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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.

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Breaking Down Silos: Career Technical Education in the Era of Common Core

Common Core State Standards have the potential to shine new light on the role that career technical education can play in preparing all students for success in the global community.

Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

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.

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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Lessons from Steve Jobs: How to Recover from Failure

Blogger Eric Brunsell reflects on how Steve Jobs turned his mistakes into spectacular opportunities.

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Student Internships: Building a Bigger Pipeline to STEM

Suzie Boss highlights how one internship program has allowed students to get a head start on careers in the health profession

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There is an "E" in STEM!

Eric Brunsell, Assistant Professor of Science Education, shares the three general principles for engineering education. Included is a vast list of resources on ways to weave engineering concepts into the classroom.

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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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Duncan Joins Calls to Reinvent Career Technical Education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan calls for increased rigor and relevance in career and technical education to boost college and career-readiness.

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Education Grants: Making College More Accessible to All Students

Bob Lenz, founder of several successful charter schools, tells how a recent grant will make college more accessible for kids at his schools, and other schools in the San Francisco area.

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Teacher Development: Learning a Cooperative Method of Teaching

Preparing teachers to work in a collaborative academy culture.

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The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program
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The Build SF Institute's School-to-Career Program

Architectural projects and internships integrate real-life math, science, design, and technology skills for San Francisco high school students.

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Questioning the Purpose and Value of College for All Students

A researcher questions one of the basic assumptions of postsecondary schooling.

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Auto Motive: Teens Build Award-Winning Electric Cars

A Philadelphia career academy fosters a drive to learn.

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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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School-to-Career: What You Can Do

Resources for those interested in school-to-career programs.

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Monster Mash: Learning Real-World Skills in a Creature-Creating Art Class

A classroom doubles as a special effects tech studio, and students go pro.

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Amelia's Daughters: A Legacy of Women in Flight

Guest blogger Cheryl Young remember the legacy of Amelia Earhart on her birthday.

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