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We are the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
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 >>
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.
America’s Women Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
In celebration of America’s 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement and the enactment of the 19th Amendment, the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE), in conjunction with its partners and essay contributors, is proud to present an anthology of inspiring essays by a diverse group of women regarding the enactment of the 19th Amendment entitled, Many Facets: America’s Women Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
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Leveraging Policy for Equity in Community College: Call for State and Local Community College Partners
To realize the nation’s business, economic, and human potential, the U.S. must close equity gaps by gender, race and ethnicity, and special population status in high-skill, high-wage, in-demand programs and programs of study. The Perkins V legislation aims to strengthen
U.S. Department of Education Announces New Grant Program to Provide Funding to School Districts Being Penalized for Implementing COVID Safety Measures
the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will launch a new grant program to provide additional funding to school districts that have funds withheld by their state or are otherwise financially penalized for implementing strategies to prevent the spread
Friday March 12th The NAPE Affiliate Membership Affinity Group held an engaging interactive conversation with Markus Flynn, Executive Director, Black Men Teach. Markus is currently a science teacher at Prodeo Academy in Minneapolis. He held prior positions in research and