Cross-Sector Strategies and Governance

Resources on topics such as secondary and postsecondary partnerships, cross-sector strategies and governance

  • Guide/Tool
August 2015

This rubric from the Education Delivery Institute (EDI) is designed to assist states in understanding their capacity for effective policy implementation. The rubric can be a useful tool for supporting state-wide CTE delivery.

  • Guide/Tool
July 2017

This resource from Education First, with support from the Overdeck Family Foundation, provides an analysis of 25 ESSA state plans and summarizes trends, innovations and exemplars focused on STEM education.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2017

This report by Advance CTE profiles eight secondary apprenticeship programs and identifies strategies to connect CTE students with apprenticeship programs.

  • Case Study
April 2017

This report from Advance CTE examines successes in Tennessee, New Jersey and Delaware to demonstrate how states can use the career pathways approval process to raise the level of quality across the board. The report examines common approaches and unpacks key policy levers available to states.

  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This report from the NASBE draws on findings from a cross-state Career Readiness Study Group to explore how state boards of education can expand and enhance career readiness efforts in their states.

  • Research/ Report
April 2019

This report draws on a national survey of State CTE Directors to examine how states are collecting and using career readiness data. 

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This guide from the College and Career Readiness and Success Center at the American Institutes of Research identifies the intersections and opportunities to strengthen workforce development through three federal laws: ESSA, Perkins and WIOA. 

  • Research/ Report
May 2016

This report from Education Commission of the States and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems highlights how states have revisited their governance arrangements in response to changing conditions and expectations.

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