Funding and Finance

Resources on topics such as financial aid and funding models and formulas 

  • Research/ Report
January 2017

This paper, produced by Advance CTE and ACTE, is the fourth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions, governor-led initiatives and ballot measures in each state.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
November 2017

This policy brief from the American Enterprise Institute explores common barriers to delivering high-quality CTE at community colleges and envisions a path forward for dismantling some of the most persistent barriers.

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
October 2014

The report, published by the U.S. Department of Education, uses survey data collected from State CTE Directors to examine how state CTE funding is distributed to local secondary and postsecondary programs. States can use this resource to evaluate strategies and best practices

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
March 2018

This report from the National Skills Coalition makes the argument for increasing Pell eligibility for students enrolled in short-term credential programs to address the growing demand for qualified workers to fill "middle-skill" jobs.

  • Research/ Report
January 2014

This paper, the result of a collaboration between Advance CTE and ACTE, provides both an overview and a state-by-state review of policy changes occurring in 2013 across the country that have impacted CTE.

  • Research/ Report
January 2019

This paper, produced by Advance CTE and ACTE, is the sixth annual review of CTE and career-readiness policies in the states and territories. The report highlights notable legislation, board rules, executive actions and governor-led initiatives in each state.  

  • Policy
July 2013

The California Career Pathways Trust is a $500 million grant initiative to support and expand career pathways through regional consortia of school districts, charter schools, community colleges and businesses. This profile describes how the program was designed and implemented.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
February 2019

This report from ExcelinEd examines states' current CTE funding structures and outlines five steps states can take to leverage the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and maximize the impact of their CTE funding.

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