Notes from the Director

Dear Colleagues —

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) invites States and discretionary grantees to apply for customized technical assistance (TA) for Program Year (PY) 2018-2019. The TA is designed to support high-quality accountability and data reporting systems through services provided by our contractors at RTI International.

With the recent passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), a priority of TA will be assisting States and discretionary grantees in transitioning to the legislation’s new student definitions and measurement approaches. Transition-related TA topics might include, but are not limited to:

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