National

  • Research/ Report
March 2018

This brief data point from the National Center for Education Statistics provides an overview of the percentage of adults in the labor force who have postsecondary degrees and other nondegree credentials such as postsecondary certificates, occupational certifications and licenses.

  • Research/ Report
February 2018

This report from the Education Commission of the States outlines three common approaches states take to providing alternative pathways to graduation outside of a regular high school diploma that meet federal requirements.

  • 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.

  • Case Study
November 2016

With growing interest in free community college programs, the Education Commission of the States released a policy brief that profiles different programs and lays out several policy considerations, including eligibility criteria, defining "free," and the timing of the tuition award.

  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This resource from ACTE provides a blueprint for designing and implementing high-quality programs of study. The framework can be used to evaluate and improve local programs of study.

  • Case Study
  • Guide/Tool
March 2017

This report from ESG and CCSSO provides a roadmap for the measures states can use in an accountability system to support all students in achieving success after high school, as well as strategies for putting that accountability system into practice.

  • Case Study
March 2017

This policy analysis from ECS discusses the value and use of connected data systems and identifies the benefits of connecting education data. It examines some of the obstacles preventing states from connecting data, including political and financial constraints, and privacy concerns.

  • Guide/Tool
February 2017

This report, developed by the Workforce Information Advisory Council, identifies opportunities to strengthen systems of workforce and labor market information to help build the workforce, strengthen career pathways, and evaluate the effectiveness of workforce education and training programs.

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