2022 Data Quality Institute (DQI)

Join OCTAE from November 2 to November 4 for our annual Data Quality Institute (DQI) focused on identifying and addressing equity gaps in career and technical education.

Register here by October 7th

Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award. The award honors two K-12 teachers for excellence in cybersecurity education and is part of a coordinated federal effort to develop and maintain a superior cybersecurity workforce. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the critical role teachers have in preparing students with the skills needed to fortify our nation’s security and to succeed in the ever-evolving cybersecurity environment.

Visit https://cte.ed.gov/cyberaward to learn more.

Perkins State Plans
and Data Explorer

Conduct customized searches of States’ Perkins V State plans, covering FY 2020-23, and annual enrollment and performance data under Perkins V and its predecessor Perkins IV.

Visit the Perkins State Plans and Data Explorer to learn more.

CTE Highlights of ARP ESSER State Plans

High school students are gaining new opportunities to participate in career and technical education (CTE) and prepare for in-demand jobs like teaching as a result of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER), which has provided nearly $122 billion to state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to meet the urgent needs of schools and students arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to learn more.

Notes from the Division

September 1, 2022

Dear Colleagues:

Submission of states’ most recent Consolidated Annual Reports (CARs) included career and technical education (CTE) participant and concentrator enrollment data and, for the first time under Perkins V, performance data for CTE concentrators on the core indicators of performance. State CTE leaders, policy makers, and practitioners are now equipped with robust data that can inform targeting of resources, policy changes, and programmatic adjustments to ensure equitable access and outcomes for CTE students. To support states in this regard, the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE), in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), is hosting its annual Data Quality Institute (DQI) from November 2nd through 4th, 2022, in-person at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.

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