senate Bill S7356

Establishes a career and technical high school diploma for students completing a course of study for a career or trade

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  • 14 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1617
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

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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Bill Details

Versions:
S7356
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง817, Ed L

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BILL NUMBER:S7356

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to estab-
lishing a career and technical education diploma

PURPOSE:

To create an alternative pathway to graduation for students seeking a
career technical education.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. amends the education law by adding a new section 817 that
provides to all students a CTE pathway diploma, which will result in
either a regents or local diploma and differ from the traditional
requirements for a regents or local diploma with respect to assessment.

This section further provides for a curriculum based on training
designed to provide students with career, trade, and technical skills.
This curriculum will be administered by a business practicing a partic-
ular trade or career, or by an institution of higher education. The
curriculum will include, but not be limited to, completion of work-based
learning experiences, and completion of a work-skills employment
profile. CTE will include, but not be limited to the following career
fields: agriculture education, business and marketing education, family
and consumer sciences education, health occupations education, technical
education, technology education, and trade industrial education.

Lastly, the Regents in consultation with trade and professional organ-
izations, shall promulgate regulations necessary to establish the
curriculum, assessments, and any other criteria that students must
achieve to earn a regents or local diploma via CTE pathway.

Section 2. is the enacting clause.

JUSTIFICATION:

Students in New York, regardless of their inclination in life, only have
one path to graduation through the regents with an education that is
geared towards achieving college readiness.

Recently, with the implementation of the Common Core Standards, the
college ready agenda is being demanded heavily upon all students, while
at the same time stressing increased test scores and graduation rates.
New York's current education system is ignoring a part of the student
population that is inclined to other types of education and learning
experiences. Regardless of how good our college ready education system
is, in many instances it does not take into consideration the needs of
those students who chose another path, such as students interested in a
trade. Many of our children excel in these types of skills but are
denied this path to a diploma.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Undetermined

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately; provided that effective imme-
diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effective
date are authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
such effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7356

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  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:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 817 to
read as follows:
  S 817. CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL  DIPLO-
MA.  1.  A. A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO IN
THIS SECTION AS CTE) PATHWAY TO A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA IS  HEREBY  ESTAB-
LISHED. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLOMA SHALL:
  (I) RESULT IN A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA;
  (II)  DIFFER  FROM  THE TRADITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO A REGENTS OR LOCAL
DIPLOMA WITH RESPECT TO REQUIRED ASSESSMENTS;
  (III) BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
  B. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLOMA SHALL BE BASED ON CURRICULUM AND  TRAIN-
ING DESIGNED TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH CAREER, TRADE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
AND SHALL DEMONSTRATE THAT THE STUDENT IS READY FOR A CAREER OR TRADE AS
DETERMINED BY REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER. A CTE PATHWAY TO A DIPLO-
MA SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I)  COMPLETION OF A CTE SEQUENCE PROVIDED AND ADMINISTERED BY A BUSI-
NESS PRACTICING A PARTICULAR TRADE OR CAREER, BY A BOARD OF  COOPERATIVE
EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES OR ANY SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM APPROVED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OR BY AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION;
  (II) COMPLETION OF WORK-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCES AS PROVIDED BY  THE
APPROVED PROGRAM; AND
  (III) COMPLETION OF A WORK-SKILLS EMPLOYABILITY PROFILE.
  C.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  SECTION, A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, COURSES OF STUDY IN THE  FOLLOWING
CAREER  FIELDS: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND MARKETING EDUCATION,
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION,  HEALTH  OCCUPATIONS  EDUCATION,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13943-02-4

S. 7356                             2

TECHNICAL  EDUCATION,  TECHNOLOGY  EDUCATION,  AND  TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL
EDUCATION.
  2.  THE REGENTS, IN CONSULTATION WITH TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZA-
TIONS, SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH REGULATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY  TO  ESTAB-
LISH  THE  CURRICULUM,  ASSESSMENTS AND ANY OTHER CRITERIA THAT STUDENTS
MUST ACHIEVE TO EARN A REGENTS OR LOCAL DIPLOMA VIA A CTE PATHWAY.
  3. STUDENTS WHO ENTERED HIGH SCHOOL IN THE TWO THOUSAND  FOURTEEN--TWO
THOUSAND  FIFTEEN SCHOOL YEAR AND THEREAFTER SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN A
DIPLOMA VIA A CTE PATHWAY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately; provided  that  effective
immediately,  the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regu-
lation necessary for the timely implementation of this act on its effec-
tive date are authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or
before such effective date.

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