EDUCATION, EARLY INTERVENTION RULES
24:10:42:24; 24:43:13:01; 24:43:13:02
Amends Career/Technical Education rules to improve the accountability system. Amends Early Intervention Program rules for clarification, eligibility changes and rate changes. Amends Accreditation and School Improvement rules regarding certification of non- cer...

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LASigned into law 07/2008Postsec.
Community College
TOPS-Tech Award
H.B. 1278
Amends provisions of law related to the Tuition Opportunity Program for Students Tech Award (TOPS-Tech Award). Effective with the 2009-2010 award year and thereafter, expands eligibility to include any school registered by the state board of cosmetology and an...

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RISigned into law 07/2008P-12Apprenticeship Classroom Training
H.B. 7931
Authorizes the board of regents for elementary and secondary education to authorize vocational schools to provide apprenticeship classroom training to students subject to the approval of the Rhode Island department of labor and training state apprenticeship co...

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AZSigned into law 06/2008P-12Career and Technical Finance
H.B. 2234
Prohibits a joint technological education district (JTED) from spending Class B bond proceeds to construct or renovate a facility located on the campus of a school in a school district that participates in the JTED unless the facility is only used to provide c...

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CTSigned into law 06/2008P-12Career/Tech -- Agriculture Science and Technology
H.B. 5869
Concerns agriculture science and technology education; increases state support of regional agriculture science programs by increasing the per pupil operating grant and the transportation grant; redesignates vocational agriculture programs as agriculture scienc...

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FLSigned into law 06/2008P-12High School Programs - Career/Tech & Virtual Schools
S.B. 1906
Relates to alternative high school courses and programs. Establishes a pilot project for awarding high school credit for industry certification programs. Requires school districts to indicate interest in the pilot project. Provides for specified courses to be ...

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LASigned into law 06/2008P-12
Postsec.
Workforce Training Rapid Response Fund
H.B. 1018
Establishes the Workforce Training Rapid Response Fund. Authorizes the board of supervisors of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to use such funds for various purposes, including for education directed at refining or developing literacy or o...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council
S.B. 459
Establishes an Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council to advise the Department of Education in the implementation, evaluation, and expansion of the advanced manufacturing curriculum, to assist the department in pursuing public and private funds in o...

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VTSigned into law 06/2008P-12
Community College
Access to Technical Education
H.B. 885
Relates to economic and workforce development.
Section 11 of this bill (The Adult technical education; workforce education and training; report) requires the commissioner of education to:
(1) Outline and review the current method or methods by which tuition ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2008Postsec.
Community College
private vocational programs
S.B. 1431
Exempts a school that solely provides an instructional program for certified nursing assistants that is licensed by the Nursing Board from the requirement that a private vocational program license be held in order to operate a private vocational program. Chapt...

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AZVetoed 05/2008P-12Curriculum
H.B. 2557
Provides that a school district shall not eliminate or reduce instruction in physical education, the arts, music, career and technical education, or vocational education unless the reduction or elimination is necessary for budgetary reasons, unless the governi...

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IASigned into law 05/2008P-12Core Curriculum
S.F. 2216 - Core Curriculum
Amends previous language to remove "voluntary model" from the establishment of core curriculum for grades 9-12, beginning with students graduating in the 2010-2011 class. Prohibits the state board from requiring specific textbooks. Requires core curriculum tec...

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MOAdopted 05/2008P-12CAREER EDUCATION
5 CSR 60-120.010
Incorporates the current state plan for career education.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/5csr/5c60-120.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Board of Private Vocational Schools
S.B. 1211
Relates to the Board of Private Vocational Schools; requires budgeting in certain categories and amounts; requires certain performance measures; provides for duties and compensation of employees; limits salary of the Director; provides budgetary limitations. h...

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OKSigned into law 05/2008P-12Career and Technology Education
H.B. 2290
Relates to the State Board of Career and Technology Education; makes an appropriation; authorizes the expenditure of certain funds; provides for the budgeting of funds in certain categories and amounts; requires performance measures for budget categories; prov...

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TNSigned into law 05/2008P-12Work Experience and Career Employment Programs
H.B. 2891
Permits the creation of work experience and career employment programs that provide study and employment in career and technical education programs for students 14 years of age or older; provided, that such programs comply with state and federal law on employm...

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COSigned into law 04/2008P-12Career/Technical Policies
H.B. 1079
Relates to technical education; replaces the term vocational education with the term career and technical education in certain statutes; requires career and technical education funds to be distributed based on actual expenditures by participating school distri...

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COAdopted 04/2008P-12
Community College
Revisions to Colorado's Vocational Act
8 CCR 1504-2
Clarifies rules regarding the Colorado Vocational Act of 1970, including changing the phrase "Vocational Education" to "Career and Technical Education", revising the process of distributing monies to the districts so they're based on actual costs and actual st...

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MESigned into law 04/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
High School and Postsecondary Integration
H.B. 1549
(Resolve)Directs the Department of Education to recommend to the Board of Education an innovative model of consolidated and integrated secondary and postsecondary education; concerns facilities for a regional high school, a fully integrated career and technica...

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SDAdopted 04/2008Postsec.Career and Technical Education
24:10:45:01, :02, :06 thru :10, inclusive, :16, :17
Amends rules to assure that current practices for training instructional staff at the post-secondary technical institutes are up-to-date by changing from "vocational" to "career and technical," and to change the number of credits required in the first two year...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12
Postsec.
Economic/Workforce Development
S.B. 1256
Provides an exception from the merit system for employees of the Idaho Career Information System; establishes the Career Information System within the Department of Labor to help citizens understand the link between educational preparation and work, explore ed...

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IDSigned into law 03/2008P-12career/technical education
S.B. 1474
Appropriates a specified sum to the State Board for Professional Technical Education for the Division of Professional Technical Education; reappropriates unexpended and unencumbered fund balances. Chapter 245
http://www3.idaho.gov/oasis/S1474.html...

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12Career and Technical Education Courses
LAC 28:CXV.2377
Amends rules relating to the Entrepreneurship Content Standards Curriculum Framework. Updates and lists career and technical course offerings. See page 58
http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/lac/28v115/28v115.doc...

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LAAdopted 03/2008P-12Entrepreneurship Content Standards & Career/Tech
LAC 28:CXLIII.Chapters 1-5
Amends rules relating to the Entrepreneurship Content Standards Curriculum Framework. Discusses specific skills, traits, characteristics, objectives and benchmarks of the standards, and relation to other subjects. Relates to Career & Tech programs.
http://doa....

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NHSigned into law 03/2008Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Career Schools
S.B. 173
Amends the procedures for regulation of private postsecondary career schools.
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2008/SB0173.html...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12
Community College
Career Readiness Certification Program
H.B. 1526
From fiscal impact statement: HB 1526 creates the Virginia Career Readiness Certification Program to certify the workplace and college readiness skills of Virginians, in order to better prepare them for continued education and workforce training, successful em...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Expansion of Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program
S.B. 169
Expands the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program to include those teacher candidates pursuing an endorsement in career and technical education. This bill is a recommendation
from the Joint Subcommittee to Study Science, Math, and Technology Education in ...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Industry Certification
S.B. 326
Requires the Board of Education to develop a plan for increasing the number of students receiving industry certification and state licensure as part of their career and technical education; requires the plan to include an annual goal for school divisions.
http...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Career Readiness Certificate Program
S.B. 756
Creates the Virginia Career Readiness Certificate Program to certify the workplace and college readiness skills of Virginians, in order to better prepare them for continued education and workforce training, successful employment, and career advancement. The Vi...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Career and Technical Education Act
S.B. 6377
The bill requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to develop a re-approval schedule for all career and technical education (CTE) programs and must establish performance measures and targets for CTE programs in specified areas. Dis...

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AKAdopted 02/2008P-12Work-Ready/College-Ready Transitional Skills Assessment
4 AAC 06.715, .717
Establishes a program curriculum and benchmark assessments to ensure that students in Alaska have the basic or transitional skills required for a successful transition into college and/or the workplace. ALASKA 3558...

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SDSigned into law 02/2008P-12finance--career and technical education
S.B. 155
Provides state aid to education to certain school districts for students who currently attend a high school primarily focused on career and technical education that is operated by an eligible school district and who, immediately prior to attending the high sch...

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VASigned into law 02/2008P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Career and Technical Teacher Recruitment
H.B. 506
Relates to the Teaching Scholarship Loan Program to increase the number of candidates pursuing careers in career and technical education.
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?081+ful+HB506ER...

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CASigned into law 10/2007P-12Teacher credentials
S.B. 52
Renames the designated subjects vocational education teaching credential the designated subjects preliminary career technical education teaching credential. Repeals authority for issuance and renewal of designated subjects teaching credentials for part-time se...

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MOAdopted 10/2007P-12
Postsec.
Teacher certification,
5 CSR 80-800.270
Amends rule to incorporate changes in the Compendium for 2007. Deletes certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/5csr/5c80-800.pdf
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MOAdopted 10/2007P-12
Postsec.
Teacher certification
5 CSR 80-800.380
Amends rule to incorporate 2007 Compendium changes. Deletes certification requirements for Postsecondary Career Educators as of June 2007.
http://www.sos.mo.gov/adrules/csr/current/5csr/5c80-800.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2007Postsec.private postsecondary
S.B. 45
Extends the provisions of the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989. Provides for the extension of voluntary agreements with institutions regarding compliance with related state statutes. Authorizes accredited institutions to make s...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Career education
A.B. 598
Authorizes a community college or apprentice training instructor to teach a career technical education course in a subject that is not a core academic subject on a high school campus. Authorizes a pupil to take an apprenticeship, job training, or community col...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12Career education facilities
S.B. 13
Requires the State Department of Education to include in the application for school districts for new construction funding certain questions relating to career technical education facilities, including whether the funding would be used for facilities related t...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12Career/Technical Education
A.B. 597
Makes the State Department of Education responsible for the creation of comprehensive, easy to access, user-friendly Web site pages with specified information about opportunities and programs available in the state on career technical education in elementary a...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Career education
A.B. 666
Relates to existing law that establishes an incentive grant program for the purpose of improving, expanding, and establishing instructional programs in home economics careers and technology career technical education to improve the academic achievement and car...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12
Postsec.
P-16
A.B. 428
Requires each school district offering any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, prior to class registration, for each school in the district, to provide parents or guardians with written notification relating to the courses offered by the school satisfying the requir...

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VTAdopted 09/2007P-12EDUCATOR LICENSING
16 VSA 164(5), -1691a, -1692, -1695, -1697, -1792(a), -1751, -59
Amends rules pertaining to Career and Technical (CTE) educator licensing. The goals of the changes to the CTE endorsements are to:
break down the wall between "regular" education and career and technical education endorsements, in support of the broader goa...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Agricultural Science Teacher Training Continuum and Incentive Funding Grants
H.B. 1922
Subject to appropriation, requires the state board of education to develop a secondary-level agricultural science teacher training continuum and to provide incentive funding grants to the agriculture science teacher education programs at Illinois State Univers...

