Funding and Finance

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

  • Research/ Report
October 2014

This report from New America argues that postsecondary institutions are not set up to support the practical needs of today's students and explores the relationship between federal policy and the skills gap while exposing critical policy gaps in the federal Higher Education Act.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report summarizes progress across all states toward writing, adopting and implementing statewide computer science standards. The report highlights best practices and identifies common challenges across the United States.

  • Case Study
November 2017

This brief from the American Enterprise Institute examines the structure of New Jersey's county-based vocational high schools, which exist outside of the school district and have rigorour admissions requirements, and draws forth relevant lessons to foster local innovation around CTE.

  • Guide/Tool
December 2015

This paper from RTI International draws on change management theory to provide a model for states to execute a comprehensive career pathways strategy.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This policy brief from the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center describes how states can develop and implement their own definitions of a well-rounded education focused on improving college and career readiness aligned with workforce demand and economic development efforts.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from Jobs for the Future explores challenges facing underserved youth in the postsecondary system and offers eight recommendations for state policymakers to address barriers to entry and successful completion for such populations. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

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

  • Research/ Report
August 2016

This report examines the broad range of community colleges in the U.S., looking at differences in student demographics, state and local financing, tuition, and state strategies to reduce student barriers to successful enrollment and completion.

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