Access and Equity

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

  • 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.

  • Research/ Report
January 2014

This report from the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability summarizes the findings of a study to determine whether Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) should be considered a promising college and career readiness practice and how youth with disabilities participate in these efforts.

  • Policy
January 2014

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and the Office of Higher Education released the Graduate Employment Outcomes Tool, which provides wage and employment reports by institution and by program for individuals who graduated within the past few years.

  • Case Study
June 2014

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States explores strategies for expanding access to dual enrollment opportunities in rural states and communities.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
May 2013

This Advance CTE brief defines career academies, describes their history and outlines research supporting these dynamic institutions. National, state and local career academy-related efforts are highlighted.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
July 2018

This resource from Third Way gives background information and data on equity gaps in higher education outcomes, and recommends a framework for subgroup accountability measures to be included in reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. 

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
March 2015

This brief from the Community College Research Center lays out the what and how of guided pathways, a more coherent guidance, advisement and course taking system for postsecondary students designed to support completion and degree attainment.

  • Research/ Report
February 2013

This brief from the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) shares recommendations to advance a quality Individualized Learning Plans (ILP) initiative based on ILP research studies conducted by NCWD and its partners.

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