State Policies Impacting CTE: 2015 Year in Review

Now in its third year, this report takes a look at state-by-state CTE policies passed in 2015 to examine relevant themes and trends. Over the course of the year, more than 125 CTE-related laws, executive orders, board of education actions and budget provisions were approved across 39 states in 2015. Although there was a slight dip overall in the number of CTE-related policies enacted compared to 2013 and 2014, there was a notable uptick in substantive policy actions seeking to leverage CTE within states’ broader economic and workforce development strategies. There is no question that CTE remained a top policy priority for the majority of states, particularly in regard to their education agendas.

Advance CTE members can click here to download the 2015 State Policy Tracker and view these policies in further detail. 

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January 2016
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