Access and Equity

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

  • 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
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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Case Study
June 2016

This report from the Aspen Institute explores how four community colleges are helping to create a more equitable society by partnering with high schools and universities in their communities and by creating seamless pathways from high school to the workforce.

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from Afterschool Alliance explores the potential of afterschool programs, examining case studies in different communities across the U.S., and unpacks how exemplar programs in these areas are helping learners explore career options and gain critical workforce skills.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
February 2017

This report from CLASP outlines how states can encourage equity through their community and technical college systems by including equity measures in their outcomes-based funding formulas.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2018

This brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success Center and the American Youth Policy Forum demonstrates how two federal laws, ESSA and IDEA, can promote the development of meaningful pathways to postsecondary opportunities by ensuring all students are college and career ready.

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