Resources

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This policy brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center describes how states can develop and implement their own definitions of a well-rounded education focused on improving college and career readiness aligned with workforce demand and economic development efforts.

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from Afterschool Alliance explores the potential of afterschool programs, examining case studies in different communities across the U.S., and unpacks how exemplar programs in these areas are helping learners explore career options and gain critical workforce skills.

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from the American Enterprise Institute examines the structure of New Jersey's county-based vocational high schools, which exist outside of the school district and have rigorour admissions requirements, and draws forth relevant lessons to foster local innovation around CTE.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from the National Skills Coalition identifies federal opportunities to support career pathways development, highlights promising practices from leading states and maps out a path forward for federal investments in career pathways.

  • Case Study
September 2017

This brief from Jobs for the Future profiles the design and implementation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused early college pathways in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

  • Research/ Report
September 2017

This report examines data from 200,000 students who completed dual enrollment classes in 2010 to determine re-enrollment and postsecondary credential outcomes and provide insights into how dual enrollment allows students to enter and progress along college pathways.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2017

This toolkit from the National Skills Coalition examines key policies that support the growth of work-based learning for out-of-school youth and disadvantaged adults and provides a legislative template for state work-based learning policies that target these populations.

  • Research/ Report
October 2017

This research study examines coursetaking behavior for high school students and finds that CTE coursetaking in high school was associated with lower chances of dropout and increased chances of on-time graduation.

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