This Advance CTE brief defines career academies, describes their history and outlines research supporting these dynamic institutions. National, state and local career academy-related efforts are highlighted.
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.
This report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) explores various approaches taken by states to award credit for academic content taught and mastered through CTE courses, as well as the policies states need to consider as they develop, validate and assess such CTE courses.
The report from the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Association for Career and Technical Education and McGraw-Hill explores the intersection between education and workforce development and provides a valuable industry perspective for policymakers seeking to engage employers.