Research/ Report

State Policies Impacting CTE: 2022 Year in Review

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Advance CTE and ACTE's yearly analysis that spans 37 states who enacted 123 policies. All policies that were passed in 2022 affected the secondary education, postsecondary education, adult education and/or workforce systems.

Making Opportunity Real

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The manual introduces an Equity Frame that provides guidelines for communicating about equity in an aspirational way that moves beyond buzzwords and invites new audiences to the conversation.

Making Opportunity Real

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The manual introduces an Equity Frame that provides guidelines for communicating about equity in an aspirational way that moves beyond buzzwords and invites new audiences to the conversation.

Targeting the Technical: Prioritizing Analysis of Student Transcripts in Degree Reclamation Efforts to Improve Student Completion Outcomes

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Finding ways for institutions to accelerate the completion of credentials that are valued by the labor market can motivate students to reengage and help them succeed. And there is no better way to maximize that acceleration than to leverage the learning, and especially the college credits, that these students and potential students already have.Degree reclamation is a proven strategy to capture the momentum of existing credits and put SCND students back on track to a degree.

No Dead Ends: How Career and Technical Education Can Provide Today's Youth with Pathways to College and Career Success

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As state and federal policymakers consider policy changes CTE to strengthen college and career pathways for today’s youth, it is critical that these policy actions are grounded in a commitment to closing equity gaps, expanding economic opportunities, and aligning systems. Building from their practical experiences, the Policy Leadership Trust and its CTE pathway work group propose action on five key policy issues in order to fully integrate high-quality CTE experiences into every young adult’s pathway to college and career success:

Youth Policy: How Can We Smooth the Rocky Pathway to Adulthood?

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This report, supported by  JPMorgan Chase, examines how youth policy for CTE can be modernized to support learners beyond their K-12 educational careers. It offers research on how systemic supports and interventions positively affect the educational experience of youth and also calls for a better aligning of systems between secondary and postsecondary institutions to help learners take ownership of their own career pathways.