Strategies for Special Population Success: Practical Tips and Tools for Educators – a free resource

Need help identifying best practices for serving each of the nine special population groups defined in Perkins V? Start here!

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
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 these nine student groups.
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