Education Commission of the States  (ECS) asks: Are You Working on Work-Based Learning in Your State? 

To support you in building work-based learning policies in your state, ECS will examine research and current state examples in a series of blog posts this month on the following topics:

  • How States Define Work-Based Learning. This post explores current statewide definitions of work-based learning, as well as the range of components in those definitions. (June 10)
  • What Work-Based Learning Looks Like in Middle School. This post explores middle school career exploration as a work-based learning experience and opportunities for developing, expanding or scaling programs under Perkins V. (June 17)
  • Expanding Work-Based Learning Under ESSA and Perkins V. This post explores the opportunities in federal legislation for states to build and grow work-based learning programs. (June 24)