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When the Perkins Act was reauthorized in 2018, it increased the focus of career and technical education (CTE) programs on serving the needs of special populations and expanded the definition to include nine distinct groups.
- Individuals with disabilities
- Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults
- Individuals preparing for nontraditional fields
- Single parents, including single pregnant women
- Out-of-workforce individuals
- English learners
- Homeless individuals
- Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
- Youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces and is on active duty