Postsecondary & Workforce

How State Policy Can Help People Rebound and Advance

An equitable economic recovery supports people who have been historically underserved and left out of opportunity, including people of...

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State Leaders Weigh In on Higher Education During the Pandemic

Winston Churchill once quipped that he avoided “prophesying beforehand, because it is much better policy to prophesy after the event has...

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State Action for an Equitable Economic Recovery

State policymakers and leaders can play a critical role in creating an equitable economic recovery that ensures all individuals get the...

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5 Ways the American Jobs Plan Can Support State Workforce Policy

Last week, the Biden administration released the American Jobs Plan to support infrastructure across the United States. Much of the plan...

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Education for the 21st Century: Entrepreneurship Meets CTE

Much has been written about the disconnect between the skills businesses need from workers and the capabilities workers actually possess....

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States Explore Solutions to Learning Loss and Equitable Transitions

In the year since the pandemic brought the country to a halt, state policymakers faced challenges transitioning to a remote work and...

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Students Impacted by the Justice System Are Now Eligible for Federal Financial Aid. What About State Aid Programs?

In response to evidence from federal pilot programs in the last five years and increasing awareness about significant justice issues...

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The State of CTE: Work-Based Learning in Perkins V State Plans

Work-based learning offers students opportunities to deepen classroom learning, explore future career fields and demonstrate skills in an...

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2021 State of the State Addresses Highlight Key Education Issues

The 2020 election included 11 gubernatorial races that resulted in two new governors. Because many governors appoint top education policy...

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4 Education Policy Tools to Use in 2021

A new legislative session brings policymakers another opportunity to examine their state’s education policy landscape. How can education...

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