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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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5 Students, 5 Paths to a Future That Works

A second chance for success in school.

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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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Case Study: TEAMS Model School - Clark STEM Magnet in Glendale, CA

A case study showing how Clark STEM Magnet School is integrating STEM with arts and academics.

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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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George Lucas Shares His Hopes for Education
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George Lucas: Sharing His Hope for Education

The education visionary speaks about innovation in education and the critical need for businesses to better support educational programs.

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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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How After-School Programs Expand the Educational Experience
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A New Day for Learning: Expanding the Educational Experience

An overview of how after-school and summer programs engage community partners to extend the learning day and year.

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Is Every School a Vocational School?: Students Need Tech to Prep for Their Future

Technology is an important part of a student's "toolbox."

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Learning Through Internships: Connecting Students' Passions to the Real World
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Learning Through Internships: Connecting Students' Passions to the Real World

Explore five ways to adapt internships (from field trips to shadow days), or follow nine steps to make Nashville Big Picture High School's internship program your own.

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