Access and Equity

Resources on topics such as special populations, non-traditional students, delivery systems, infrastructure and zip code equity

  • Research/ Report
November 2021

This resource from the College in High School Alliance builds upon its state policy roadmap to illustrate how state leaders can expand access to college in high school programs for learners with disabilities.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2021

This toolkit provides state and local Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders with actionable resources, guidance and tools to ensure CTE learner voices are elevated and heard for the improvement of CTE policies and practices.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2021

The purpose of Brave Dialogues: A Guide to Discussing Racial Equity in Career Technical Education is to provide state Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders with language and tools to engage in discussion around racial equity in CTE.

  • Research/ Report
August 2021

This brief, written by the National Governors Association, outlines eight strategies and considerations for promoting equity through reemployment and other workforce services. The strategies are supported by state examples and linked to best practices across the United States.

  • Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Boston, Massachusetts' New Skills ready network team, focusing on building a systems-change mindset among the cross-sector team and developing common and foundational definitions to signal their commitment to equity.

  • Snapshots
June 2021

This snapshot provides a summary of the priorities for Nashville, Tennessee's New Skills ready network team, focusing on establishing a shared understanding around systemic barriers to racial equity and developing a data-sharing agreement between secondary and postsecondary institutions.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2021

This tool from the Wisconsin Technical College System can be used to assess the adoption of best practices for increasing the enrollment and retention of learners who are nontraditional based upon their gender for an occupational program. 

  • Research/ Report
June 2021

This annual report provides an overview of the early achievements and innovation from the first year of the New Skills ready network initiative.