After years of effort, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act was signed into law by President Bush on August 12, 2006. The law takes several positive steps to ensure that women in transition have greater access to the career and technical education system.
Read Women Works!’s Advocate’s Guide to Perkins IV
Perkins Implementation Action Kit
Perkins III Data Tables
Inform your Perkins advocacy with statistics on displaced homemakers and single parents in career and technical education programs in your State.
Policy Brief: Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers
Frequently Asked Questions: Funding for Displaced Homemaker/Single Parent Programs
Press Release: Perkins Act Reauthorization Will Help Women and Families succeed.
Full Text: Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006
Perkins IV: Key Provisions for Women (2006)
Women Work! Comments on Proposed Guide for the Submission of State Plans
Department of Education Guide for the Submission of State Plans, final