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LAAdopted 08/2007P-12CTE Course Offerings
LAC 28:CXV.Chapter 23
Updates career and technical education course offerings so that they are more aligned with national standards. Pages 6-8 of 79: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0708/0708RUL.pdf...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2007P-12Project EAST
H.B. 1630
Relates to high school-level project EAST (environmental and spatial technology), which integrates cutting-edge technology, such as computer-assisted drafting, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and computer graphic applications such a...

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NHSigned into law 07/2007P-12Admission of Students With Two Years High School
H.B. 822
Requires regional vocational schools to accept students who have completed 2 years of high school regardless of the number of credits earned; allows students to enroll in regional vocational schools when the department of education determines it would be in th...

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Pennsylvania Technical College Program
H.B. 842 -- Article XIX-F
This section of H.B. 842 establishes the Pennsylvania Technical College Program as a competititve grant program (to the extent that funds appropriated can support) to prepare students in educationally underserved areas for high-demand occupations that requrie ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2007P-12
Postsec.
Workforce and Career Preparation
S.B. 1232
Creates the State Career and Professional Education Act to improve academic performance and to respond to workforce needs; requires a school district to develop strategic plans to address and meet local and regional workforce needs and to establish a career an...

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TNSigned into law 06/2007P-12Career and Technical Education
H.B. 1225
Requires the Tennessee council for career and technical education to conduct a study to determine proper methods for integrating career and technical education courses and to report its findings and recommendations to the chair of the education committees for ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2007P-12Awareness of Career and Technology Education
H.B. 3485
From bill analysis: The purpose of this bill is to raise awareness about the value of career and technology education by including it in existing policies that impact student course-taking decisions. In this way, students, parents, and educators will consider ...

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CTSigned into law 05/2007P-12Technical High Schools Committee
S.B. 1283
Relates to the advisory committee on technical high schools; reconstitutes the state-wide technical high school advisory committee with members appointed by the State Board of Education; makes recommendations to the State Board of Education concerning the cons...

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HISigned into law 05/2007P-12Career/Technical Education and STEM
S.B. 885 (Section 1-10)
Directs the department of education to establish and administer a career and technical education program that meets the requirements of the federal Perkins Act of 2006. Provides the department's program may include:
(1) Pathway programs of study, includ...

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INSigned into law 05/2007P-12Workforce Proficiency Panel
S.B. 345
Repeals provisions establishing the vocational technical proficiency panel (also called the workforce proficiency panel); repeals a provision that requires the panel to adopt standards for postsecondary certificates of achievement for technical education progr...

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KSSigned into law 05/2007Postsec.
Community College
Postsecondary Technical Education Authority
H.B. 2556
Establishes the postsecondary technical education authority. Provides that when making appointments of the representatives of Kansas business and industry and the general public, consideration must be given to individuals recognized for their knowledge or expe...

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NDSigned into law 05/2007P-12Career and Technical Education, Enrepreneurship Education
H.B. 1019
Increases funding for for the Department of Career & Technical Education by $4.9 million, 29 percent over from the previous biennium. The $4.9 million in this legislation is part of a total $8 million increase in workforce training funds coordinated between K-...

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NVSigned into law 05/2007P-12Career and Technical Education Reporting
A.B. 131
Requires reports of accountability information for public schools to include certain information regarding pupils enrolled in career and technical education. Revises provisions governing the acquisition of joint facilities and projects by school districts for ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Reimbursement for Certification Exams
H.B. 2383
Entitles a student to reimbursement for the cost of a certification examination upon completion of a school district's career and technology program in which a student receives instruction for employment in a certain trade or occupation if the student passes t...

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IDSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Idaho Digital Learning Academy
S.B. 1237 (Sections 12-14)
Strikes existing provision that funding for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy be provided from an annual budget request to the legislature from the superintendent of public instruction. Creates new section providing that a portion of the annual legislative ap...

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VASigned into law 04/2007P-12Technical Diploma
H.B. 2039
Requires the state board to establish the requirements for a technical diploma. This diploma shall meet or exceed the requirements of a standard diploma and will include a concentration in career and technical education, as established in Board regulations. A ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Community College
Postsec.
Private Vocational Schools
S.B. 5402
It is clarified that private vocational schools must meet the minimum requirements to obtain and maintain an operating license. Private vocational schools must demonstrate their financial viability and responsibility to the Workforce Training and Education Coo...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12
Community College
Skill Centers
S.B. 5790
Creates a new chapter addressing skill centers. Beginning in the 2007- 08 school year, students attending skill centers will be funded for all classes at the skill center and the sending district up to 1.6 full time equivalent (FTE) students, or as determined ...

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IDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Professional-Technical Regional Public Charter Schools
S.B. 1088
Allows for the creation of "professional-technical regional public charter schools." Provides that a professional-technical regional public charter school must meet the standards and qualifications established by the division of professional-technical educatio...

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LAAdopted 03/2007P-12High School Coursetaking
LAC 28:CXV.2319
Adds Database Programming with PL/SQL, Java Programming, Database Design and Programming and Digital Media I/II to the computer/technology courses that may fulfill the 1 unit computer/technology requirement for an optional career area of concentration. Pages 8...

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SDVetoed 03/2007Community College
Postsec.
State Board of Technical Institutes
S.B. 95
Establishes a State Board of Technical Institutes, to provide for its powers, duties, and responsibilities, and to provide for the transfer of authority over public postsecondary technical education from the Department of Education to the State Board of Techni...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Career & Technical Education Diploma
S.B. 1147, H.B. 2039
Directs the Board of Education to establish the requirements for a technical diploma, which must meet or exceed the requirements of a standard diploma and include a concentration in career and technical education. The bill is identical to HB 2039, which also p...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Standards, Assessment, Professional Development & Code of Conduct Updates
S.B. 795
Provides for the phasing out of the eighth grade cumulative history test in the 2007-2008 school year, and the implementation of the United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to the Present, and Civics and Economics tests in the 2008-2009 scho...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12Career & Technical Education Project Contractor Licensing Requirements Exemption
H.B. 2757
Exempts from the contractor licensing requirements work undertaken by students as part of a career and technical education project as defined in 22.1-228 established by any school board in accordance with Article 5 ( 22.1-228 et seq.) of Chapter 13 of Title...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12
Community College
Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education Sunset Date Extension
H.B. 2040
Extends the sunset date for the Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education until July 1, 2012. The 17-member advisory council is charged with submitting recommendations for career and technical education that shall include policies and goals for caree...

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OHAdopted 02/2007P-12Diploma with Honors Criteria
OAC 3301-13-07, -16-01, -02
Revises criteria for awarding the diploma with honors for both the college preparatory and career-technical curriculum options, effective with the Class of 2011. Reduces criteria eligible students must meet to 7 out of 8 for both curriculum options (through Cl...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12Reporting Number of Career & Tech. Ed. Students
H.B. 1978, S.B. 1148
Requires local school boards to include in their annual report to the Board of Education the number of students who have met the requirements for a career and technical concentration or specialization and all requirements for high school graduation or an appro...

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IDAdopted 01/2007P-12
Postsec.
Graduation Requirements and Advanced Opportunities
IDAPA 08.02.03
Increases total number of credits required for high school graduation to 46 credits (23 Carnegie units) starting with the 2013 graduating class. Increases math requirements to 3 units and science requirements to 3 units. Requires students to take the ACT, SAT,...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12
Postsec.
College and Work Readiness
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3301.43
Requires that the partnership for continued learning, in conjunction with the Ohio board of regents and the state board, recommend a means of assessing high school students' college and work readiness, especially in English and mathematics. The partnership is ...

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OHSigned into law 12/2006P-12Ohio Core Graduation Requirements
S.B. 311-- Sec. 3313.603(A), (B), (C) Part 1, (K) adn (L)
Increases high school graduation requirements for students entering grade 9 during the 2010-2011 school year (Class of 2014). Increases math units from 3 to 4; requires one unit of Algebra II or its equivalent. Existing 3-unit requirement in science calls for ...

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UTAdopted 11/2006P-12Per Pupil Funding & Attendance/Completion Recordkeeping
R277-419
Allows exceptions to the minimum number of instructional hours and schools days per year for individual students and schools; requires Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to ensure that accurate records of daily st...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Career Technical Education Coordinating Council
A.B. 2115
Establishes the Career Technical Education Coordinating Council for purposes of identifying state and federal career education programs in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive and recommending ways to coordinate programs and funding to enhance the econom...

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CASigned into law 09/2006Postsec.Career/Technical Education Standards
S.B. 1543
Adds a provision to the Donahoe Higher Education Act that if either the University of California or California State University had not adopted model uniform academic standards for career technical education that will satisfy the completion of a general electi...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Digital Arts Program
A.B. 252
Establishes the Digital Arts Studio Partnership Program to train youth in digital technology arts. Requires the program to be administered by the Lieutenant Governor's Office. Requires the office to contract with a nonprofit corporation to implement the progra...

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LAAdopted 08/2006P-12Career and Technical Education Course Offerings
LAC 28:CXV.2319, 2377, and 2387
Updates Career and Technical course offerings to make these more aligned with national standards. Pages 3-5 of 55: http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0608/0608RUL.pdf...

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WAAdopted 08/2006P-12Funds for Vocational Skills Centers
WAC 392-121-465
Amends the formula for and distribution of state moneys for state incentive grants for increased enrollment in vocational skills centers programs. Implements language in the 2006 budget directing the Office to develop criteria to award incentive grants to enco...

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LAAdopted 07/2006P-12Trade and Industrial Education Curricula
LAC 28:CXXVII.Chapters 1-7
Updates Career and Technical course offerings to be more aligned with national standards. http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/reg/0607/0607RUL.pdf...

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PAAdopted 07/2006P-12Academic Standards for Career Education and Work
22 PA. Code Ch. 4
Establishes rules relating to academic standards and assessment. Adds academic standards for Career Education and Work. Specifies academic standards to be achieved by students enrolled at various grade levels in the public schools of this Commonwealth. PENNSYL...

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TXAdopted 07/2006P-12Foreign Language Courses and Tech Prep Progam
19 TAC 2.74.D.74.43, .44
Allows for students who are at higher proficiency levels to meet the graduation requirements by taking higher level language courses. Clarifies that Tech prep is a program of study, not a course. TEXAS 99898...

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TXAdopted 07/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Tech-Prep Programs and Consortia
19 TAC 1.9.K.9.201 -.206
Establishes purpose, authority and general provisions for Tech-Prep Consortia. Outlines the state administration of Tech-Prep Programs and Consortia. Establishes the responsibilities of the consortia. Establishes the criteria for a statewide system to evaluate...

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VARule Adoption 07/2006P-12Standards For Accrediting Public Schools
8 VAC 20-131-10 thru -320 non seq.
Amends regulations establishing standards for accrediting public schools in Virginia. The amendments include additional options for students to meet the requirements for graduation; change the methodology for calculating accreditation ratings; create greater ...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12Vocational Agricultural Education Program
H.B. 2179
Provides for the establishment of a vocational agriculture education program to provide assistance to school districts for the coordination of the activities of student agricultural organizations and associations.

Requires the director of the vocational agric...

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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12Vocational, Technical, and Career Pathway Education Teachers
S.B. 2887
Increases the number of vocational, technical, and career pathway education teachers by directing the Hawaii Teachers Standards Board to set alternative criteria and establish other measures of qualification necessary for these types of teachers to meet licens...

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IASigned into law 06/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Identifying Quality Instructional Centers at Community Colleges
S.B. 2272 - Section 18
Deletes provision requiring the director of the department of education to develop an application and review process for the identification of quality instructional centers at community colleges (section 256.9, subsection 40). Program identification criteria w...

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LASigned into law 06/2006P-12
Community College
Early College/Dual Enrollment
S.B. 749
Requires and provides incentives for high schools and postsecondary institutions to maximize the shared use of facilities, technology, faculty, and other resources to provide articulated and reciprocal technical training to high school students and recent high...

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OKSigned into law 06/2006P-12
Postsec.
State Board of Career and Technology Education
H.B. 1013B
Appropriates funds to the state board of career and technology education. Sets budgetary limitations, requires performance measures for budget categories, provides a formula for the salary calculation of vocational teachers and provides for grants.
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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Providing a Comprehensive Education
H.B. 7087 (Section 10)
District school boards and superintendents must prescribe and adopt standards and policies to provide each student the opportunity to receive a complete education program, including language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health, physical educati...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Florida Ready to Work Certification Program
H.B. 7087 (Section 35)
Creates the Florida Ready to Work Certification Program to enhance the workplace skills of Florida's students to better prepare them for successful employment in specific occupations. The program may be conducted in public middle and high schools, community co...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006P-12Career and Professional Academies
H.B. 7087 (Section 27)
Creates career and professional academies, defined as a research-based program that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with an industry-driven career curriculum. The academies may be offered by public schools, school districts, or the Florida Virtual Sc...

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GASigned into law 05/2006P-12Career and Technical Education Oversight Commission
H.B. 1228
Creates the Career and Technical Education Oversight Commission. Requires the head of the career and technical education program of the department of education to report annually to the commission regarding the conditions, needs, issues and problems of the pr...

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GASigned into law 05/2006P-12Agricultural Education Advisory Commission
H.B. 1227
Creates the Agricultural Education Advisory Commission. Requires the head of the agricultural education program of the Department of Education to report annually to commission regarding the conditions, needs, issues and problems of the program. Requires the co...

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KSSigned into law 05/2006P-12Bilingual Weighting Funds
S.B. 549 - Section 13, 16, 27
Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the bilingual weighting to pay the cost of providing at-risk and preschool-aged at-risk education programs and services. Authorizes districts to spend funds received from the preschool-aged at-risk weighting to...

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LASigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
High School/Community College Linkages
H.B. 1023
Requires the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges to work with Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to improve linkages and career and technical education pathways between high schools and community and technical colleges. Re...

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MOSigned into law 05/2006P-12"Ready to Work" Endorsement Program
S.B. 894
Directs the department of education to develop a "ready to work" endorsement program by June 30, 2007. Provides that the program must include:

(1) Voluntary participation by high school seniors who choose to participate;
(2) Academic components;
(3) Work re...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Powers and Duties of the State Board of Career and Technology Education
H.B. 2983
Expands powers and duties of the State Board of Career and Technology Education.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2005-06bills/HB/HB2983_ENR.RTF...

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TNSigned into law 05/2006P-12Renaming of Vo-Tech Division in SDE
H.B. 4040; S.B. 3919
Concerns Education; renames the division of vocational-technical education within the department of education as the division of career and technical education; revises membership of the Tennessee council for vocational-technical education.
http://www.legislat...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Commission to Develop the Next Generation Initiative
S.B. 312
Relates to higher education. Creates a commission to develop the next generation initiative to encourage Vermonters to live and work in Vermont. Proposes the commission consider a broad range of ideas to meet this goal, including:
(1) Strategies to ensure t...

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IDAdopted 04/2006P-12Advanced Opportunities
IDAPA 08.02.03
Requires all high schools, effective July 1, 2007, to provide Advanced Opportunities (defined as Advanced Placement courses, dual credit courses, Tech Prep, or International Baccalaureate programs), or provide opportunities for students to take courses at the ...

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ILAdopted 04/2006P-12High Technology School-to-Work
14 IAC 110.170
Identifies 10 criteria the department must use when reviewing grant proposals and making awards for the High Technology School-to-Work Program. Criteria include the appropriateness of the targeted industries and occupations; the appropriateness of the targete...

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ILAdopted 04/2006P-12High School Graduation Requirements
23 IAC 1.440
Changes reference to "career education" to "career and technical education." Clarifies differences between courses high schools must offer, courses students must take, and courses students must pass to graduate. Clarifies that all high school students must t...

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KYSigned into law 04/2006P-12Kentucky Workforce Investment Board
S.B. 57
Relates to reorganization; designates the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board as the sole state agency responsible for the administration of vocational and technical education and the supervision of the administration of vocational and technical education; per...

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LAAdopted 04/2006P-12General Career and Technical Education Course Offerings
LAC 28:CXV.2377
Revises current course offerings, bringing them in line with current industry standards. http://www.doa.state.la.us/osr/reg/0604/0604RUL.pdf (page 5 of 106)...

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MISigned into law 04/2006P-12New High School Graduation Requirements
H.B. 5606
Establishes statewide high school graduation requirements effective with the class of 2010, including 4 units English; 3 units science, including biology and either chemistry or physics. Strongly encourages students to complete a fourth credit in science, such...

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MSSigned into law 04/2006P-12Alternative Diploma
H.B. 214
Directs the department of education to design and implement an alternative high school diploma for students who are interested in direct entry into the workforce immediately following high school graduation.
http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2006/html...

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NESigned into law 04/2006P-12Career Education Partnership Act
L.B. 690
Adopts the Career Education Partnership Act. The bill provides for the state department of education to administer a
program to provide grants to collaborative partnerships of two or more school districts that are collaborating on a project with an
educational...

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OKSigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Promote Career/Technology Programs
H.B. 2139
Authorizes and directs the state board of career and technology education to accept and expend funds from any source in order to market, advertise or promote programs and services available through the career and technology education system.
http://www.okhouse...

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WASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Skill Centers
S.B. 5717
Finds that skill centers provide students with high quality educational opportunities through programs that combine academics with career and technical education. Finds that skill centers provide extremely valuable support to local businesses seeking skilled e...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12
Community College
Apprenticeship Programs
H.B. 2789
Requires the following to be implemented to expand opportunities for secondary school students to prepare for technical careers and related apprenticeships: (1) Centers of excellence and other colleges with a high density of apprenticeship programs shall act a...

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WASigned into law/partial veto 03/2006P-12Career/Technical Graduation Option
H.B. 2973
Declares an intent to create a rigorous, high quality career and technical high school graduation option that assures students meet state standards in fundamental academic content areas, but also reflects nationally recognized standards for the knowledge and s...

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NJSigned into law 02/2006P-12
Postsec.
Center for Occupational Employment Information
S.B. 2826
Reforms State's workforce investment system, establishes the Center forOccupational Employment Information to provide information supporting career guidance and academic counseling programs, to make information and planning resources relating education to care...

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SDLine Item Veto 02/2006P-12Career and Technical Education Grants
S.B. 168
Appropriates $1 million for enhancement of secondary career and technical education from the state general fund; provides for grants. Requires priority consideration to those programs that are innovative or enhanced, that are collaborative efforts, or that inc...

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DEAdopted 12/2005P-12Requirements for Career Technical Education Programs
14 DAC 525
All school districts and charter schools that offer state approved career technical education programs must: a) have the approval of the Department of Education before implementing new programs; b) have adequate funding to support and sustain the instructional...

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VAAdopted 12/2005P-12Juvenile Work Release Programs
6 VAC 35-190-10 thru -120
Emergency regulation effective December 14, 2005, through December 13, 2006 that assists juveniles in acquiring necessary work habits, developing marketable skills, and identifying career goals through a range of career opportunities and mentoring apprenticesh...

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ILAdopted 11/2005P-12High Technology School-to-Work
14 IAC 110.170
The goal of the High Technology School-to-Work Program is to improve education and to prepare Illinois' students to transition from school to high skilled, high paying jobs in the areas of science, mathematics, and advanced technology. Increasing the number of...

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NYSigned into law 11/2005P-12Learning Opportunities in Technology
S.B. 5729
Relates to establishing the Tech Valley High School in the Capital Region and Questar III BOCES districts to provide expanded learning
opportunities in the area of technology as well as core academics to students in those districts., ...

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MISigned into law 10/2005P-12Career and technical preparation enrollment options
H.B. 4144
Amends the act establishing career and technical preparation enrollment options for certain students enrolled in Michigan schools. http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2005-2006/billenrolled/house/pdf/2005-HNB-4144.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Career Education Data on State Report Cards
H.B. 1609
An act to amend Section 33126 of the Education Code, relating to vocational education. This bill would amend the act to also require the school accountability report card to include assessment of career-technical education data measures, such as the number of ...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Career Technical Education Vision Council.
H.B. 917
This bill would create the Career Technical Education Vision Council to make recommendations regarding career technical education,
as specified, and to develop a workforce preparation and strategic plan on or before December 31, 2007. The bill also would creat...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12
Community College
Vocational Academies Act
H.B. 3646
Creates the Vocational Academies Act to integrate workplace competencies and career and technical education with core academic subjects.

A school district, in partnership with community colleges, local employers, and community-based organizations, may establi...

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LASigned into law 07/2005Community CollegeTechnical Education
H.B. 505
Requires the commissioner of higher education, not later than August 16, 2005, to appoint or assign a person with appropriate expertise and background to research, prepare, and propose a plan for the organization of the technical division. Assigned person is t...

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DESigned into law 06/2005P-12Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education
H.B. 71
Establishes the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education (DACCTE) to advise the Governor, General Assembly, Secretary of Education and the State Board of Education on all matters pertaining to career and technical education with emphasis on ...

