National

  • Research/ Report
January 2014

This report from the National Collaboration on Workforce and Disability summarizes the findings of a study to determine whether Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) should be considered a promising college and career readiness practice and how youth with disabilities participate in these efforts.

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  • 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
December 2011

The report from the National Association of Workforce Boards, the Association for Career and Technical Education and McGraw-Hill explores the intersection between education and workforce development and provides a valuable industry perspective for policymakers seeking to engage employers.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
June 2011

This brief from ACTE reviews and summarizes extant research on Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) to demonstrate how they help learners build academic, employability and technical skills.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
February 2011

Pathways to Prosperity, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, analyzed the reasons that America has failed to prepare so many of its youth, and suggests a national strategy that focuses on approaches beyond an academic, classroom-based education system.

  • Guide/Tool
January 2011

This framework by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) provides guidance for CTE evaluators seeking to show the positive impact of CTE programs on the economy.

  • Case Study
  • Research/ Report
November 2010

This report from the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) examines how online learning is being employed to ensure that learners have access to high-quality CTE programs and the academic, technical and employability skills necessary to be successful in the labor market.

  • Research/ Report
June 2008

Career Academies, designed to provide academic and technical training around a career theme, are a widely-used approach for high school reform. This MDRC study evaluates Career Academies, describing how they influenced students’ labor market prospects and postsecondary education attainment.

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