The U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed legislation that reauthorizes Carl D. Perkins funding in support of states' Career and Technical Education efforts. President Bush signed the bill into law, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (which will be often referred to as "Perkins IV"), on August 12, 2006.
Kim Green, Executive Director of the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium, conducted a one-day workshop at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. During this workshop, Kim Green explained the new law and provided an environment for imagining and seeking the opportunities that the Perkins Reauthorization presents. Her PowerPoint presentations are available below:
Part 1 of her presentation, "Setting the Stage for Change," discusses the influences, concerns, and issues involved in achieving the reauthorization. Download this first powerpoint presentation file (2.88 MB).
Part 2 of her presentation, "Perkins IV Overview," discusses the new law's focus on high wage, high skill, high demand occupations, increased assessment and accountability, and other issues pertinent to further developing and strengthening CTE programs of study. Download this second powerpoint presentation file (4.55 MB).