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A02371 Summary:

BILL NOA02371
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORHyndman
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 817, Ed L
 
Establishes a career and technical high school diploma (CTE) for students completing a course of study for a career or trade.
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A02371 Actions:

BILL NOA02371
 
01/19/2021referred to education
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A02371 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2371
 
SPONSOR: Hyndman
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a career and technical education diploma   PURPOSE: To create an alternative pathway to graduation for students seeking a career technical education (CTE)   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 required assessments. 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, a board of cooperative education, 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 educa- tion, health occupations education, technical education, technology education, and trade industrial education. Lastly, the Regents, in consultation with trade and professional organ- izations, 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: Enacting the clause.   JUSTIFICATION: 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 implemen- tation 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 effective 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 chil- dren excel in these types of skills but are denied this path to a diplo- ma.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided that effective imme- diately, 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.
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A02371 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          2371
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. HYNDMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee 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:

     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
     2  read as follows:
     3    § 817. Career and technical education pathway to a high school  diplo-
     4  ma.  1.  a. A career and technical education (hereinafter referred to in
     5  this section as CTE) pathway to a high school diploma is  hereby  estab-
     6  lished. A CTE pathway to a diploma shall:
     7    (i) result in a regents or local diploma;
     8    (ii)  differ  from  the traditional requirements to a regents or local
     9  diploma with respect to required assessments;
    10    (iii) be made available to all students, including, but not limited to
    11  students with disabilities.
    12    b. A CTE pathway to a diploma shall be based on curriculum and  train-
    13  ing designed to provide students with career, trade and technical skills
    14  and shall demonstrate that the student is ready for a career or trade as
    15  determined by regulations of the commissioner. A CTE pathway to a diplo-
    16  ma shall include, but not be limited to:
    17    (i)  completion of a CTE sequence provided and administered by a busi-
    18  ness practicing a particular trade or career, by a board of  cooperative
    19  educational  services or any secondary education program approved by the
    20  commissioner or by an institution of higher education;
    21    (ii) completion of work-based learning experiences as provided by  the
    22  approved program; and
    23    (iii) completion of a work-skills employability profile.
    24    c.  For  purposes  of  this  section, a career and technical education
    25  shall include, but not be limited to, courses of study in the  following
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06675-01-1

        A. 2371                             2
 
     1  career  fields: agriculture education, business and marketing education,
     2  family and consumer sciences education,  health  occupations  education,
     3  technical  education,  technology  education,  and  trade and industrial
     4  education.
     5    2.  The regents, in consultation with trade and professional organiza-
     6  tions, shall promulgate such regulations as may be necessary  to  estab-
     7  lish  the  curriculum,  assessments and any other criteria that students
     8  must achieve to earn a regents or local diploma via a CTE pathway.
     9    3. Students who entered high school in the two  thousand  twenty-one--
    10  two  thousand twenty-two school year and thereafter shall be eligible to
    11  earn a diploma via a CTE pathway.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect  immediately.  Effective  immediately,
    13  the  addition,  amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation neces-
    14  sary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective date are
    15  authorized to be made and completed on or before such effective date.
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