Access and Equity

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

  • Research/ Report
January 2016

This report from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) draws on results from a survey of 7,325 high school students in STEM classes to profile equity issues.

  • Policy
January 2016

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education created the position of state-level equity and diversity specialist in 2016 as part of its senior leadership team. The focus of this position is to provide diversity trainings in both the secondary and postsecondary systems.

  • Guide/Tool
September 2015

This report explores the variables needed for female and underrepresented minority students to improve STEM literacy and pursue advanced certificates, degrees and careers in STEM fields.

  • Policy
April 2015

CTE Digital is an online course catalog offered through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy that allows CTE students in Idaho to access high-quality instruction and integrate virtual learning into their programs of study. 

  • Research/ Report
February 2015

This report from MDRC examines different programs and strategies to reduce the youth unemployment rate through education and training programs for in-school youth, out-of-school youth and college students. 

  • Policy
July 2014

In 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed H.B. 487 into law, which required schools in Ohio to provide CTE courses in seventh and eighth grades by the 2015-16 school year. Since then, Ohio has drastically increased access to middle school CTE programs for students.

  • Policy
May 2014

Tennessee Promise provides up to two free years of community college at any of the state’s 13 community colleges or 27 Colleges of Applied Technology in addition to learner supports and mentors that help high school students throughout the college application process.

  • Research/ Report
May 2013

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