K-12

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
August 2019

This snapshot profiles the work YouthForce NOLA in New Orleans, Louisiana is doing to develop a pipeline of skilled workers for high-demand, high-wage careers.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
August 2019

This snapshot profiles the work the United Way of Southeastern Michigan is doing to leverage Linked Learning to support learners in their college and career goals. 

  • Policy
July 2019

Louisiana piloted the Building Employment Skills for Tomorrow (BEST) program in 2018 to expand work-based learning opportunities for learners with disabilities.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2019

This brief draws on data from a 2018 national survey of State CTE Directors to help states select and adopt robust methods for measuring secondary Career Technical Education program quality, as required by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. 

  • Guide/Tool
July 2019

This brief is part of a series on measuring secondary Career Technical Education program quality, as required by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This brief focuses on measuring recognized postsecondary credential attainment. 

  • Research/ Report
July 2019

This resource is the first report in a three-part series capturing state policies to connect education and work. In particular, this resource explores several areas implicated in ensuring learners' educational experiences prepare them for success in the workplace.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2019

This brief is part of a series on measuring secondary Career Technical Education program quality, as required by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. This brief focuses on measuring postsecondary credit attainment.

  • Research/ Report
July 2019

MDRC invited practitioners from innovative CTE programs to participate in a focus group on the subject of equity. This brief summarizes the most common equity challenges  along with ideas for how to address them. The brief also includes examples from other MDRC research.