Tennessee

  • Policy
June 2016

Tennessee Promise provides up to two free years of community college at any of the state’s 13 community colleges or 27 Colleges of Applied Technology in addition to learner supports and mentors that help high school students throughout the college application process.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2016

This paper from the Education Commission of the States offers a framework for engaging stakeholders in a way that emphasizes collaboration over traditional methods.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This Advance CTE resource examines Tennessee's statewide vision for work-based learning and identifies best practices. It includes resources, lessons learned and key questions for consideration for other states to use as they set their own vision for work-based learning programs and policies.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
April 2015

This report from MDRC provides a brief history of CTE, examines common career pathway models to identify design principles, and charts a path forward for strengthening and expanding local career pathways.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This white paper from EDC demonstrates how work-based learning and externships can be used to support CTE teacher professional development by profiling promising state and local externship policies. 

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2014

This brief from Jobs for the Future draws on early work from the Pathways to Prosperity Network to lay out policy and structural changes states should take into consideration as they build career pathways between secondary and postsecondary systems.