Resources

  • Policy
January 2018

Louisiana piloted the Building Employment Skills for Tomorrow (BEST) program in 2018 to expand work-based learning opportunities for learners with disabilities.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2017

This paper from the Workforce Data Quality Campaign proposes a quality assurance framework for short-term occupational training programs and provides recommendations for state and federal policymakers to strengthen the quality of such programs. 

  • Case Study
April 2017

This case study from USC's Center for Urban Education examines strategies for improving the community college experience through a profile of the Pathways to Academic, Career and Transfer Success Initiative at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC).

 

  • Case Study
March 2017

This study from the Online Learning Consortium examines six institutions in the United States that are experimenting with alternative credentialing strategies to provide flexible learning opportunities, including digital distance learning and prior learning assessments.

  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This research brief from CAPSEE examines independent state evaluations of community college programs and finds higher earnings for individuals who complete associate degrees, particularly in vocational or health-related fields.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This report from ESG and CCSSO provides a roadmap for the measures states can use in an accountability system to support all students in achieving success after high school, as well as strategies for putting that accountability system into practice.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from ExcelinEd and EducationCounsel examines state competency-based education policies and makes recommendations to help other states launch pilot programs of their own.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the third in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy.

The Learning that Works Resource Center was developed through the New Skills for Youth initiative, a partnership of the Council of Chief State School Officers, Advance CTE and the Education Strategy Group, generously funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co