Instructor and Leader Quality

Resources on topics such as professional learning, certification, externships and teacher and leader effectiveness

  • Research/ Report
June 2018

This report from the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and the ECS summarizes state policies for dual enrollment instructors, regional accreditation organizations' faculty policies, and state strategies to increase the supply of qualified high school teachers for dual enrollment programs.

  • Case Study
March 2018

This brief is the fourth, and final, installment in the CTE on the Frontier series. The brief explores one of the most pressing challenges rural schools and institutions face: strengthening the pipeline of qualified CTE teachers and faculty.

  • Policy
January 2018

In Georgia, LEAs can join a statewide consortium that provides resources and trainings for CTE teachers and administrators. CTAERN takes advantage of the pooling of state resources to provide professional learning supports and resources at scale to all CTE educators.  

  • Case Study
November 2017

This report from JFF and Educate Texas uses case studies from three school districts in South Texas and Denver to provide recommendations for addressing dual enrollment instructor shortages. 

  • Policy
September 2017

The Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) program in Washington State provides technical and basic skills instruction through an integrated curriculum and has demonstrated powerful outcomes, including a dramatic increase in credential attainment.

  • Case Study
  • 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.

  • Policy
April 2017

CTE Digital is an online course catalog offered through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy that allows CTE students in Idaho to access high-quality instruction and integrate virtual learning into their programs of study. 

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the third in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy.