Establishes a career and technical high school diploma (CTE) for students completing a course of study for a career or trade.
Ayes (58): Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Dilan, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Diaz, Espaillat, Hassell-Thomps
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a career and technical education diploma
To create an alternative pathway to graduation for students seeking a career technical education.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. amends the education law by adding a new section 817 that provides to all students a CTE pathway diploma, which will result in either a regents or local diploma and differ from the traditional requirements for a regents or local diploma with respect to assessment.
This section further provides for a curriculum based on training designed to provide students with career, trade, and technical skills. This curriculum will be administered by a business practicing a particular trade or career, or by an institution of higher education. The curriculum will include, but not be limited to, completion of work-based learning experiences, and completion of a work-skills employment profile. CTE will include, but not be limited to the following career fields: agriculture education, business and marketing education, family and consumer sciences education, health occupations education, technical education, technology education, and trade industrial education.
Lastly, the Regents in consultation with trade and professional organizations, shall promulgate regulations necessary to establish the curriculum, assessments, and any other criteria that students must achieve to earn a regents or local diploma via CTE pathway.
Section 2. is the enacting clause.
Students in New York, regardless of their inclination in life, only have one path to graduation through the regents with an education that is geared towards achieving college readiness.
Recently, with the implementation of the Common Core Standards, the college ready agenda is being demanded heavily upon all students, while at the same time stressing increased test scores and graduation rates. New York's current education system is ignoring a part of the student population that is inclined to other types of education and learning experiences. Regardless of how good our college ready education system is, in many instances it does not take into consideration the needs of those students who chose another path, such as students interested in a trade. Many of our children excel in these types of skills but are denied this path to a diploma.
This act shall take effect immediately; provided that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7356 IN SENATE May 14, 2014 ___________Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a career and technical education diploma THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to read as follows: S 817. CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLO- MA. 1. A. A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO IN THIS SECTION AS CTE) PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA IS HEREBY ESTAB- LISHED. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLOMA SHALL: (I) RESULT IN A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA; (II) DIFFER FROM THE TRADITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA WITH RESPECT TO REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS; (III) BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. B. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLOMA SHALL BE BASED ON CURRICULUM AND TRAIN- ING DESIGNED TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH CAREER, TRADE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS AND SHALL DEMONSTRATE THAT THE STUDENT IS READY FOR A CAREER OR TRADE AS DETERMINED BY REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLO- MA SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (I) COMPLETION OF A CTE SEQUENCE PROVIDED AND ADMINISTERED BY A BUSI- NESS PRACTICING A PARTICULAR TRADE OR CAREER, BY A BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OR ANY SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OR BY AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION; (II) COMPLETION OF WORK-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCES AS PROVIDED BY THE APPROVED PROGRAM; AND (III) COMPLETION OF A WORK-SKILLS EMPLOYABILITY PROFILE. C. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, COURSES OF STUDY IN THE FOLLOWING CAREER FIELDS: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION, FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION, HEALTH OCCUPATIONS EDUCATION,EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13943-02-4 S. 7356 2
TECHNICAL EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, AND TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION. 2. THE REGENTS, IN CONSULTATION WITH TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZA- TIONS, SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH REGULATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO ESTAB- LISH THE CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENTS AND ANY OTHER CRITERIA THAT STUDENTS MUST ACHIEVE TO EARN A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA VIA A CTE PATHWAY. 3. STUDENTS WHO ENTERED HIGH SCHOOL IN THE TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN--TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN SCHOOL YEAR AND THEREAFTER SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN A DIPLOMA VIA A CTE PATHWAY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided that effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regu- lation necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effec- tive date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.