Resources

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This policy guide was developed by the Tennessee Department of Education to help schools and local districts understand and implement the state's new work-based learning framework

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This report from ACTE examines different approaches to supporting career exploration in middle school and highlights examples from states. 

  • Research/ Report
May 2017

This report from the George Washington University Center on Education Policy (CEP) draws on information from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to better understand the value of deeper learning competencies in the labor market. 

  • Case Study
May 2017

This report examines career academies in seven communities and summarizes key equity issues, strategies they are using to address inequities, and research-based approaches communities can consider to reduce disparities across different demographic groups.

  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This research study from the CCRC draws on data from 48 interviews with first-year students at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) to examine student perceptions and challenges related to the system's guided pathways work.

  • Case Study
June 2017

This case study from the Workforce Data Quality Campaign (WDQC) profiles several data systems in Illinois to demonstrate how organizations have collaborated to connect data in a way that empowers policymakers to make informed decisions. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This memo from MDRC summarizes extant research and promising practices related to career-focused education and training.  The researchers examine different approaches including sector strategies, career academies, high school equivalency and integrated basic education.

  • Case Study
March 2017

This policy analysis from ECS discusses the value and use of connected data systems and identifies the benefits of connecting education data. It examines some of the obstacles preventing states from connecting data, including political and financial constraints, and privacy concerns.

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