Summary: S.1004 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/02/2017)

Perkins Fund for Equity and Excellence

This bill amends the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 to replace the existing Tech Prep program with a new competitive grant program to support career and technical education. Under the program, local educational agencies and their partners may apply for grant funding to support:

  • career and technical education programs that are aligned with postsecondary education programs,
  • dual or concurrent enrollment programs and early college programs,
  • certain evidence-based strategies and delivery models related to career and technical education,
  • teacher and leader experiential and informational-gathering site visits,
  • professional development of educators and business partners,
  • structured interdisciplinary collaboration and common planning time,
  • teacher and leader externship programs,
  • cross-credentialing for teachers,
  • paid student internships or other paid work-based learning experiences, and
  • guidance counseling.

Unless granted a waiver, a grant recipient must provide specified matching funds in the fourth and fifth years of the five-year grant.