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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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Teacher Development: Learning a Cooperative Method of Teaching

Preparing teachers to work in a collaborative academy culture.

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Merging Career Tech with College Prep: Why We Chose These Schools

A checklist of essential qualities for career academies in Edutopia's "Schools That Work" series.

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Not My Father's Shop Class: Fusing Career Tech with College Prep

Not My Father's Shop Class: Fusing Career Tech with College Prep

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Career Tech Meets College Prep: Downloads and Resources

A compilation of sites and organizations that provide useful information and resources to help you better understand and implement Career and Technical Education.

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5 Students, 5 Paths to a Future That Works

A second chance for success in school.

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Digital Learning Resource: The Burlington High School Student Help Desk

To celebrate Digital Learning Day, blogger Andrew Marcinek presents the description of a course that offers his tech-savvy high school students a valuable introduction to the IT world.

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David Garibaldi: From Outlaw to International Hip Hop Artist

This successful performance artist credits his career pathway program for making high school relevant.

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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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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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School-to-Work: Present and the Future

A conversation with Richard Kazis, senior vice president of Jobs for the Future.

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Build SF: Architecting the Next Generation of Young Professionals

The Build San Francisco model turns students into aspiring designers and architects.

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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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