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HISigned into law 06/2005P-12
Postsec.
Deployment of Hawaii Based Military Members
S.B. 1394
The purpose of this Act is for schools whose student population includes at least twenty per cent or one hundred students from military families as determined by the department of education to provide for the following:
(1) Additional staff;
(2) Child care ser...

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HIVetoed 06/2005P-12Quality of Apprenticeship Programs
S.B. 1889
Amends the standards for apprenticeship agreements to include assurances of qualified training personnel, adequate job supervision, and the requisite licenses. Requires the director of DLIR to establish an apprenticeship council whose purpose is to promote and...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12
Postsec.
TOPS-Tech Early Start Awards
S.B. 355
AN ACT To enact R.S. 17:3048.5. Establishes the TOPS-Tech Early Start Award as part of the Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students for eligible 11th- and 12th-grade students attending Louisiana public high schools. States that a TOPS-Tech Early Star...

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LASigned into law 06/2005Community College
Postsec.
Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges
S.B. 84
AN ACT To amend and reenact R.S. 17:1871(A)(2), relative to membership of the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges; to provide relative to terms and qualifications of appointees to the board; to provide with regard to experience as a condit...

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MSRule Adoption 06/2005Postsec.
Community College
2005 Workforce Project Policies
Uncodified
Amends rules concerning 2005 Workforce Project Policies. Establishes policies to aid in the provision of workforce education. MISSISSIPPI REG 10005 (SN)...

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NHSigned into law 06/2005P-12State funding of regional vocational education centers
H.B. 78
This bill clarifies the capital appropriation requirements for funding regional vocational education projects, provides that the state shall fund a maximum of 75 percent of the cost of renovation or expansion of a regional vocational education center, and adds...

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NVSigned into law 06/2005P-12Career/technical education diplomas and advisory committees
H.B. 388
Calls for the establishment of "advisory technical skills committees" by superintendents of districts with career and technical education.
Establishes that a pupil who successfully completes a program of career and technical education and who otherwise sati...

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AZSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Joint Technological Education District
H.B. 2418
States that a student in a K-8 program who enrolls in courses offered by the joint technological education district is not to be included in the joint district's average daily attendance or average daily membership. Also states that a student in a K-6 program ...

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GASigned into law 05/2005P-12Joint Agricultural Education Study Committee
H.R. 50
Creates the Joint Agricultural Education Study Committee for the purposes of promoting the importance and study of agriculture in the state. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2005_06/versions/hr50_HR_50_AP_6.htm...

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MSRule Adoption 05/2005P-12Academic and Elective Carnegie Unit Credit
Uncodified
Approves the granting of academic and elective Carnegie unit credit for certain Vocational and Technical secondary course offerings to meet the requirements for high school graduation in response to the call for additional rigor in high school coursework and ...

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SCSigned into law 05/2005P-12Vocational Becomes Career and Technology
H.B. 3413
Act No. 49 changes references from "vocational" to "career and technology." http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess116_2005-2006/prever/3413_20050427.htm...

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SCSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act
H.B. 3155
Adds a new chapter (59) establishing the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Act. Provides for the development of a curriculum organized around a career cluster system that must provide students with both strong academics and real-world problem s...

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TNSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Notification of Potential Career Opportunities
S.B. 709
Adds new subsection 49-7-202. Requires the commission, with the assistance of the University of Tennessee system and the state university and community college system, to develop information concerning the potential career opportunities in each curriculum or m...

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TXSigned into law 05/2005P-12
Community College
Tech-Prep Consortia
S.B. 1809
From bill analysis:
The Texas Tech-Prep Program was enacted in 1999 to allow high school students to begin a college technical
major while still attending high school. Texas' Tech-Prep law emphasizes the important role played by Texas' ...

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HISigned into law 04/2005P-12School-to-Work Council
S.B. 1249
Repeals the school-to-work executive council. http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/sessioncurrent/bills/sb1249_.htm...

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IDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Division of Professional-Technical Education and the Office of the State Board of Education
S.B. 1234
Reaffirms that the Division of Professional-Technical Education and the Office of the State Board of Education each play unique and vital roles in the state's educational system. Authorizes these agencies to share administrative resources only to the extent n...

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NDSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Private Postsecondary Institution Operations
S.B. 2120
Relates to fees provided to the state board for career and technical education for authorizations to operate private postsecondary institutions; relates to the authorizations to operate private postsecondary institutions and use of false academic degrees; prov...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12Vocational Education Under Public Commission
H.B. 176
Makes the Public Education Commission the governing authority and sole state agency for supervision of the state plan relating to vocational education.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/HB0176.pdf...

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NMPocket Veto by GOVERNOR. 04/2005P-12School District
S.B. 308
Relates to School District additions to other Districts.

http://legis.state.nm.us/lcs/_session.asp?chamber=S&type=++&number=308&year=05...

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NMSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.School Districts
H.B. 693
Relates to higher education; provides procedures for adding portions of school districts to existing technical and vocational institute districts.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/HB0693.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2005Postsec.
Community College
Utah College of Applied Technology
H.B. 86
This bill:
< allows Utah College of Applied Technology courses to fulfill high school graduation requirements, subject to State Board of Education approval;
< repeals the authority for the Utah College of Applied Technology to offer a high school diploma;
< es...

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VASigned into law 03/2005P-12Entrepreneurship Education Program
S.B. 969
Creates the Entrepreneurship Education Program, consisting of grants administered by the state board to public secondary schools to support innovative educational programs designed to assist students in the development of their entrepreneurial, academic, and l...

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ARSigned into law 02/2005P-12Department Of Education
H.B. 1073
Appropriates FY 2004-2005 emergency supplemental funds to department to disburse for grants and aid to state secondary vocational area centers. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/hb1073.pdf...

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ARRule Adoption 12/2004P-12Policies and Procedures for Secondary Area Technical Centers
Uncodified
Amends rules related to special policies and procedures related to secondary area technical centers. http://dwe.arkansas.gov/SecondaryAreaCenters/centerpoliciesprcoeduresdecember2004.doc...

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MISigned into law 12/2004P-12
Postsec.
Career and Technical Preparation Act
S.B. 1157
Provides for replacing high school MEAP test with the Michigan Merit Examination in the Career and Technical Preparation Act.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg.asp?page=getObject&objName=2004-SB-1157...

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SDAdopted 12/2004P-12Exemption Process/Technical Education/Study Courses
SDCR 24:03:01:01, 04:16, 17, 17.01, 18, 06:06.01, 31, 32, 10:42:23
Aligns rule to current statutes and removes State Board of Education from the exemption process. Changes new technical education program proposal deadline to April 1. Creates definitions for the proposed three high school courses of study. Defines the requirem...

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MISigned into law 11/2004P-12Special Education and ISDs
H.B. 5839
Clarifies and limits duration of intermediate school district millages to fund special education and vocational education; relates to the limited use of bonds for special education and vocational education facilities.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/mileg....

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Academic and Career Exploration Plan
A.B. 2295
Authorizes a school district to provide a pupil with an individualized academic and career exploration plan prior to the completion of grade 9. The plan must be developed jointly by the student, parent and a school counselor with a valid credential in pupil pe...

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CAVetoed 09/2004Postsec.Private Postsecondary Education Reform
A.B. 711
Relates to the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989. Defines nationally accredited institution to mean an institution that provides a degree, diploma or certificate and that is accredited by a recognized national institutional accr...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12School Accountability Report Card: Requirements
A.B. 2596
Deletes the requirement, under the Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act, that the School Accountability Report Card include information on the degree to which pupils are prepared to enter the workforce and whether the school qualifies for...

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ALRule Adoption 07/2004P-12Requirements for Occupational Diploma
AAC 290-3-1-.02
Establishes rules amending language to include the requirements for the Alabama Occupational Diploma. http://www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us/docs/ed/3ED1.htm#T1...

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CAVetoed 07/2004P-12Regional Occupational Program: Pupil Eligibility
S.B. 1591
Provides that a pupil who will attain the age of 16 years during the school year may be admitted to a regional occupational center or program. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/sen/sb_1551-1600/sb_1591_bill_20040624_enrolled.html
Veto message: http://www.gove...

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HIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 07/2004P-12
Community College
Freely Associated States Students Education
S.B. 214
Authorizes Leeward Community College to develop a program to provide services for Freely Associated States students as well as the Microesian, Marshallese and Palauan community at large, to ensure their success in school through cultural education and integrat...

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MISigned into law 07/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Licensing Fees for Training Occupation Schools
S.B. 1231
Clarifies the process for issuance of certain registrations and licenses; expands the process to include discount and refund language; relates to training occupation schools; exempts certain professions.

http://www.michiganlegislature.org/documents/2003-2004/...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2004P-12
Postsec.
Adult Skill Training Classes/Secondary Vocation Centers
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding secondary area centers as a part of the policies and procedures for secondary programs and adult skill training classes and secondary vocational centers....

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FLSigned by Governor 06/2004P-12Career and Technical Education
H.B. 769
Relates to career, workforce and technical education; requires said education programs within the comprehensive high school program of study to be industry certified; provides academic requirements for students enrolled in said education programs; allows chart...

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FLVetoed 06/2004Postsec.Workforce Development Programs
S.B. 1258
Relates to workforce development education programs; redesignates adult technical education programs as workforce development education programs; provides requirements for funding. http://www.flsenate.gov/cgi-bin/view_page.pl?Tab=session&Submenu=1&FT=D&File=sb...

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ILSigned into law 06/2004Postsec.Private Business and Vocational Schools
H.B. 3088
Amends the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act. Provides that certain educational institutions that enroll students in one or more bachelor-level programs and are accredited by a national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of ...

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MSRule Adoption 06/2004P-12Vocational Technical Management Training
(uncodified)
Amends rules concerning the vocational technical management training system (EMTS) instruction manual. MISSISSIPPI REG 9118 (SN)...

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AZSigned into law 05/2004P-12
Community College
Vocational Program Participation
H.B. 2005
Allows individuals over 22 years of age to attend vocational programs on a campus that is not a comprehensive high school campus during regular school hours in a county with a population that exceeds one million in a joint technological education district (JTE...

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COSigned into law 05/2004Community College
Postsec.
Vocational Schools Transfers
H.B. 1361
Directs the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education to adopt policies to ensure the transfer of credits from area vocational schools to institutions within the state system of community and technical colleges. http://www.leg.state.co.us/c...

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DERule Adoption 05/2004P-12Certification Trade And Industrial (T & I) Teacher
14 DAC 1559
Amends rules to comply with statutory changes regarding licensure and certification of educators. Defines terms and clarifies the requirements for course work by trade and industrial teachers. (Previously 14 DAC 341) http://legis.state.de.us/LIS/Register.NSF/v...

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LAAdopted 05/2004P-12Business Education Content Standards and Curriculum
LAC 28:LXVII.Chapters 1-9
Codifies rules relating to the business education content standards and the curriculum framework for Louisiana. Provides rules relating to the mission and goals of education in the state, the mission statement of business education in the state, business educa...

