U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Rob Portman (R-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Career and Technical Education Excellence and Equity Act, new legislation that would support innovation in career and technical education and redesign the high school experience for historically underserved students.
The legislation would fund a variety of activities, including
- integration of rigorous academics with career and technical education in courses that meet state university admissions requirements;
- professional development between core academic teachers and career and technical education teachers;
- employers as partners in program design, curriculum development, program evaluation, and assessment of student work; and
- a continuum of work-based learning experiences, such as job shadowing, internships, and pre-apprenticeship programs for students to develop essential workplace skills.
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