Cross-Sector Strategies and Governance

Resources on topics such as secondary and postsecondary partnerships, cross-sector strategies and governance

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This downloadable tool from Advance CTE draws on the five principles of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE to help state leaders reflect on the progress their states have made and where progress is most needed. 

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This downloadable tool from Advance CTE draws on the five principles of Putting Learner Success First: A Shared Vision for the Future of CTE to help local CTE leaders and practitioners understand how they can begin to implement the vision’s principles and actions. 

  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This tool from Advance CTE is based off of two tools created by the Council of Chief State School Officers. It is designed to guide users through nine steps in planning effective interactions with specific stakeholders.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2016

This resource from Advance CTE explores the major intersections between ESSA and Perkins and describes opportunities to align the two. Specifically, the guide examines standards alginment, accountability and integrating supports for educators, among others. 

  • Research/ Report
April 2019

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

  • Guide/Tool
June 2016

This policy brief from NASBE takes an introductory look at CTE policy across the states, highlighting opportunities in federal laws such as ESSA and Perkins, and providing examples of successful CTE programs in Kentucky, Tennessee and California.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This report by Advance CTE profiles eight secondary apprenticeship programs and identifies strategies to connect CTE students with apprenticeship programs.

  • Case Study
April 2017

This report from Advance CTE examines successes in Tennessee, New Jersey and Delaware to demonstrate how states can use the career pathways approval process to raise the level of quality across the board. The report examines common approaches and unpacks key policy levers available to states.

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