Leveraging stimulus funds to create pathways to postsecondary and career success.

Many districts and states are leveraging stimulus funds to advance pathways to postsecondary education and career success. As spending plans are released, investments in pathways are being captured in the following sheet. Below, we’ve highlighted districts and states that are putting pathways investment strategies into action. This page and the sheet will be updated as more plans become public. If you are aware of a plan that includes investment in postsecondary pathways and is not already captured here, please email impact@edstrategy.org.

Local Education Agency (LEA) and State Education Agency (SEA) Plans — Pathways Investments

Strategies in Action

Support on-track credit attainment in 9th grade

Embed college and career advising in the school day

Expand participation in high-quality career pathway programs aligned with in-demand labor market opportunities that pay a family-sustaining wage

Scale pathway-aligned work-based learning opportunities

Invest in near-peer advising supports to expand students’ social capital

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Expand equitable access to and success in advanced courses

Increase high-quality industry-recognized credential attainment

Increase FAFSA completion and college applications

Build bridges through summer to postsecondary education and training

Track and analyze postsecondary outcomes data to target support

For more great information and to learn about innovative work being done by states and districts as they use ARP funds to support postsecondary pathways, visit our Resource Library and our Spotlight Library.