Instructor and Leader Quality

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

  • Policy
July 2014

In 2014, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed H.B. 487 into law, which required schools in Ohio to provide CTE courses in seventh and eighth grades by the 2015-16 school year. Since then, Ohio has drastically increased access to middle school CTE programs for students.

  • Policy
August 2012

Developed in partnership between OSPI, the Boeing Company and the Manufacturing Industrial Council, Core Plus is a two-year, industry-developed curriculum that helps students graduate with skills in the manufacturing and skilled trades. 

  • Case Study
February 2013

This report from the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) draws on data collected through literature reviews, web searches, telephone interviews and site visits to articulate a conceptual framework for work-based learning technical assistance.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
March 2019

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

  • Guide/Tool
March 2014

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States (ECS) provides a framework for integrating CTE and dual enrollment.

  • Guide/Tool
September 2015

This report explores the variables needed for female and underrepresented minority students to improve STEM literacy and pursue advanced certificates, degrees and careers in STEM fields.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
October 2015

This Advance CTE resource examines Tennessee's statewide vision for work-based learning and identifies best practices. It includes resources, lessons learned and key questions for consideration for other states to use as they set their own vision for work-based learning programs and policies.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
July 2016

This document, part of Advance CTE's "Connecting the Classroom to Careers" series, provides guidance and examples of how states can support intermediaries to expand work-based learning.

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