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Providing equity leadership and capacity building to transform education and workforce systems.
Equity in CTE & STEM Root Causes and Strategies: A Call to Action
Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) pathways offer access to high-skill, high-wage, in-demand careers, yet disparities persist by gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic, and disability status. There are many root causes for the disparities, and it can be challenging to know where to start to influence change. We can help!
Equity in CTE and STEM Root Causes and Strategies: A Call to Action is our latest publication.
It includes a literature summary and an infographic framework of an ecosystem for equity in CTE and STEM. We use an intersectional lens to examine how individual learners are affected by the dynamics within education, careers, and community, offering a wealth of insights into specific and overlapping root causes. The snapshot of current theories and evidence-based strategies identifies and addresses the structures, practices, and biases that must shift to promote equity and sustainable change.
We hope this Call to Action helps you evaluate your assumptions, biases, practices, and equity strategies. Read more >>
Policy Opportunities to Promote Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education
Policy Opportunities to Promote Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education is a new NAPE resource developed in partnership with YES! Youth Employment Solutions Center and TASH, an international leader in disability advocacy. The publication is a great resource for special education and career and technical education (CTE) advocates to understand and take action on the provisions in Perkins V that support increasing the participation of students with disabilities in CTE.
Using Collective Impact to Broaden Participation in STEM and CTE through a Multi-State Systems Approach
In 2017, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation (NAPE) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to implement the Intermountain STEM network (IM STEM). IM STEM included stakeholders from government, business, education, and communities across six states (Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) who represented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, career and technical education (CTE), and workforce development. IM STEM used a collective impact model to create systems changes in state-level agencies and organizations to provide diverse students access and opportunities for STEM and CTE success.
Strategies for Special Population Success
NAPE has completed a literature review, compiled effective practices and identified organizations with particular expertise to support development of your Perkins Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment and Local Application, and to assist state agencies in providing effective technical assistance to better serve each of nine student groups.
Highlights from NAPE's Blog
Organizational Profile The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a membership-based consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations committed to the advancement of access, equity, and diversity in classrooms and workplaces. The NAPE Education Foundation,
Incorporated in 1995 as a 501(c)6, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is the nation’s leading professional alliance committed to building the capacity of educators to increase student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. NAPE is a membership-based