A Unified Statewide Vision
Aligning ESSA, Perkins V and WIOA Across the Lifespan

Publication February 28, 2019

The reauthorization of three federal statutes — the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act and Perkins V — has given states the chance, and an unprecedented flexibility, to align all three in powerful ways. This brief includes questions that state legislators and other policymakers can ask to determine how to best implement them as one coherent system.