Resources

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This brief from Bridgespan Group examines the return on philanthropic investments in high-quality career pathways, exploring how career pathways create economic opportunity for low-income individuals.

  • Research/ Report
August 2016

This report examines the broad range of community colleges in the U.S., looking at differences in student demographics, state and local financing, tuition, and state strategies to reduce student barriers to successful enrollment and completion.

  • Research/ Report
September 2016

This paper from the National Skills Coalition profiles four different work-based learning programs that target at-risk youth populations in different career pathways.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
September 2016

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States offers model state policy components for early college high schools that provide the necessary supports to ensure program access, quality and transferability of credit.

  • Case Study
September 2016

This paper from Achieve draws on competency-based education programs in Colorado and Illinois to provide recommendations for states, covering issues such as assessments, accountability, educator engagement and capacity building, CTE integration and engagement of higher education

  • Guide/Tool
September 2016

This paper from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation explores different approaches for measuring career readiness in state accountability systems and defines the role that employers can play in this process.

  • Case Study
September 2016

This report by the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities provides an overview of the MMSI program, which aims to address the STEM equity gap by strengthening the community college pipeline and fostering collaborations between community colleges and four-year institutions.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2016

This policy brief from MDRC summarizes an evaluation of New York's WorkAdvance skills training program and provides replicable strategies to identify targeted industry sectors, align training with program need, and strengthen retention and advancement for program participants. 

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