Resources

  • Policy
June 2014

Louisiana's Jump Start centers around public-private partnerships — regional teams of K-12, postsecondary and industry representatives come together to create course pathways in demanded fields, which include related workplace experiences and are anchored in an industry-recognized credential.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2014

This framework was created by the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, a partnership between CLASP and ten leading career pathways states. The framework is designed to support cross-sector development, implementation and improvement of career pathways systems at the state and local levels.

  • Case Study
June 2014

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States explores strategies for expanding access to dual enrollment opportunities in rural states and communities.

  • Policy
July 2014

In 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed H.B. 487 into law, which required schools in Ohio to provide CTE courses in seventh and eighth grades by the 2015-16 school year. Since then, Ohio has drastically increased access to middle school CTE programs for students.

  • Research/ Report
July 2014

This paper analyzes 18 sets of industry-based standards to determine how well they match up to the Common Career Technical Core, aiming to provide actionable information to state and local CTE leaders.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2014

This brief from the Center for Great Teachers & Leaders addresses policy gaps in developing and supporting CTE teachers by offering an overview of the current policy landscape, its implications for CTE teacher effectiveness, and next steps for creating aligned human capital policies.

  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This report from New America argues that postsecondary institutions are not set up to support the practical needs of today's students and explores the relationship between federal policy and the skills gap while exposing critical policy gaps in the federal Higher Education Act.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
October 2014

The report, published by the U.S. Department of Education, uses survey data collected from State CTE Directors to examine how state CTE funding is distributed to local secondary and postsecondary programs. States can use this resource to evaluate strategies and best practices

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