Resources

  • Case Study
June 2016

This report from the Aspen Institute explores how four community colleges are helping to create a more equitable society by partnering with high schools and universities in their communities and by creating seamless pathways from high school to the workforce.

  • Guide/Tool
May 2016

This tool offers a framework for states conducting a needs assessment to identify strengths and gaps that will inform a comprehensive, three-year career readiness action plan, based on the six major objectives of the New Skills for Youth initiative.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2016

This policy brief from NASBE takes an introductory look at CTE policy across the states, highlighting opportunities in federal laws such as ESSA and Perkins, and providing examples of successful CTE programs in Kentucky, Tennessee and California.

  • Research/ Report
June 2008

Career Academies, designed to provide academic and technical training around a career theme, are a widely-used approach for high school reform. This MDRC study evaluates Career Academies, describing how they influenced students’ labor market prospects and postsecondary education attainment.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
July 2016

This 50-state report explores policies related to dual enrollment faculty qualifications across the states. The report further details state strategies to help classroom instructors meet dual enrollment qualifications.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This paper from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides a road map for businesses to partner together to form innovation challenge partnerships.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This toolkit, developed by Jobs for the Future, provides guidance to community colleges interested in developing a work-based course model. The guide walks users through six stages of program design and implementation.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This paper from Jobs for the Future presents seven principles for effective work-based learning models that increase access to opportunities for underserved populations.

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