Federal

  • Research/ Report
December 2017

This report from Advance CTE and Education Strategy Group examines Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plans in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see how states are taking advantage of key opportunities to support career readiness.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This cheat sheet is designed to help rural policymakers identify leverage points across federal education and workforce programs to support and expand access to high-quality rural CTE at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.

  • 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
  • Research/ Report
July 2017

This brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at AIR provides an overview of research related to early-college high schools to help states meet the evidence requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

  • Guide/Tool
June 2017

This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor provides an overview of the different types of work-based learning opportunities available with the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

  • 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.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This policy brief from Higher Ed for Higher Standards identifies clear strategies for developing aligned K–12 and higher education goals and outlines how states can use those goals to drive strategic actions to support all youth on their path to attain a postsecondary credential of value.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from Jobs for the Future explores challenges facing underserved youth in the postsecondary system and offers eight recommendations for state policymakers to address barriers to entry and successful completion for such populations.