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  • Writer's pictureJillian Helding

New Resource Highlights How States Use ARPA to Reengage Students with Career and Technical Education

The U.S. Department of Education released a new fact sheet highlighting ways states and school districts are using American Rescue Plan funds to reengage students and enhance academic learning by expanding career and technical education (CTE) opportunities. As schools help students address lost instructional time, high-quality CTE programs can be a powerful tool to boost school engagement and on-time graduation.

"As our nation recovers from the pandemic, we must ensure today's students are ready to meet tomorrow's needs. Investments in Career and Technical Education – programs that are proven to successfully reengage students and prepare them for in-demand, good paying jobs – are key to that goal," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "Expanded pathways from high school to the workforce can help students gain the skills and earn the credentials needed for high-growth jobs, including those that don't require a four-year college degree."

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