Why is the CTE Program Approval Process conducted differently in New York City than from other districts in New York state?

Why is the CTE Program Approval Process conducted differently in New York City than from other districts in New York state?

The Board of Regents requires the New York City Department of Education to monitor the implementation and approval of career and technical education programs. The NYCDOE Central CTE Program Quality Team conducts the NYSED approval process on behalf of the CTE programs in New York City. The NYCDOE organizes the NYSED program approval requirements into five quality areas: curriculum & instruction, work-based learning, assessment & accountability, partnerships, and program and school capacity. These indicators are used to evaluate programs to ensure students receive access to high quality Career and Technical Education.