Funding and Finance

Resources on topics such as financial aid and funding models and formulas 

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  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This guide from ExcelinEd maps out four phases for state leaders to create high quality CTE programs that align with workforce demands. 

  • Research/ Report
November 2017

This brief from Jobs for the Future provides preliminary lessons about community college involvement in apprenticeships collected through a survey and select interviews from 38 colleges that are workforce development leaders.

  • 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.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This policy brief from AEI aims to answer the question of how 2-year community colleges can offer more effective workforce training programs. The brief lays out a national landscape and provides an actionable plan for rethinking the mission of 2-year community colleges.

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  • Research/ Report
November 2017

This policy brief from the American Enterprise Institute explores common barriers to delivering high-quality CTE at community colleges and envisions a path forward for dismantling some of the most persistent barriers.

  • 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 profile from the Education Commission of the States summarizes state outcomes-based funding trends and describes states such as Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas and Utah that adopted new funding models in 2016 and 2017. 

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  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report summarizes progress across all states toward writing, adopting and implementing statewide computer science standards. The report highlights best practices and identifies common challenges across the United States.