State Leaders’ Forum
2018 Convening to Target Perkins V and ESSA

December 12 – December 13, 2018
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Atlanta, GA

SREB’s annual State Leaders’ Forum convenes teams of legislators, policymakers, state board members, secondary and postsecondary education leaders, and workforce development agency representatives to explore policies and practices that help more young adults graduate from high school with a head start on the postsecondary credentials and degrees they need to secure well-paying jobs in high-demand fields.

This year’s Forum will focus on the integration of three pieces of federal legislation — the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, also known as Perkins V.

Teams of state education and workforce leaders — including chief state school officers, state higher education executive officials and leaders of state community and technical college systems — will discuss and plan strategies for integrating the components of these laws.

Representatives from the Association for Career and Technical Education, the U.S. Department of Labor and other leading organizations will participate in panel and table discussions.

SREB provides follow-up technical assistance to attending states.

To learn more and be notified when registration for the Forum opens, please contact

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