“THE HEART OF ESSA: REFLECT ON RESULTS, PLAN AND PRIORITIZE, AND FUND PRIORITIES”

Louisiana

~~“Career education access: Louisiana developed a career education initiative, Jump Start, as well as a diverse course delivery program known as Course Choice. Using funds won through the New Skills for Youth grant, Louisiana conducted an inventory of every pathway offered in every high school in the state. Further grant funding will in part go toward bolstering connections among employers, higher education, and high schools. Students with disabilities eligible to pursue a high school diploma via an alternate pathway may also select a Jump Start pathway to earn a career diploma and a recognized workforce credential. All Jump Start pathways are accessible to these students, with the student’s IEP team setting alternate exit and performance criteria.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Department of Education
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
Date Enacted: 
01/09/2017
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