Laws & Guidance VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
Reauthorization of Perkins

Introduction | Congressional Activity | Legislation and Policy Guidance Memorandum | Historical Data | Federal Register Notices

Introduction

The President signed the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 2006 into law on August 12, 2006. The new Act will provide an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improve state and local accountability. This page provides current information on the Department's efforts to implement the new Act.

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Congressional Activity

109TH CONGRESS (2005-2006)

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270 ) download files PDF (187K)

The President signed the Act into law on August 12, 2006.

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 -- Conference Report 109-597 download files PDF (872K)

By a bipartisan vote of 399-1, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 conference report on July 29, 2006. This action follows U.S. Senate agreement of the conference report by unanimous consent on July 26, 2006.

Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act (H.R. 366)

Education Committee Approves Castle Bill to Help States and Schools Improve Vocational and Technical Education, Strengthen Opportunities for Students. The U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce on March 9, 2005 gave bipartisan approval to legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE).

Hearing on H.R. 366 the Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act (February 15, 2005)

The House Subcommittee on Education Reform held a hearing to discuss "H.R. 366 the Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act". Five witnesses testified.

On January 26, 2005, Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE), chair of the U.S. House Education Reform Subcommittee, and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), the chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced the Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act (H.R. 366), legislation that would reauthorize and improve the Perkins Act. Read a summary of H.R. 366.

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2005 (S.250)

On March 9, 2005 at its mark-up of the bill, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted unanimously to approve S. 250, the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2005".

On February 1, 2005, chair of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, introduced the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2005, legislation that would reauthorize and improve the Perkins Act.

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Program and Policy Memorandum

Program policy and guidance memorandum for state formula grants under the Perkins IV legislation.

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Federal Register Notices

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Historical Data on the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act

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