Forty-eight states, two territories and the District of Columbia have signed onto the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which has been developed by NGA and CCSSO. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have to be ready to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing, academic college courses and in workforce training programs.
Check out our latest publication about the common standards and the role that CTE could play in implementation. You can access a copy of it here. This leave behind explains the process NGA, CCSSO, and states have gone through to develop the standards, how and when states are expected to adopt the standards, and how states could align CTE to the common core standards.
Please feel free to use this document to inform and educate teachers and administrators in your state about the common core standards and the intersection with CTE.