Resources

  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This report from the NASBE draws on findings from a cross-state Career Readiness Study Group to explore how state boards of education can expand and enhance career readiness efforts in their states.

  • Research/ Report
October 2015

This report by the Manufacturing Institute, SkillsUSA and Educational Research Center of America explores findings from a recent survey on perceptions of Career Technical Education (CTE).

  • Case Study
May 2016

This policy brief from Education Strategy Group explores strategies states are using to identify students who are at-risk of needing remedial education and prepare them for success upon graduation.

  • Guide/Tool
May 2016

This tool offers states a framework for building a three-year comprehensive career readiness action plan for the New Skills for Youth initiative, including key questions to guide a statewide communications strategy.

  • 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. 

  • Research/ Report
June 2012

With certificate attainment at an all time high, this report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce examines who earns certificates, where they are earning them and the earnings return of certificates.

  • Policy
June 2012

Nebraska’s reVISION grant process allows schools to evaluate their career preparation and career guidance systems and receive state support to improve those systems in a way that’s tailored to each school’s greatest areas of need.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
May 2012

The Common Core State Standards offer an opportunity for education leaders to "bridge the divide" across disciplines, and provide a more rigorous and relevant learning experience for students. This report from Achieve provides key strategies for state and district leaders.

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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