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.

Condition of Career Readiness in the United States

Submitted by cmclelland on Wed, 07/06/2022 - 23:57
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.

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.

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

Submitted by jwackwitz on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 18:43
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.