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MESigned into law 05/2004P-12Educational Funding and Property Tax Relief
S.P. 761
The bill provides that by fiscal year 2009-10 the state share of kindergarten to grade 12 education funding, as described by essential programs and services, must be 55%. It also establishes a local cost share expectation for property tax years beginning on o...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training
H.B. 973
Establishes the "Mississippi Comprehensive Workforce Training and Education Consolidation Act of 2004" to create one comprehensive workforce training system for the state by consolidating the Mississippi Workforce Development Advisory Council and the Workforce...

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MSSigned into law 05/2004Postsec.Income Taxation
S.B. 2710
Relates to income taxation; increases the tax credit for employers providing skills training at a local community or junior college.

http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2004/html/SB/2700-2799/SB2710SG.htm...

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NYSigned into law 05/2004P-12Work Activity Internship Positions
S.B. 6358
Extends chapter 534 of the laws of 2000, which clarifies the definition of work activities to include certain work study and internship positions, further ensures that students will have the opportunity to continue in school even if assigned to other work acti...

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LAAdopted 04/2004P-12Career and Technical Course Offerings
LAC 28:I.901 (Sections 2.105.25 thru .27)
Adopts rules to revise current course offerings, bringing them in-line with current industry standards. Up-dates career and technical course offerings. Assures that these rules will be more aligned with national standards....

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12
Community College
Career and Technical Education
H.B. 769
Directs local school boards to include, within the currently required career and technical education program, curricula that promote knowledge of entrepreneurship and small business ownership. Current programs are to address "all types of employment opportunit...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning
H.B. 1014
Amends section 22.1-253.13:1 and 22.1-253.13:2 . Specifies that the Standards of Learning form the core of Virginia's educational program and other educational objectives. Specifies that the state board must, at a minimum, define Standards of Learning for Eng...

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COSigned into law 03/2004Community CollegeTraining Program Transfer of Moneys
H.B. 1166
Concerns an increase in the amount of moneys transferred by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education from the Colorado Customized Training Program to the Colorado Existing Industry Training Program. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004...

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COSigned into law 03/2004P-12
Postsec.
Vocational Education
H.B. 1029
Concerns authorization for counties to increase participation in vocational education by Colorado works participants to meet federal requirements. http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics2004a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/AF4C96D0CE809CD287256D8D006992C5?Open&file=1029_enr.pdf...

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VASigned into law 03/2004P-12Joint Schools
S.B. 553
Authorizes school boards to create joint or regional schools offering a specialized curriculum leading to a high school diploma and a postsecondary credential, such as industry certification, career certificated, or degree....

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ARSigned into law 01/2004P-12Technical Careers Student Loan Forgiveness
S.B. 44
Transfers funds for the state technical careers student loan forgiveness program. Enacted to partial meet the State Supreme Court requirements of providing children with an adequate and equitable education. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003s2/pu...

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SDRule Adoption 01/2004P-12Convene a Meeting of the Technical Directors/Staff
24:10:42:23
Establishes rules requiring the director of the Office of Career and Technical Education to convene a meeting of the technical directors and an Office of Economic Development staff member to review applications for new or expanded programs prior to their prese...

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ARRule Adoption 10/2003Postsec.Arkansas Workforce Improvement Grant Rules
Rules And Regs 008.10.3--001
Establishes rules regarding Arkansas Workforce Improvement Grant rules. http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/elections/elections_pdfs/register/oct-03-reg/008.10.03-001.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2003P-12Vocational Education and Graduation Requirements
A.B. 591
Amends existing law that requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop a model curriculum framework for implementation of career and technical education in consultation with an advisory group. Encourages advisory group to identify career technic...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12School-to-Career Programs
A.B. 1266 15 - 17
Amends the Interagency Partnership for School-to-Career Programs requiring the state department of education to administer the program instead of the interagency partnership. Eliminates the appropriation and provides funding is contingent on an appropriation f...

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ORSigned into law 09/2003Community College
Postsec.
Advanced Technology Education and Training
S.B. 272
Relates to education; creates new provisions; appropriates money; limits expenditures; creates the Advanced Technology Education and Training Fund; appropriates moneys continuously to the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development for grants an...

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UTRule Adoption 09/2003P-12Pupil Accounting
R277-419
Amends rules to allow school districts to count in membership students participating in released time for appropriate individual learning activities. UTAH REG 26436 (SN)...

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MARule Adoption 08/2003P-12Vocational Technical Schools
603 CMR 4.00
Relates to Guidelines for Vocational Technical Education Programs and Educator Licensure, and the Guidelines for Admission Policies of Vocational Technical Secondary Schools and Comprehensive Secondary Schools. Establishes program standards for vocational tech...

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MISigned into law 08/2003P-12Michigan Career Preparation System
H.B. 4401 (multiple provisions)
Sec. 68. (1) From the general fund appropriation in section 11, there is allocated an amount not to exceed
$1,000,000.00 for 2003-2004 to be used to implement the Michigan career preparation system as provided under this
section. These funds may be used for th...

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CASigned into law 07/2003P-12Vocational Education
A.B. 774
Existing law requires the minimum day in specified vocational education programs to consist of 4 periods totaling at least 180
minutes in duration. This bill would additionally provide that for a pupil who attends a school, as specified, in which the regularly...

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ARRule Adoption 06/2003Postsec.Technical Careers Student Loan/Forgiveness Program
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding Arkansas technical careers student loan forgiveness program. ARKANSAS REG 3469 (SN)
http://www.work-ed.state.ar.us/LoanForgiveness/Book/RULES&REGS2003-revised6-2003.doc...

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OKto governor 06/2003P-12Board of Career and Technology Education
H.B. 1068, S.B. 628
Modifies governance of the state career and technology system through a reconstitution of the State Board of Career and Technology Education. The current membership of the State Board is abolished on August 31, 2003, and the terms of office of all current boar...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12Definition of Career Pathways Program
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Deletes language defining a career pathways program as "a comprehensive school transformation program under section 294A.14."
http://www.legis.state.ia.us/cgi-bin/Legislation/File_only.pl?FILE=/usr/ns-home/docs/GA/80GA/Legislation/HF/00500/HF00549/030508.html...

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IASigned into law 05/2003P-12
Postsec.
Workstart Programs
H.B. 549 (omnibus bill)
Eliminates provision that allows districts to use Phase III "and other available school funds" to establish workstart programs. Eliminates provision defining workstart program as a comprehensive school transformation program.
See Section 12: http://www.legis....

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MDSigned into law 05/2003P-12Students in Unpaid Work Based Learning Experiences
H.B. 1128
Requires employers to provide workers' compensation coverage to students in unpaid work based learning experiences; designates the employer of the student for purposes of workers' compensation coverage; allows the participating employer to satisfy this certain...

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TXSigned into law 05/2003P-12Career and Technology Training
H.B. 242
Addresses career and technology education issues in several ways, including broadening the participation of industry and business representatives in educational planning activities; allowing a school district to recognize a student's achievement in a career an...

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ARSigned into law 04/2003Postsec.
Community College
College and Technical Institute Study Committee
H.B. 2844
An act to create the two-year college and technical institute study committee. http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2003/public/HB2844.pdf...

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ARRule Adoption 04/2003Postsec.Adult Education Program Policies
Uncodified
Establishes rules regarding adult education program policies. http://www.work-ed.state.ar.us/AdultEdProgramPolicies2003.pdf...

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AZSigned into law 04/2003P-12Vocational and Technological Education
H.B. 2001
Establishes a joint legislative committee on vocational and technological education; establishes membership and purpose of committee. http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/legtext/46leg/1r/bills/hb2001h%2Ehtm&DocType=B...

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NMSigned into law 04/2003P-12Job Mentorship Tax Credit
H.B. 572
Creates the job mentorship tax credit; providing income tax and corporate income tax credits for employment of youth participating in career preparation education programs....

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WASigned into law 04/2003P-12Public High Schools Course Options
S.B. 5505
All public high schools of the state are required to provide a program, directly or in cooperation with a community or technical college, a skills center, an apprenticeship committee, or another school district, for students who plan to pursue career or work ...

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WASigned into law 04/2003Postsec.Community College Apprenticeship Programs
H.B. 1061
The legislature finds that (1) Apprenticeships are very rigorous and highly structured programs with specific academic and work training requirements; (2) There is a misperception that apprenticeships are only for noncollege bound students; and (3) The state s...

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MSSigned into law 03/2003P-12Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pre-Kindergarten, Mandatory Kindergarten and Occupational Diplomas
H.B. 859
Requires the department of education to conduct a needs assessment to determine what areas do not currently have pre-kindergarten programs, and a cost-benefit analysis creating statewide pre-kindergarten programs. Requires department to perform cost-benefit a...

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VASigned into law 03/2003P-12Joint School Curriculum
S.B. 1099
Allows two or more school boards to establish joint or regional high schools to offer specialized training for careers in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency and rescue services, and other occupations addressing public safety and welfare. http://leg1.st...

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WYSigned into law 03/2003P-12Block Grant Model for Vocational Education
S.B. 59
Establishes a costbased block grant model for vocational education; providing for grants to districts to assist with initiating and expanding vocational education programs; defining terms; imposing funding conditions and criteria; delegating rulemaking authori...

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NYEmergency Rule Adoption 02/2003P-12Transitional E. Certificate
8 NYCRR 80-5.16
Establishes rules regarding requirements for the transitional E certificate for teachers of specific occupational subjects. Permits the certification of candidates who have requisite work experience and meet other prescribed requirements to teach specific occu...

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DERule Adoption 01/2003P-12
Postsec.
Vocational-Technical Education Programs
14 DAC 122 (d)
Combines rules relating to requirements for vocational and technical education programs, cooperative education and diversified occupations programs into one inclusive rule. Removes language the could have restricted the approval of certain career and technical...

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MASigned into law 01/2003P-12Workers Compensation Insurance
H.B. 2852
Relates to providing Workers Compensation insurance coverage for certain students participating in a school-to-work program. Provides that such students who receive personal injuries arising out of such participation shall be deemed employees of such employers...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Develop a model curriculum for a career technical education
S.B. 1934
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to develop a model curriculum framework for a career technical education course. Prescribes related matters. Encourages school districts to provide all pupils with a rigorous academic curriculum that integrates...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12
Postsec.
Vocational Education Curriculum
A.B. 1412
Extends the time for adoption of certain model curriculum standards by the Superintendent of Public Instruction regarding high school graduation requirements and for a vocational education course to January 2003. Requires California State University to develop...

