Cross-Sector Strategies and Governance

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

  • 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
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes Mississippi's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes Indiana's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes California's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Research/ Report
December 2017

This document describes how states are leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to advance career readiness, specifically looking at state activity related to long-term goals, accountability, Title II and Title IV.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
March 2015

This brief from the Community College Research Center lays out the what and how of guided pathways, a more coherent guidance, advisement and course taking system for postsecondary students designed to support completion and degree attainment.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
April 2015

This report from MDRC provides a brief history of CTE, examines common career pathway models to identify design principles, and charts a path forward for strengthening and expanding local career pathways.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes Washington State's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

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