Career and technical education (CTE) is enjoying renewed interest as the stigma sloughs off and students pursue it as a viable and affordable path to high-paying in-demand careers. But equity in CTE presents challenges--challenges with fledgling solutions that could help ensure equity for all students.

While CTE was once used as a way to move low-income and minority students into low-paying jobs, it has moved away from vocational education and has morphed into programs offering pathways through high school and postsecondary education with credentials and work-based learning experiences.

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura