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Despite policymakers’ efforts to integrate and align core academics with career technical education, the two disciplines remain stubbornly separate in many states. This NASBE policy update outlines incentives the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides for states to propel students toward postsecondary success, and it notes three states—Kentucky, Tennessee, and California—that are making significant headway.


Career Readiness and CTE in a Post-NCLB World





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Leading and Governing

Is there another domestic policy space more complicated than state education governance? In the face of the 50-plus ways of constructing state systems of public education in this country, the authors in this issue of The Standard attempt to tease out what constitutes strong leadership and effective governance.

Legislative Conference 2023

NASBE's 2023 Legislative Conference will be held March 19-21, 2023 in Washington, D.C.
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