Funding and Finance

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

  • Guide/Tool
January 2015

This paper from RTI International describes how performance-based funding systems can be incorporated into state education resources distribution formulas to allocate funding among local providers.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This brief from Bridgespan Group examines the return on philanthropic investments in high-quality career pathways, exploring how career pathways create economic opportunity for low-income individuals.

  • 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
September 2017

This profile from the Education Commission of the States summarizes state outcomes-based funding trends and describes states such as Arkansas, Kentucky, Texas and Utah that adopted new funding models in 2016 and 2017. 

  • Policy
July 2007

Washington’s Student Achievement Initiative (SAI) utilizes a point-based system to measure student progress and achievement and allocates state funds to institutions according to their performance. The objective is to prioritize student success over enrollment.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

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