Resources

  • Case Study
May 2017

This report examines career academies in seven communities and summarizes key equity issues, strategies they are using to address inequities, and research-based approaches communities can consider to reduce disparities across different demographic groups.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2017

This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Labor provides an overview of the different types of work-based learning opportunities available with the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This research study from the CCRC draws on data from 48 interviews with first-year students at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) to examine student perceptions and challenges related to the system's guided pathways work.

  • Guide/Tool
May 2017

This policy guide was developed by the Tennessee Department of Education to help schools and local districts understand and implement the state's new work-based learning framework

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This policy brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center describes how states can develop and implement their own definitions of a well-rounded education focused on improving college and career readiness aligned with workforce demand and economic development efforts.

  • Research/ Report
March 2017

This research brief from CAPSEE examines independent state evaluations of community college programs and finds higher earnings for individuals who complete associate degrees, particularly in vocational or health-related fields.

  • Case Study
December 2016

This policy brief from Higher Ed for Higher Standards explores the Tennessee SAILS program as a model for increasing student access to and success in community college. 

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from ExcelinEd and EducationCounsel examines state competency-based education policies and makes recommendations to help other states launch pilot programs of their own.

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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