Instructor and Leader Quality

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

  • 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
  • Snapshots
April 2018

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

  • 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.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2014

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

  • Case Study
March 2016

This report by the Manhattan Institute looks at the state of CTE in New York City, praising the success of New York City's instructional CTE programs and offering recommendations to further improve the quality and effectiveness of the system.

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
February 2017

This snapshot profile describes Montana's work during Phase One of the New Skills for Youth initiative. 

  • Case Study
  • Snapshots
January 2017

This snapshot profile describes Louisiana's work during Phase One of 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