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CAVetoed 08/2002P-12
Postsec.
A study of the quality of career technical education teachers.
A.B. 1462
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene a committee of experts to determine programs and processes to increase the number and improve the quality of career technical education teachers. Requires an independent study to be completed that co...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12Temporary Prohibition on Forming or Entering Existing Joint Technological Education Districts
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Establishes moratorium from November 30, 2002 until June 30, 2004 on creation of new joint technological education districts unless specified requirements are met. Also bans districts from joining existing joint technological education districts between effect...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002Postsec.
Community College
Distribution of Vocational Education Funds to Community Colleges
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Changes recipient of at least 15% of federal vocational and applied technological education monies (including Carl Perkins funds) received from "state board of directors for community colleges" to Arizona "community college districts[.]" Specifies that provisi...

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AZBecame law without governor's signature 06/2002P-12Tax Change Resulting from Creation of Joint Education Districts
Omnibus--H.B. 2710
Specifies that when districts that wish to form a joint technological education district submit question to electors of each school district, question must describe the tax rate associated with joining the joint district and the estimated cost of that tax rate...

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TNBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature. 06/2002P-12Vocational Director Qualifications
S.B. 1765
Provides that maximum degree to be required for local director of vocational education is either masters degree in curriculum instruction or masters degree in supervision and administration. ...

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AZSigned into law 05/2002P-12Career and Technical Education and Vocational Education
H.B. 2420
Updates statutes referring to vocational and technological education to refer to career and technical education and vocational education; changes references to "state board of vocational and technological education" to "state board of education." http://www.az...

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FLSigned into law 05/2002P-12Education Code Re-Write: Charter Schools, ESL Services, Charter Technical Career Centers
S.B. 20E
Creates new section on charter school capital outlay. According to legislative summary, bill "requires the full-credit for teaching service to apply to experience in charter schools, either in-state or out-of-state" and revises charter school purposes "to incl...

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OKVetoed 05/2002P-12Technology Center School Districts
H.B. 2656
Exempted local career technology districts from state board approval for buildings built with state bond money. Establishes the State Board of Career and Technology Education to prescribe criteria and procedures for establishing technology center school distr...

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KSSigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Vocation/technical education
H.B. 2820
The Act defines terms related to vocational and technical education, amends current law to remove Kansas State University - Salina College of Technology from inclusion and provides a breakdown of types of vocation institutions and requirements for Boards of Co...

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KYSigned into law 04/2002P-12Kentucky Division of Career and Technical Education
S.B. 147
Changes name of Division of Secondary Vocational Education within state department of education to Division of Career and Technical Education....

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LASigned into law 04/2002P-12Age to Attend Alternative Or Voc-Ed Programs
H.B. 21A
Lowers age for when certain students may attend alternative education or vocational-technical education programs; provides relative to attendance of certain students in BESE-approved adult education programs. http://www.legis.state.la.us/leg_docs/021ES/CVT5/OU...

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OKSigned into law 04/2002P-12Technology Districts
H.B. 2234
The State Board of Career and Technology Education is required to prescribe criteria and procedures for establishing technology center school districts and the government thereof, and such districts so established are to be operated in accordance with rules of...

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IASigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Vocational Technical Tuition Grant Amount Increase
H.B. 2139
Increases the maximum amount of a vocational technical tuition grant to a qualified full-time student from $650 to $1,200. http://www.legis.state.ia.us/GA/79GA/Legislation/HF/02100/HF02139/Current.html...

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INSigned into law 03/2002P-12State List of Approved Voc. Ed. Courses
H.B. 1099
Requires the state board of education to establish a list of approved secondary level vocational education courses and provides a procedure for high schools to offer courses on this list; removes an obsolete provision....

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MSSigned into law 03/2002P-12Use of Vocational Education Appropriations
S.B. 2286
Clarifies that State appropriations made for vocational education purposes may be used to make payments, rather than reimbursements, to high schools conducting vocational programs in accordance with the federal Smith-Hughes Act....

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education
H.B. 335
Establishes the 17-member Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education in the legislative branch to recommend an integrated and coordinated multi-agency approach for the delivery of quality career and technical education programs and services in the publ...

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VASigned into law 03/2002P-12
Community College
Career and Technical Education
S.B. 334
Modifies the existing requirement within the Standards of Quality for local school boards to develop plans for career and technical education to provide for the input of area business and industry representatives and local community colleges in the plan's deve...

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VASigned into law 02/2002P-12Career/Academic Combinations
H.B. 334
Clarifies that school boards may operate comprehensive schools offering all-day academic programs and career and technical education as joint schools....

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CASigned into law 10/2001Postsec.Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act
A.B. 201
Relates to existing law, the Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act, that establishes the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and sets standards applicable to every audit, review, statement, or financial report required...

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CASigned into law 10/2001P-12California Information Technology Career Academy Grant Initiative
A.B. 717
Establishes the California Information Technology Career Academy Grant Initiative to establish a partnership between the State and the National Academy Foundation. Provides grants to create up to 100 information technology career academies in public high schoo...

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CAVetoed 09/2001P-12Creating a clearinghouse of academic and career-related information
A.B. 1341
Requires the State Department of Education to collect specified information from all public high schools on existing academic and career-related curriculum for the purposes of establishing a clearinghouse of information on academic and career-related curriculu...

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HISigned into law 07/2001P-12Amends powers of School To Work Executive Council
S.B. 865
Amends powers of School To Work Executive Council; administratively places council within the Department of Education; reinstates the Director of Human Services on the Council and removes the Director of Human Resources Development; appropriates unspecified fu...

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LASigned into law 07/2001P-12
Postsec.
Adult Education and Literacy Training Related to TANF Programs
H.B. 1759
Specifies that adult basic education and literacy training are within the definition of vocational education training for purposes of Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF) programs....

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ILSigned into law 06/2001P-12High Technology School-to-Work Program
S.B. 845
Establishes a High Technology School-to-Work Program in the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs to increase the number of students who opt to enter occupations requiring advanced skills in the areas of science, mathematics, and advanced technology; re...

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LASigned into law 06/2001P-12Changes from Vocational Major to Career Major
S.B. 113
Changes references in the high school career options program from a vocational major to a career major and provides for program reporting requirements....

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UTSigned into law 06/2001P-12
Community College
Postsec.
Utah College of Applied Technology
H.B. 1003A
Creates the Utah College of Applied Technology and other regional applied technology colleges in Utah; establishes their governance structure; defines their powers and duties. Each regional applied technology college shall:
(a) offer a post-secondary and extr...

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AZSigned into law 05/2001P-12School To Work Programs
S.B. 1472
Relates to school to work Programs; makes appropriations to the Department of Commerce for school to work programs....

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HISigned into law 05/2001P-12School To Work Programs
H.B. 1561
, Appropriates funds for activities and personnel related to the Career Development System; provides for the operational transition from the School to Work System to the Career Development System Plan; provides such Career Development System will enable all st...

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KSSigned into law 05/2001P-12Vocational Education Boards
S.B. 11
Concerns vocational education; relates to supervision of the administration of programs by local education agencies. From the legislation:

THROUGH JUNE 30, 2004. ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 2004, THE STATE BOARD OF REGENTS SHALL BE AND HEREBY IS DESIGNATED AS THE S...

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MDSigned into law 05/2001P-12School to Work Programs
S.B. 613
Authorizes eligible parties to establish specified approved paid work-based learning programs under which arrangements are made between schools and employers to provide youths with specified structured employer-supervised learning; allows a credit against the ...

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MTSigned into law 05/2001P-12
Postsec.
References to Voc/Tech. to Include K-12 Career Ed; Changes to Funding Formula and Eliminates Propriety Postsecondary Council
H.B. 134
(LC 0135) Revises certain provisions; relates to K-12 vocational education; substitutes "K-12 career and vocational/technical education" for references to K-12 vocational education; revises the K-12 career and vocational/technical education funding formula; el...

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TNSigned into law 05/2001P-12Tech-Prep Curriculum
S.B. 1743
Authorizes local education agencies (LEAs) to enter into cooperative agreements with nonprofit entities to offer technical-prep high school curriculum under the following conditions: the local board of education must approve all agreements; agreements must be...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Healthcare Awareness
H.B. 1124
Establishes a community healthcare awareness and mentoring program for students. Intent is to introduce interested high school students to the spectrum of professional health care careers through activities such as health care camps and shadowing of health ca...

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TXVetoed 05/2001P-12Career Studies
H.B. 660
Adds a state objective that school districts will offer programs of study for broad career concentrations in areas of agriculture science technology, arts and communication, business education, family and consumer science, health occupations technology, trade ...

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VTSigned into law 05/2001P-12
Postsec.
Technical Centers
H.B. 495
The purpose of this act to enable technical center regions to establish alternative governance structures which meet regional technical education needs, ensure equal educational opportunities to technical education students throughout Vermont, and prepare Verm...

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WAVetoed 05/2001P-12Career and Technical Education
S.B. 5940
States the importance of career and technical education as it supports applied learning, increases the number of students completing high school, assists with transitions from secondary schools to postsecondary education, training and employment. Adds section...

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AZBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 04/2001P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Joint Technological Education District
H.B. 2560
Provides a school district may join a Joint Technological Education District (JTED) by holding an election on any prescribed date prior to a certain date; provides that the JTED shall submit a report containing information on enrollments and on the courses tha...

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KYSigned into law 03/2001P-12Career and Technical Education
H.B. 185
Defines the purposes of career and technical education; relates to school district funding for area centers and departments; requires a report on the academic achievement of technical education students with at least 3 high school credits, further assessments ...

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MSSigned into law 03/2001P-12Vocational Study Programs
H.B. 52
Authorizes local school districts to establish a vocational study program through which students may receive credits toward graduation for vocational experience; provides that students in the vocational study program shall be required to complete the core curr...

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MTSigned into law 03/2001P-12
Postsec.
Administration of Perkins Grants by Bd. of Regents
S.B. 425
Makes permanent the designation of the Board of Regents as the eligible agency for administering the Carl D. Perkins vocational and applied technology education act programs in Montana; revises the provisions of the Development of the state plan to require cre...

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ARSigned into law 02/2001P-12Terminating the Vocational Resource Center
H.B. 1282
Repeals provisions pertaining to the Model Vocational-Technical Education Resource Center.

From the legislation:

> EMERGENCY CLAUSE. IT IS FOUND AND DETERMINED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY THAT QUESTIONS HAVE ARISEN REGARDING THE USE OF FUNDS BY THE MODEL VOCATIO...

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Career and Technical Education
S.B. 1055
Changes the name of vocational technical education to refer to career and technical education....

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VASigned into law 02/2001P-12Technology Funds
S.B. 1057
Clarifies that funds provided for educational technology may be used for career and technical education and vocational programs as well as academic programs....

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NYSigned into law 10/2000P-12Work-Study, Internships
A.B. 8475
Clarifies the definition of work activities to include certain work-study and internships....

