Identified State-Level Equity Priorities
Seven states prioritized addressing equity gaps related to race/ethnicity, school location (rural/urban), and/or disability status, and some developed tools, such as a statewide map for identifying gaps and barriers, to inform strategies. Two states piloted state-level initiatives serving students with disabilities; one directed additional funds to career counseling in low-resource areas, and the other sought to expand dual enrollment programs for underrepresented groups.
Included Equity in Pathway Criteria
Three states required districts to include plans to enhance equity in their documentation for state-level career pathway funding, recognition, and approval.
Supported Local Equity Initiatives
Four states provided data, technical assistance, and training to help identify and address inequities at the district level, and two states offered district grant programs for equity initiatives.