State Policies Impacting CTE: 2014 Year in Review

Jointly authored by Advance CTE and ACTE, this report provides a state-by-state review of policy changes impacting CTE during 2014 across the country. In total, all but four states made legislative or regulatory changes relevant to CTE in 2014 on topics ranging from funding to credit transfer policies. State legislatures and regulatory bodies approved roughly 150 policies across 46 states and the District of Columbia in 2014. This continued spike in CTE-related policies indicates a growing awareness and interest in using CTE as a means to increase postsecondary credential attainment, provide students with real-world experience and prepare a workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the nation’s competitive edge.