The College and Career Readiness and Success Center at the American Institutes for Research recently released some new resources to support states’ efforts to promote college and career readiness as part of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Let’s Get This Conversation Started: Strategies, Tools, Examples and Resources to Help States Engage with Stakeholders to Develop and Implement their ESSA Plans
The Council of Chief State School Officers has a guide for stakeholder outreach that includes practical tips for states to engage ESSA stakeholders as well as examples of best practices that states are already using.
Questions and Answers Regarding the Implementation of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act
Earlier this month, the federal Department of Education (ED) released a new set of responses to frequently asked questions regarding the implementation of the Perkins Act.
Over 95 percent of jobs created during the recovery have gone to workers with at least some college education, while those with a high school diploma or less are being left behind. America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots reveals that those with at least some college education have captured 11.5 million of the 11.6 million jobs created during the recovery.
New research on associate degree holders shows that they have positive employment outcomes and are more interested in their work than individuals with a bachelor’s degree.
Skills of U.S. Unemployed, Young, and Older Adults in Sharper Focus: Results From the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) 2012/2014
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TRADE & VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS: Exploring the Advantages and Opportunities in Career-focused Education
The Asia Society and Longview Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and ACTE, have released a white paper on the role of CTE instruction in preparing students for the 21st century workforce, and the importance of integrating curriculum to develop global competencies in CTE.
Solving the Education Equation: A new model for improving STEM workforce outcomes through academic equity
The underrepresentation of women and people of color in STEM jobs is the focus of a new report from the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. The publication addresses academic achievement gaps in STEM fields of study among students of different races/ethnicities, as well as the lack of interest in STEM courses shown by certain sub-populations.