Resources

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from the American Enterprise Institute examines the structure of New Jersey's county-based vocational high schools, which exist outside of the school district and have rigorour admissions requirements, and draws forth relevant lessons to foster local innovation around CTE.

  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This research study from the Urban Institute examines the impact of Accelerating Opportunity (AO), an initiative that enables learners to complete high school equivalency programs while simultaneously working toward an industry credential.

  • 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. 

  • Guide/Tool
July 2017

This guidance document from Massachusetts summarizes the Commonwealth's High Quality College and Career Pathways (HQCCP) Innovation Pathways criteria and design principles.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2017

This resource from Education First, with support from the Overdeck Family Foundation, provides an analysis of 25 ESSA state plans and summarizes trends, innovations and exemplars focused on STEM education.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2017

This paper from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences provides an overview and analysis of credentials that serve as alternatives to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and alternative pathways to achieving an academic degree.

  • 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
July 2017

This toolkit from the Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution details strategies to bridge connections between institutions of higher education and industry leaders, specifically through college-based industry liaisons. 

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