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Innovative State Strategies for Using ESSER Funds

Plans have been approved for the use of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico since the passage of the American Rescue Plan more than a year ago. States are deploying their share of the resources in unique ways, including ramping up high-impact tutoring and expanding social and emotional learning support.


  April 28, 2023

  Policy Report


  AR, CA, CT, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NM, NV, OH, TN, VT


State Information Request: Work-Based Learning Staffing

A state education leader asked how states approach educational staffing licensure for work-based learning. Specifically, they were interested in examples from states with significant rural populations. To provide timely assistance…


  December 22, 2021

  State Information Request

  High School, K-12

  CO, MD, MN, NE, TN

  Standards & Curriculum, Students & Families

State Information Request: Work-Based Learning Incentives

A nonprofit organization leader asked about what other states are doing to incentivize businesses to participate in work-based learning opportunities. Our response highlights three general types of incentives that states…


  December 20, 2021

  State Information Request


  CA, CO, KY, LA, MD, MO, NC, OR, SC, TX, VA

  School Choice, Students & Families, Transitions

Secondary Career and Technical Education Activity in 2021

his Policy Snapshot includes details from eight legislative examples, in addition to providing a list of legislation enacted this year in each state for your reference. 


  November 18, 2021

  Policy Report

  High School, K-12

  AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, MD, ME, MI, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, OR, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY

  Finance, Students & Families, Transitions

Expanding High-Quality Work-Based Learning

This Policy Brief defines the types of experiences on a work-based learning continuum and the challenges for maintaining quality in these programs. It also identifies five policy considerations for fostering…


  August 12, 2020

  Policy Report

  High School, Postsecondary

  DE, IL, OH, TN, VA, WA, WI

  Students & Families, Transitions