State adopts career and tech ed standards
The Iowa State Board of Education recently adopted new career and technical education standards for programs that enroll middle and high school students. The programs encompass agriculture, food and natural resources; applied sciences, technology, engineering and manufacturing; business, finance, marketing and management; health science; human services; and information solutions. The board adopted statewide standards based on recommendations from Iowa program management teams in five of the six service areas. Work will begin on standards for the sixth service area, applied sciences, technology, engineering and manufacturing, later this year. The CTE standards corresponding to each service area are required for Iowa schools that offer those programs. The standards were established as part of HF 2392.