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March 2015

This brief from the Community College Research Center lays out the what and how of guided pathways, a more coherent guidance, advisement and course taking system for postsecondary students designed to support completion and degree attainment.

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January 2015

This guide from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) can help state leaders develop policies in support of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). The guide includes areas of consideration, current strategies used by states to promote PLA, case studies and a sample state policy.

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January 2015

This report from Asia Society, Longview Foundation, ACTE and Advance CTE discusses the importance of including global skills and perspectives into high-quality CTE. It includes examples for educators and policymakers who wish to integrate global competencies into CTE classrooms.

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January 2015

This report from the Center on International Education Benchmarking examines China's approach to vocational education and training, highlighting promising examples and providing recommendations for enhancing the system to meet the needs of the future workforce. 

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October 2014

This white paper from EDC demonstrates how work-based learning and externships can be used to support CTE teacher professional development by profiling promising state and local externship policies. 

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October 2014

This brief from the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research explores the question of how states can ensure that CTE teachers can award academic credit to students for their classes. 

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October 2014

This brief from Jobs for the Future draws on early work from the Pathways to Prosperity Network to lay out policy and structural changes states should take into consideration as they build career pathways between secondary and postsecondary systems.

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December 2013

This paper from Advance CTE explores the connection and overlap between CTE and STEM education. States can use this resource to help identify connections, to learn from other state strategies, and to develop their own strategies to connect STEM and CTE in their policy, practice and rhetoric.