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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Career and Technical Education

Provide students with pathways to postsecondary education and careers by integrating core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge.

College and Career Ready: Soft Skills Are Crucial

21st-century schools need to teach an array of skills to develop college- and career-ready students.

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Shop Classes Return -- with a 21st-Century Twist

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

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Building Community Partnerships: Resource Roundup

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The Tech Detectives: Students Take Ownership of Technology

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Shop Classes Return -- with a 21st-Century Twist

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Internships Provide On-the-Job Learning

Respect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.

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Building Career Skills in Video Production Class (Tech2Learn Series)

Starting with four hand-me-down cameras and four donated computers, high school teacher Jim Sill and his students built a successful media production business.

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Why Should We Care About Vocational Education?

Blogger Mark Phillips looks at vocational education, the ingrained academic bias against it, and the importance of presenting young people with career training opportunities.

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PBL Program Shows How to Tap Local Expertise

Blogger Suzie Boss showcases the Center for Design and Technology, a project-based learning high school in Georgia.

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Celebrating Women in Technology

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz advocates for the personal and cultural benefits of steering more girls onto the technology career track.

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Service Learning Case Study: The Answer to Our Educational Woes in 10,000 Cookies?

Blogger Jim Berman emphasizes the benefits of service learning. It cultivates transportable skills in students, while helping your community.

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Build SF: Tips and Resources

Helpful hints from the Build San Francisco Institute on a variety of topics, including starting a program, assessing your program, and best practices for mentoring relationships.

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Research-Based Practices for Engaging Students in STEM Learning

Innovative and effective practices at Cleveland's MC2 STEM High School are driving learning and higher achievement for students in a district where every student qualifies for free- or reduced-price meals.

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Join the Movement to Transform Learning: A Guest Blog by George Lucas

George Lucas shares his thoughts on shining a spotlight on the most exciting classrooms, schools, and districts where innovations in teaching and learning are taking place.

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Seven Steps to Building School-to-Industry Partnerships

Meeting your match for mentors, internships and expert assistance.

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Career and Technical Education: Research Roundup

Evidence of success in lowering the dropout rate and raising grades

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Top 10 Benefits of Using Free Software

Open source enthusiast Shahzad Saeed makes a strong case for the educational benefits of software that isn't bundled with a corporate agenda.

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Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Guest blogger Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.

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A New Way of Learning: Innovative School Models

Progressive secondary school programs focus on personalized education, development of self-esteem, and cultivation of learning and life skills.

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