Funding and Finance

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

  • 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
January 2016

This report from Advance CTE and ACTE takes a state-by-state look at CTE-related policies passed in 2015, while drawing out major themes and trends from the year.

  • Case Study
July 2016

This research study from the Milken Institute makes the case for postsecondary CTE and offers policy recommendations to help develop, fund and expand high-quality 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.

  • 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
December 2016

This brief from ECS examines the role that community colleges play in preparing learners for the workforce and outlines a blueprint for community colleges to support implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

  • 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.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2017

This cheat sheet is designed to help rural policymakers identify leverage points across federal education and workforce programs to support and expand access to high-quality rural CTE at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.

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