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12
Postsec.
School To Work
A.B. 2087
Establishes a task force, convened by the Governor, to assess and report short-term and long-range recommendations for improving career technical education. Provides requirements for model career and technical education curriculum content standards. Requires t...

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CASigned into law 09/2000P-12
Community College
School to Work Programs
A.B. 1873
Makes legislative findings and declarations regarding the importance of preparing pupils for an economy that demands strong academic and career skills. Creates the Interagency Partnership for School-to-Career Programs as a formal collaboration among the State ...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12
Postsec.
Training as Security Guard
A.B. 1898
Includes within the definition of short-term career training an educational service represented to lead to, or offered for the purpose of preparing a student for, employment as a private security guard or private patrol operator, and meeting prescribed criteri...

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AKSigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
Revising Voc. Ed. Program
S.B. 289
It is the intent of the legislature that the Alaska Human Resource Investment Council undergo an internal reassessment and reorganization to minimize the number of members of the council and to improve its ability to efficiently and effectively serve as the st...

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DESigned into law 06/2000P-12State Payments for Vocational Education
S.B. 385
Requires that a certain percentage of the Occupational-Vocational Division II - All Other Costs funds shall be allocated to the school that generates these funds and expended to support the State approved occupational-vocational courses and programs at that sc...

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HIVetoed 06/2000P-12State's School To Work Council
H.B. 2280
Amends powers of the School to Work Executive Council; places the Council administratively within the Department of Education; appropriates funds for the Council....

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MISigned into law 06/2000P-12
Postsec.
Dual Enrollment
H.B. 5534
Provides a wider variety of options to high school pupils by encouraging and enabling students to enroll in career and technical preparation programs at eligible nonprofit postsecondary educational institutions. Provides for dual enrollment options for career ...

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NHSigned into law 06/2000P-12Modifies Vocational Education Plan
S.B. 431
Fulfills the requirement of having the approval of the State Legislature in order to include certain secondary vocational education programs in the State's Unified Vocational Education Plan by authorizing the inclusion of the relevant secondary vocational educ...

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NHSigned into law 06/2000P-12State Funding of Vocational Program Expansions/Renovation
H.B. 413
Establishes requirements for State funding of renovation and expansion of regional vocational education programs....

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NJSigned into law 06/2000P-12Student Involvement in Private Sector
S.B. 987
Exempts minors from child labor laws by authorizing them to participate in educational programs in science sponsored by private sector....

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OKSigned into law 06/2000Postsec.Board for Private Vocational Schools
S.B. 928
Sets budget limits for the Oklahoma Board for Private Vocational Schools (salary of director, number of staff, etc.) and requires evaluation....

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ALSigned into law 05/2000Postsec.Students at 2-Year Institutions Deemed Graduates
S.B. 356
Relates to viability and non-viability of programs of instruction as reviewed by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education; provides that students completing certain programs of instruction in two-year technical and vocational colleges shall be deemed graduat...

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IASigned into law 05/2000P-12
Postsec.
Accelerated Career Education Program
S.B. 2439
Relates to the accelerated career education program; provides a tax credit from withholding; creates an accelerated career education education grant program and fund; relates to the transfer of job training withholding to the workforce development fund account...

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OKSigned into law 05/2000P-12
Postsec.
Title Changes
H.B. 2128
Changes the official name of the board known as the State Board of Vocational and Technical Education to the State Board of Career and Technology Education, and changes the name of the State Department of Vocational and Technical Education to the State Departm...

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AZVetoed 04/2000P-12Vocational-Technical Education Pilot
H.B. 2285
Appropriates an unspecified amount of money to the Department of Education to fund a vocational technical education demonstration project in an existing structure; appropriates money from the general fund in fiscal year 2000-01 for one-time capital funding....

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MSVetoed 04/2000P-12Vocational/Technical Education
H.B. 1409
Authorizes local school boards to establish a vocational and technical education track as an alternative to college preparatory curriculum; provides that vocational students complete core educational requirements....

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IASigned into law 03/2000P-12School to Career
H.B. 2179
Relates to the certified school to career program....

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Governor's Council on Vocational Education
H.B. 610
Establishes the Governor's Council on Vocational Education; establishes the Kentucky Job Training Coordinating Council; replaces the Kentucky Job Training Coordinating Council with the Office of Training and Reemployment within the Cabinet for Workforce Develo...

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WASigned into law 03/2000P-12Support for Career/Technical Student Organizations
H.B. 2531
Directs the Superintendent of Public Instruction to maintain support for state-wide coordination for career and technical student organizations by providing program staff support that is available to assist in meeting the needs of career and technical student ...

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NMSigned into law 02/2000P-12Vocational Education
S.B. 390
Provides for vocational education in public schools....

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MOSigned by governor 07/1999P-12School-to-Work Certification
H.B. 889
No state agency, board or commission shall establish any policy or rule requiring an individual to obtain any state certificate pursuant to a public school program linking education and careers, including any school-to-work program, as a condition of employmen...

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NESigned into law 07/1999P-12Education and Career Preparation Act
L.B. 495
Purpose is to focus on academic, technical, and employment skills through programs such as agriculture, business, career guidance and counseling, family and consumer sciences, industrial technology, marketing, health occupations, and diversified occupations. ...

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TNSigned into law 06/1999P-12Authorizes Incorporation of Perkins Act with Other Programs
S.J.R. 210
Authorizes Department of Education to include secondary education activities of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act in a unified plan with other workforce development programs....

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TXSigned into law 06/1999P-12Creates Fund for Vocational and Technical Education
S.B. 1780
Relates to the creation of the high priority program fund to support vocational and technical education....

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TXSigned into law 06/1999P-12Technical Education Programs
S.B. 1819
Relates to the identification of technical education programs that are needed to maintain and improve the state's economic and technical competitiveness....

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TXSigned into law 06/1999P-12Creates Workforce Training Program
H.B. 2401
Establishes a voluntary Workforce Training Program for certain students....

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TXSigned into law 06/1999P-12Accreditation and Accountability
H.B. 3 - Section 59 - Part I
Makes former Section 39.071 new Section 39.051, and repeals portions of existing 39.051, "Academic Excellence Indicators." Provides that in determining a district's accreditation status, the commissioner must evaluate performance on the student achievement ind...

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ARSigned into law 04/1999Postsec.Reimbursements for Participation in Vocational Service Organizations
S.B. 776
Allows reimbursement to Technical Institutes, Vocational Technical Schools, and other schools for expenses related to a student's participation in vocational service organizations; relates to disbursement of funds by the Department of Workforce Education....

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ARSigned into law 04/1999P-12Creates Department of Workforce Education
S.B. 908
Creates a new chapter in the Arkansas Code for the Department of Workforce Education....

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ARSigned into law 04/1999Postsec.Vocational and Technical Education
S.B. 757
Pertains to postsecondary vocational and technical education....

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ARSigned into law 03/1999P-12Creates Construction Industry Training Program
S.B. 817
Provides for a construction industry craft training education program in vocational schools, technical schools and colleges and for other purposes. Provides a maximum surcharge which may be levied....

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IDSigned into law 03/1999P-12Creates Division of Professional-Technical Education
S.B. 1246
Changes the name of the Division of Vocational Education to the Division of Professional-Technical Education....

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TNSigned by governor 03/1999P-12Provides Termination Date for Vocational-Technical Education Council
S.B. 119
Provides that the State Council for Vocational-Technical Education shall terminate on June 30, 2007....

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VASigned into law 03/1999P-12Requires Standards in Vocational Education
H.B. 2476
Directs the Board of Education to incorporate into Vocational Education the Standards of Learning in mathematics, english, science, and social studies, and other subjects as appropriate; establishes, with such funds as may be appropriated, within the Departmen...

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VASigned into law 03/1999P-12Increases Membership of Workforce Council
S.B. 1257
Changes the name of the Statewide Workforce Training Council to the Workforce Council and increases its membership from 23 members to 43; provides for the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the Council to assist the Governor in complying with the federal Work...

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HIDied 10/1998P-12Creates Two-Tiered Tax Credit
H.B. 2686
Provides a two-tiered tax credit system to employers participating in school-to-work programs....

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CTDied 07/1998P-12Creates Regional Vocational-Technical School District
H.B. 5142
Creates a school district comprised of the regional vocational-technical schools in order to guarantee funding and a stable fiscal base....

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NHSigned into law 06/1998P-12
H.B. 1350 Vocational Education
Requires that vocational student organizations provide leadership opportunities for students; authorizes appropriation for appointment of vocational student organiation advisor....

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COSigned into law 05/1998P-12
S.B. 26
Changes the composition and size of the Work Force Coordinating Council....

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FLSigned into law 05/1998P-12
Community College

H.B. 4135
BECAME LAW WITHOUT GOVERNOR'S SIGNATURE . Authorizes creation of charter technical career centers; prescribes related powers and duties of Education Commissioner, Department of Education, participating district school boards, and community college district bo...

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FLSigned into law 05/1998P-12
Community College

S.B. 1124
Relates to workforce development; creates an incentive grant program; requires certain administrative procedures and certain data analysis and reports; provides an implementation schedule and for nonpublic postsecondary education institutions to use the common...

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LASigned into law 05/1998P-12
H.B. 63
Names and designates the vocational-technical schools under the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's (BESE) jurisdiction; provides for certain prison vocational programs....

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MDSigned into law 05/1998P-12
S.B. 791
Requires contractors for State-funded school construction projects to consult with county boards of education in order to implement work-based learning programs within the projects; requires the contractors to hire qualified students and other individuals for ...

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MDSigned into law 05/1998P-12
H.B. 6
Authorizes parties to establish approved paid work-based learning programs under which arrangements are made between schools and employers to provide students structured employer-supervised learning; allows a credit against the state income tax, the financial ...

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VASigned into law 05/1998P-12
H.B. 431 Vocational Education
Revises the Standards of Quality and other education provisions to incorporate the following recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Public Education; provides that the Board of Education is to establish Standards of Learning (SOL) for and articulat...

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KYSigned into law 04/1998P-12
H.B. 724 Workforce Preparation
Establishes a School to Careers system as the overall system for career related programs in the public school such as School-to-Work, Tech Prep, and High Schools That Work; establishes the goals for the School to Careers program including to increase the math;...

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VTSigned into law 04/1998P-12
H.B. 636 Technical Education Progrms
Establishes standards for performance and operation of Vermont's Technical Education Programs; allows several technical center service regions to apply to become pilot projects in which the governance and finance systems for technical education would be change...

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KYSigned into law 03/1998P-12
S.B. 158
Creates the Division of Workforce Investment in the Department of Adult Education and Literacy in the Cabinet for Workforce Development; changes the name of the Division of Management and Support Services to the Division of Management Services in the Departmen...

