Instructor and Leader Quality

Resources on topics such as professional learning, certification, externships and teacher and leader effectiveness

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
July 2016

This 50-state report explores policies related to dual enrollment faculty qualifications across the states. The report further details state strategies to help classroom instructors meet dual enrollment qualifications.

  • Guide/Tool
November 2016

This report from Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the second in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy

  • Research/ Report
  • Guide/Tool
May 2012

The Common Core State Standards offer an opportunity for education leaders to "bridge the divide" across disciplines, and provide a more rigorous and relevant learning experience for students. This report from Achieve provides key strategies for state and district leaders.

  • Guide/Tool
April 2017

This report from Getting Smart and the Buck Institute for Education is the third in a three-part series examining how project-based learning can prepare students for success in the 21st century economy.

  • 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 report from JFF and Educate Texas uses case studies from three school districts in South Texas and Denver to provide recommendations for addressing dual enrollment instructor shortages. 

  • Policy
August 2004

The Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) program in Washington State provides technical and basic skills instruction through an integrated curriculum and has demonstrated powerful outcomes, including a dramatic increase in credential attainment.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
April 2018

This snapshot profiles Kentucky's progress in the New Skills for Youth initiative.

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