Access and Equity

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

  • Guide/Tool
April 2018

This suite of tools from the Aspen Institute, Education Counsel, and Education First identifies eight equity priorities school districts can adopt to ensure equity through implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

  • Case Study
March 2018

This brief is the fourth, and final, installment in the CTE on the Frontier series. The brief explores one of the most pressing challenges rural schools and institutions face: strengthening the pipeline of qualified CTE teachers and faculty.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
February 2019

This report from the ACCT provides an overview of registered apprenticeship programs and examines barriers to the expansion of programs, as well as strategies to improve programs.

  • Research/ Report
October 2015

This national study from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) provides a national overview of how states and schools have designed and leveraged individualized learning plans, including state-specification information and resources.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
August 2015

This report by Achieve and Advance CTE lays out the leverage points between Career Technical Education (CTE) and Competency-Based Pathways (CBP) and provides guiding questions to help state and local leaders consider how CTE is, can and should be a part of their CBP strategies.

  • Guide/Tool
June 2015

This Lumina Foundation paper envisions a credentialing system that is easily understandable, assures quality, is up to date and enables comparisons, and explores key actions that federal, state, education, and research stakeholders are taking to improve the quality/validity of credentials.

  • 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
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.

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