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CASigned into law 02/1998P-12
S.B. 1559 Vocational Rehabilitation Programs
Requires the system to measure the performance of students and trainees 18 years of age and over in state and federal funded education training programs. Requires the system to measure the performance of vocational rehabilitation programs....

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HISigned into law 07/1997P-12
H.B. 2032
Relates to school-to-work opportunities; involves reforming education, developing its workforce, and simulating economic development....

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HISigned into law 07/1997P-12
H.B. 133
Provides for a school-to-work work-based learning program administered by the Department of Education and the University of Hawaii. Provides that students participating in an approved school-to-work program, whether paid or not, shall be deemed to be the respo...

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COSigned into law 06/1997P-12
H.B. 1152 Income Tax Credit for School-to-Career Programs
Beginning with the 1997 income tax year, allows a credit against state income taxes for 10% of the total qualified investment made in a qualified school-to-career program. Repeals the existing income tax credit for investment in school-to-career programs in wh...

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CTDied 06/1997P-12
H.B. 5344 Workforce Preparation Oriented Curriculum
Makes public school curricula more oriented toward the types of jobs and positions that are available in the economic and business climate of the state of Connecticut....

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LADied 06/1997P-12
S.B. 274 New Governance Structure for Education
Creates a new governance structure for all of education; creates a state Superintendent of Education to be the administrative head of the Department of Education and the chief executive officer for the State Education Board; creates the State Education Board t...

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IASigned into law 04/1997P-12
S.B. 361
Relates to workers' compensation coverage for students participating in school-to-work programs and provides for related matters....

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NMVetoed 04/1997P-12
H.B. 222 Establishment of School-to-Work System
Relates to education; makes an appropriation; establishes a statewide school-to-work system, involves partnerships among public schools; develops the academic, technical competencies that student must demonstrate in today's workplace through work-based and sch...

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MSDied 02/1997P-12
S.B. 2127 Performance-Based Standards, Workforce-Education Act
Eliminates performance-bsed standards of public school accreditation. Repeals Workforce-Education Act....

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CAVetoed 09/1996P-12
Community College

S.B. 643 Paid Work Experience Program
Expresses legislative findings and declarations regarding work experience that is connected to school-based learning. Establishes a paid work experience program at a minimum of 5 sites around the state. The program would be administered by the Employment Devel...

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CASigned into law 09/1996P-12
S.B. 1454 Home Economics Carrers and Technology Vocational Educational Unit
States the Legislature's recognition of the importance of home economics careers and technology to the welfare and economic stability of the State, and declares the Legislature's intent to provide a comprehensive home economics careers and technology vocationa...

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RISigned into law 08/1996P-12
S.B. 2650 Rhode Island School-to-Work Transition Act of 1996
Relates to the Rhode Island School-to-Work Transition Act of 1996....

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CODied 05/1996P-12
S.B. 115 School to Work Programs
Creates an income tax credit for employers who participate in school to work programs that are certified by the local board of education. Limits the credit to an amount equal to the premium for workers' compensation insurance incurred by employer as a result o...

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TXPassed 05/1996P-12
Applicability/Career and Technology Education Program General Provisions/Special Populations
(Effective: 05/28/96) Provides for competency based, applied learning in a coherent sequence of courses in career and technology education; provides for career and technology education to members of special populations; provides opportunities for students to p...

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HISigned into law 04/1996Postsec.
Community College

Community Colleges
Allows Community Colleges to offer 2 or 4 year vocational technical education programs....

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VASigned into law 04/1996P-12
H.B. 569 Abolishment of Programs and Governance
Relates to abolishing of these programs. Abolishes the 15 member Council and its supporting agency, which were created in the executive branch in 1989....

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VASigned into law 04/1996P-12
Community College

H.B. 471 Apprenticeship Programs
(Effective: 04/01/96) Transfers the responsibility for administering Apprenticeship Programs offered by public institutions of higher education and local school boards from the Apprenticeship Council to the Board for the Virginia Community College System; requ...

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FLDied 03/1996P-12
S.B. 2578 Readiness for Postsecondary Education and the Workplace
Relates to student readiness for postsecondary education and the workplace. Provides legislative intent. Provides for end of high school destinations. Provides for student progression toward a chosen destination. Provides duties for the Department of Education...

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KYSigned into law 03/1996P-12School to Work -- Confirms Executive Order
S.B. 280 School to Work
(Effective: 03/29/96) Relates to a school-to-work transition system; relates to the Workforce Development Cabinet, to confirm Executive Order creating an Office of School-to-Work in the cabinet; establishes elements of the school-to-work transition system; dir...

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RIActive 03/1996P-12
School to Work in Rhode Island
School-to-Work Transition is an integrated learning system for all young people that provides linkage between work based and school based learning and families, that begins with pre-kindergarten, bridges high school and postsecondary schooling, and results in ...

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VASigned into law 03/1996P-12
H.B. 1193 School to Work Transition Grants Program
(Effective: 03/16/96) Establishes the School to Work Transition Grants Program, to be administered by the Board of Education and the School to Work Transition Fund, a special nonreverting fund within the Department of the Treasury; Requires the funds to be dis...

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WVSigned into law 03/1996P-12
S.B. 300 Jobs Through Education
(Effective: 03/20/96) The Jobs Through Education Act, designed to prepare public school students for college or a vocation, eliminates general studies track for high school students, and gears secondary education toward college prep or vocational training; wil...

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MNSigned into law 02/1996P-12
Community College

H.B. 2960\ H.B. 3025 Demonstration Project for Work Skills 1996 Laws, Chapter 395
Passed as part of the Higher Education Finance Bill. Appropriates $175,000 to the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities for a demonstration project to establish a work skills update program at a community college during the 1996-97...

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MSDied 02/1996P-12
H.B. 1656 School To Work - Credit for Employers
Provides credit for employers hiring students as part of certain cooperative or school to work education programs; limits the amount of such credit; provides that an employer must file a certificate of participation with the State Tax Commission in order to be...

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ILVetoed 08/1995P-12
H.B. 1267 School to Work Teaching and Training Institute
Provides State Board of Education shall establish a School to Work Teaching and Training Institute. The Governor's Amendatory Veto turns this responsibility over to the Illinois Human Resource Investment Council. Eliminates responsibilities of the State Superi...

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NVSigned into law 08/1995P-12
Community College

A.B. 303 Chapter 570 School to Work Program
Requires the State Board of Education to establish a school to work program to provide pupils with the skills to make the transition to the workplace. The measure directs the Board to develop, implement, and review the program with the assistance of state agen...

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OKVetoed 08/1995P-12
H.B. 1569 School to Work
Legislation for the vocational and technical education community this session, would have 1) established guidelines for the Oklahoma School to Work System in keeping with federal legislation; 2) placed administration of the system under the State Board of Voca...

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ALSigned into law 07/1995P-12
Chapter 16-6B Education Accountability Plan
The Legislature finds that the people of Alabama desire two basic things from their public schools: 1) high achievement for students 2) safe and orderly environment in which to learn. The Legislature encourages the State Board of Education to assist local boar...

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ILSigned into law 06/1995P-12
Vocational Education
A School-to-Work Teaching and Training Institute is created to train teachers and business, union, and industry representatives to work together in implementing school-to-work programs so students will be ready to enter the work force after completing high sch...

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MESigned into law 06/1995P-12
H.B. 1186 Maine Career Advantage
(LD 1627) Changes the name of the Maine Youth Apprenticeship Program to the Maine Career Advantage....

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PRPassed 06/1995P-12
School to Work Transition Program
The School to Work Transition Program is a Federal law approved by President Clinton's Administration, on May 4, 1994, to establish the School to Work Transition on a state level. The program seeks for the development of an education system that will produce h...

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SCPassed 06/1995P-12
School to Work Transition Act Regulations SCAC 43-225
(Effective: 06/23/95) Requires the Board of Education to establish a structure for preparing students for employment and lifelong learning which expands upon the current Tech Prep model to include four components; rigorous curriculum, career counseling, work e...

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VASigned into law 05/1995P-12
Postsec.

School to Work Transition
Authorizes local school boards to establish transition programs to prepare students for college, employment, or technical training....

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ARSigned into law 04/1995P-12
S.B. 782 - Workforce Preparation Funding
Appropriates $4,000,000 to the Industrial Development Commission for incentives for workforce skill upgrade programs in existing industries, $250,000 from the Higher Education Grants Fund, $3,750,000 from the General Improvement Fund....

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TXSigned into law 04/1995P-12
Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness (TCWEC)
The 1993 Texas Legislature enacted the Workforce and Economic Competitiveness Act, which created the Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness (TCWEC), a human resource investment council. TCWEC is charged with coordinating workforce development ...

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MSSigned into law 03/1995Postsec.
S.B. 2961 - Community College/Tech-Prep Program Admission Requirements
Clarifies that any student who has graduated from high school with a qualifying grade point average shall be fully eligible for admission into the public community/junior college tech-prep program; and for related purposes....

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VASigned into law 03/1995P-12
S.B. 991 - School to Work Transition
Requires school boards to establish school-to-work transition for students enrolled in public schools in grades five through twelve....

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OKSigned into law 08/1994P-12
S.B. 900
S.B. 900 appropriates $700,000 to initiate use of the new area vocational-technical school district equity finance formula which the State Board of Vocational and Technical Education was directed to adopt in H.C.R. 1049 in 1992....

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CTSigned into law 06/1994P-12
PA 94-116, sH.B. 5086 School to Work Career Certificate Program
(Effective: 07/01/94) This act allows school districts, the regional vo-tech system, and regional educational service centers, together with local employers, unions, community based institutions, and colleges to establish school to work education programs for ...

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SCSigned into law 06/1994P-12
School to Work Transition Act of 1994
This act establishes a School to Work system that will prepare students for employment and life long learning. It expands Tech Prep by calling for structured work based learning opportunities through youth apprenticeships. Earlier career planning and mentorshi...

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ALSigned into law 05/1994Postsec.
H 195 (Act 94-603) Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Makes an appropriation of $21,972,630 to the state Department of Education for the purpose of funding Vocational Rehabilitation Services. (Legislative Link, Regular Legislative Session - 1994)...

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VTSigned into law 05/1994P-12
S. 222 Approval of Student Apprenticeship Programs
(Effective: 05/17/94) This act authorizes technical education Regional Advisory Boards to approve student apprenticeship programs in secondary schools within their regions. A student apprenticeship program would be up to four years in length and would provide ...

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VASigned into law 04/1994P-12
H.B. 191 Continuing Education
Permits Virginia Tech to expend nongeneral funds from all its continuing education programs to pay for the University's share of the operating costs of the Commission and limits Virginia Tech in paying for such operating costs to only those continuing educatio...

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