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April 2020

This resource from the Education Commission of the States is a 50-state comparison of policies and activities related to secondary Career Technical Education programs across the country.

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January 2020

This paper, produced by Advance CTE, ACTE and ECS, is the seventh annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state.  

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July 2019

This resource is the first report in a three-part series capturing state policies to connect education and work. In particular, this resource explores several areas implicated in ensuring learners' educational experiences prepare them for success in the workplace.

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April 2019

This report draws on a national survey of State CTE Directors to examine how states are collecting and using career readiness data. 

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March 2019

The third edition of Making Career Readiness Count examines how states are measuring college and career readiness in their state and federal accountability systems. According to the report, the number of states counting career readiness has more than doubled between 2014 and 2019.

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January 2019

This paper, produced by Advance CTE and ACTE, is the sixth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state.  

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June 2018

This report from the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and the ECS summarizes state policies for dual enrollment instructors, regional accreditation organizations' faculty policies, and state strategies to increase the supply of qualified high school teachers for dual enrollment programs.

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April 2018

This guide offers a series of questions for state leaders to use as they reflect on current efforts to expand access to high-quality Career Technical Education (CTE) and career-focused pathways and experiences in rural communities and to identify future opportunities and actions.