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.

  • 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.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This publication from Advance CTE sumamrizes work completed in Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. The document profiles significant achievements and lessons learned, drawing out strategies that other states can replicate.

  • 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.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This guide from ExcelinEd maps out four phases for state leaders to create high quality CTE programs that align with workforce demands. 

  • 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. 

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from the Urban Institute examines policy strategies for promoting transitions to adulthood, higher education and the workforce in the Great Lakes Region. The paper describes how states can use CTE, work-based learning, labor market information and funding to support pathways.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

This snapshot profiles Tennessee's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative for the 2018 calendar year. 

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