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Promoting Equity in CTE

Community College Daily


Community college career and technical education (CTE) programs are increasingly committed to achieving equity goals and are finding creative ways to do so, according to a new MDRC report.

MDRC’s Center for Effective CTE evaluated 17 notable community college CTE programs in 2019 to identify promising practices and common challenges around equity. Many of those practices are outlined in the new report.

Authors Hannah Dalporto and Betsy Tessler found practices aimed at increasing opportunity and reducing gaps in outcomes between social groups are being conducted at various points along the education pathway, from outreach and recruitment, to post-employment support…

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