E-Bulletin: February 2020

E-Bulletin: February 2020


We are now accepting intern applications for the Spring and Summer 2020 Research/Policy Internship.


Hill Forum

Employer-Driven Innovations in CTE: Promise, Practice, & Opportunities for Policy

This Capitol Hill forum, co-sponsored by MDRC, presented leading research on CTE and analysis of the evolving workforce needs which have influenced the development of innovative CTE strategies. Presenters shared both an overview of the research and innovative strategies in CTE at both the secondary and postsecondary levels that have strong employer partners and are informed by research.


Pursuit of Equity: Teacher Preparation for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in CTE

The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) hosted a dynamic panel discussion about the preparation of career and technical education (CTE) teachers to include and support students with disabilities. Panelists discussed the impact of current CTE educator preparation on states and districts; state practices such as micro credentialing, alternative certification, co-teaching, cooperatives and other models; and considerations and recommendations for improving CTE success for students with disabilities.


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Colorado’s Efforts to Align Education and Workforce Needs in Rural Communities
By Loretta Goodwin
This blog talks about the promising efforts underway in Colorado to align education and workforce opportunities for students.

A Tale of Two Courtrooms: Exploring the Differing Lenses of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
By Mary Nelson, CASA for Children of DC
This blog shares two stories that can be used as a lens for evaluating the effectiveness of youth-serving systems.


Check these out – top five recommended readings from the AYPF staff:

Urban Institute – Training for Jobs of the Future Improving Access, Certifying Skills, and Expanding Apprenticeship

Advance CTE – Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Global Learning Imperative for Career and Technical Education Programs at Community and Technical Colleges

Results for America – What Works in Career and Technical Education: Evidence Underlying Programs and Policies that Work

MDRC – Practitioner Perspectives on Equity in Career and Technical Education

Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) – Connecting Industry-recognized Certification Data to Education and Workforce Outcomes: Measuring the Value Added to Skills, Employment and Wages