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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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Seven Steps to Building School-to-Industry Partnerships

Meeting your match for mentors, internships and expert assistance.

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Funding a Career Tech/College Prep Start-Up

Locating the pots of money designated for career tech academies and pathways

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Career Tech Meets College Prep: Ten Tips to Get Going

Practical advice for taking those first steps.

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Connecting High School to College and Career
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Connecting High School to College and Career

A new approach to career and technical education is engaging high school students by combining rigorous academics with hands-on learning in specific fields of professional study and training.

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Academies Raise the Bar at a Comprehensive High School
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Academies Raise the Bar at a Comprehensive High School

Focusing on careers in green energy and manufacturing technology improves attendance and test scores at Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, California.

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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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A Magnet School Attracts Students to Careers in Health
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A Magnet School Attracts Students to Careers in Health

Bravo Medical Magnet High School in Los Angeles offers internships in medical offices and advanced research labs where students can learn real-world skills.

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Programming & Simulation: Real Technical Skills for Today's Student

Mathematician and consultant Manan Shah makes a case for code literacy in the real world by teaching high school students the basics of computer simulation methodologies.

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Academies Raise the Bar at a Comprehensive High School
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Academies Raise the Bar at a Comprehensive High School

Focusing on careers in green energy and manufacturing technology improves attendance and test scores at Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove, California.

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Career-Themed High Schools

A whole-school focus on a specific profession helps make amazing partnerships possible.

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Biotech Academy: Challenging Assumptions and Changing Lives

This school-within-a-school puts the emphasis on academics and a future career.

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Career Academies Transform a High School
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Learning on Purpose: Transforming a Good School into a Great School

Wall-to-wall career academies and a transition program for ninth graders have helped create an environment at this Texas high school in which rigorous, relevant education is the norm for all students.

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An MBA for Kids: The Minnesota Business Academy

At this school, curriculum revolves around the workplace's demands for knowledge and critical-thinking skills.

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Internships Offer Meaningful Real-World Learning (Is School Enough? Series)
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Internships Offer Meaningful Real-World Learning

16-year-old Noah finds purpose and learns valuable career skills working at a nonprofit two full days a week, while protecting and restoring his local watershed. Internships with deep impact are a key element at his high school, San Diego Met, part of the Big...

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