There is one summary for H.R.5587. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/28/2016)

Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act

This bill reauthorizes through FY2022 the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, divides career and technical education (CTE) students into CTE concentrators and CTE participants, and revises requirements for within-state funding allocations.

The bill also revises requirements for core indicators of performance, including state adjusted levels of performance, to differentiate those for CTE concentrators who graduate from high school and for CTE concentrators at the postsecondary level.

The Institute for Education Sciences shall act for the Department of Education (ED) to appoint the independent advisory panel on the evaluation of CTE programs.

The bill revises requirements for the contents of an evaluation.

ED may award grants to eligible entities, including local educational agencies and area CTE schools, to:

  • create, develop, implement, or take to scale evidence-based, field initiated innovations, including through a pay for success initiative to improve CTE student outcomes; and
  • evaluate such innovations rigorously.

The bill reauthorizes through FY2022 grants for tribally controlled CTE institutions, and repeals the authorization for assistance for certain occupational and information activities.

State plans shall be for four years instead of six years.

The bill revises requirements for:

  • such plans as well as state program improvement plans and state leadership activities;
  • local applications for CTE programs, including a comprehensive CTE needs assessment, and local uses of funds; and
  • state maintenance of efforts, including administrative penalties for failure to meet maintenance requirements.

The bill repeals the separate mandate for tech prep education.

The Government Accountability Office shall evaluate:

  • the strategies, components, policies, and practices used by eligible agencies or eligible recipients receiving funding to assist successfully all students in pursuing and completing programs of study aligned to high-skill, high-wage occupations, as well as any specific underrepresented subgroup of students; and
  • any challenges associated with replication of such strategies, components, policies, and practices.

The Wagner-Peyser Act is amended to revise the duties of a state agency receiving federal assistance for participation in the nationwide employment statistics system of workforce and labor market information.