Research/ Report

The Power of Career- and Employer- Focused Training and Education

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report

This memo from MDRC summarizes extant research and promising practices related to career-focused education and training.  The researchers examine different approaches including sector strategies, career academies, high school equivalency and integrated basic education.

State Strategies for Financing Career and Technical Education

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool

The report, published by the U.S. Department of Education, uses survey data collected from State CTE Directors to examine how state CTE funding is distributed to local secondary and postsecondary programs. States can use this resource to evaluate strategies and best practices

Enhancing GED Instruction to Prepare Students for College and Careers

  • Research/ Report

This policy brief from MDRC summarizes an evaluation of the GED Bridge to Health and Business program, an approach to high school equivalency certification that not only prepares learners to pass the GED examination but also puts them on a path to further education and training.

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