Policy

  • Policy
June 2012

In 2012, the Tennessee Department of Education began a three-phase process to revise and align CTE programs of study with industry and postsecondary opportunities and develop an assessment system to evaluate student mastery. This profile describes Tennessee's approach to standards revision.

  • Policy
June 2012

Nebraska’s reVISION program draws on state workforce data to help school districts evaluate and develop plans to improve their career preparation systems. ReVISION districts use these plans to phase out low-quality programs, develop new ones, and align standards with industry needs. 

  • Policy
June 2010

The Arkansas College and Career Coach program provides career counseling, financial guidance, and college and career supports to 7th-12th grade students in the state. The program reaches three out of every four students and has contributed to an increase in college-going rates. 

  • Policy
July 2012

Excel in CTE was launched in 2012 to help students transition to postsecondary education and training by increasing industry-recognized credential attainment and dual enrollment. The program has grown substaintially since then, serving more than 10,000 students a year. 

  • Policy
August 2012

Developed in partnership between OSPI, the Boeing Company and the Manufacturing Industrial Council, Core Plus is a two-year, industry-developed curriculum that helps students graduate with skills in the manufacturing and skilled trades. 

  • Policy
January 2013

Alabama’s 21st Century Workforce Act authorized the procurement of equipment for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the state. Yet the way that the legislation was implemented offers a model for other states to revise the quality of their own CTE programs.

  • Policy
January 2013

 Idaho's Program Alignment Initative establishes statewide articulation agreements and aligns secondary and postsecondary learning outcomes in order to provide learners with a seamless transition from secondary into postsecondary.

  • Policy
September 2012

The Illinois STEM Learning Exchanges, and the way the partnerships were developed and implemented, model how a state can effectively engage the private sector to improve the quality of its career pathways.

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