Access and Equity

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

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from Jobs for the Future explores challenges facing underserved youth in the postsecondary system and offers eight recommendations for state policymakers to address barriers to entry and successful completion for such populations. 

  • Case Study
November 2016

With growing interest in free community college programs, the Education Commission of the States released a policy brief that profiles different programs and lays out several policy considerations, including eligibility criteria, defining "free," and the timing of the tuition award.

  • 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.

  • Case Study
October 2016

This brief from National Skills Coalition profiles Arkansas’ Career Pathways Initiative program - which uses TANF funds to help low-income parents gain industry credentials - and identifies action steps that state policymakers, advocates and stakeholders can take to develop similar programs.

  • Policy
January 1990

The CareerTech Skills Center (CTSC) school system in Oklahoma is a multi-campus entity operated by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education that provides Career Technical Educatio

  • Research/ Report
August 2016

This report examines the broad range of community colleges in the U.S., looking at differences in student demographics, state and local financing, tuition, and state strategies to reduce student barriers to successful enrollment and completion.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This white paper from the National PTA Association draws on findings from a national scan of the family engagement landscape to provide recommendations for engaging families around STEM learning.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2016

This guide from the Connecticut State Department of Education/ Transition Task Force compares different tools, supports and federal requirements for serving students with disabilities or medical conditions.

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