Access and Equity

Resources on topics such as special populations, non-traditional students, delivery systems, infrastructure and zip code equity

  • Case Study
February 2017

This report, the second in a series from the America's Promise Alliance, explores four career pathways programs and examines the impact that relationship building plays on the development of risk-immersed youth.

  • Research/ Report
May 2018

This report from the US Department of Labor provides the findings from a presidential task force charged with identifying strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
September 2016

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States offers model state policy components for early college high schools that provide the necessary supports to ensure program access, quality and transferability of credit.

  • Research/ Report
September 2016

This paper from the National Skills Coalition profiles four different work-based learning programs that target at-risk youth populations in different career pathways.

  • Case Study
May 2018

This report from the Education Commission of the States discusses state approaches to broaden dual enrollment access and provide pre-collegiate experiences to middle-and lower- achieving students.

  • Research/ Report
August 2017

This report from the Urban Institute provides a six-year evaluation of the Urban Alliance High School Internship Program, identifying positive outcomes for postsecondary enrollment and skill development.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This paper from Jobs for the Future presents seven principles for effective work-based learning models that increase access to opportunities for underserved populations.

  • Research/ Report
November 2017

This brief from Jobs for the Future provides preliminary lessons about community college involvement in apprenticeships collected through a survey and select interviews from 38 colleges that are workforce development leaders.

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