Funding and Finance

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

  • 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
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
October 2016

This brief from National Skills Coalition profiles Arkansas’ Career Pathways Initiative program - which uses TANF funds to help low-income parents gain industry credentials - and identifies action steps that state policymakers, advocates and stakeholders can take to develop similar programs.

  • Guide/Tool
August 2016

This report from the National Center for Innovation in CTE examines the opportunity that Community Based Agreements - legally binding contracts that secure funding for improvements within a neighborhood affected by proposed development projects - can provide for local CTE programs.

  • Research/ Report
December 2017

This document describes how states are leveraging the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to advance career readiness, specifically looking at state activity related to long-term goals, accountability, Title II and Title IV.

  • Research/ Report
September 2018

This report from the American Enterprise Institute explores how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can be better utilized to respond to the skills gap and outlines seven recommendations to improve WIOA implementation. 

  • 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 2016

With growing interest in free community college programs, the Education Commission of the States released a policy brief that profiles different programs and lays out several policy considerations, including eligibility criteria, defining "free," and the timing of the tuition award.

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