This report from the Center on Education Policy describes how states are defining career readiness and which assessments states and districts are using to measure this attribute, based on a survey of State CTE Directors.
This policy brief from MDRC summarizes an evaluation of the GED Bridge to Health and Business program, an approach to high school equivalency certification that not only prepares learners to pass the GED examination but also puts them on a path to further education and training.
This brief from the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) shares recommendations to advance a quality Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) initiative based on ILP research studies conducted by NCWD and its partners.
This report from MDRC summarizes a three-year evaluation of the Exploring Career and College Options program in California, Florida and Georgia. The report provides critical lessons and strategies for expanding career exploration activities in career academies.
The Common Core State Standards offer an opportunity for education leaders to "bridge the divide" across disciplines, and provide a more rigorous and relevant learning experience for students. This report from Achieve provides key strategies for state and district leaders.
Pathways to Prosperity, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, analyzed the reasons that America has failed to prepare so many of its youth, and suggests a national strategy that focuses on approaches beyond an academic, classroom-based education system.