In this blog post, Network member Julie A. Edmunds provides an overview of the Equity Framework for CTE Research. Developed by the CTE Research Network’s Equity in CTE Workgroup, the framework illustrates how researchers can infuse an equity approach into research from start to finish. This blog post is the first in a series featured on the Sage Publications Methodspace.
- Read more about Variation Matters: A Look at CTE Under Distinctive Policy and Programming Conditions
This Inside IES Research blog post highlights findings from a CTE Research Network project examining 37 CTE-dedicated high schools in New York City that are structured to ensure that all students participate in a CTE program of study.
To Strengthen Work-Based-Learning, Colleges Must Commit to Internship Supports
Student access to internships is another post-COVID casualty. This blog post highlights findings from a Fall 2021 JFF study that explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on technology internships and expanded on a prior 3-year JFF study of technology internships.
Condition of Career Readiness in the United States
The Coalition for Career Development Center (CCD Center) recently released their first report highlighting findings and recommendations to help business and industry, federal and state agencies, elected officials, and national organizations reflect on which investments and resources are needed to support the future economic competitiveness of our nation. This blog post outlines the report's key findings related to career readiness policies, investments, and outcomes.
- Read more about CTE Research Review: Q&A with Shaun Dougherty on the Impacts of CTE Access on Learner Outcomes in Connecticut
In this Q&A blog post, Amy Hodge, a policy associate at Advance CTE, speaks with Network researcher and co-Principal Investigator Shaun Dougherty to learn more about the outcomes of his team's study examining the causal impact of attending the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS), an independent district of choice composed of 16 high schools where all students who attend the school participate in some form of CTE. This post is the last in a Q&A series featuring interviews with three of our Network researchers.
- Read more about CTE Research Review: Exploring the Impact of the P-TECH Model on College and Career Readiness Outcomes in New York City
In this Q&A blog post, Advance CTE speaks with Network researcher Rachel Rosen, a senior associate at MDRC, about the findings from MDRC's study exploring the outcomes for students who attended New York City's (NYC) P-TECH Grades 9–14 schools. This post is the second in a Q&A series featuring interviews with three of our Network researchers.
- Read more about CTE Research Review: Q&A with Julie Edmunds on the Evaluation of Career and College Promise
In this Q&A, Network researcher Julie Edmunds describes her study with RAND evaluating North Carolina's Career & College Promise and what the team is learning about the program's CTE dual enrollment pathway. As state CTE leaders seek replicable, high-impact strategies to implement dual enrollment and pathways programs, Edmund’s study presents state-level evidence on the impact and cost-effectiveness of these programs.
Learning from the Past: The Evolution of Vocational Education
In this Q&A blog post, MDRC’s Center for Effective CTE speaks with Dr. Eddie Fletcher, an associate professor in workforce development and education at Ohio State University, about how the CTE field can learn from the vocational education programs of the past to build equitable CTE programs for today.
- Read more about Our Network’s Ongoing Commitment to Equity-Centered Research in Career and Technical Education
Two members of the Equity in CTE Workgroup, an effort of the CTE Research Network, discuss how the research teams in our network are addressing equity in their research and practices. The post is the second in a series exploring equity in CTE research.
Exploring the Growing Impact of Career Pathways
This blog post evaluates the evidence underlying the five recommendations in the Designing and Delivering Career Pathways at Community Colleges practice guide, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse.