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S02484 Summary:

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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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S02484 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 20, 2023
        Introduced  by  Sens.  COMRIE, 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:
     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.

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     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-three-
    10  -two  thousand  twenty-four school year and thereafter shall be eligible
    11  to 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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