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Making Good on the Promise: Improving Equity in and Access to Quality CTE Programs for Students Experiencing Homelessness

This brief suggests strategies for how CTE and homeless education leaders can work together to build opportunities for learners experiencing homelessness to access and succeed in high-quality CTE programs of study. Importantly, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) expanded its definition of special populations to include individuals experiencing homelessness, as defined by Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act) [42 U.S.C. ยง 11434a(2)], which provides a clear path for state and local leaders to support these learners more intentionally through CTE programs of study.

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Published October 2020