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.



The School-to-Work Movement: Four Reports Look Back

Understanding the 1994 School-to-Work Opportunities Act.

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School-to-Career: What You Can Do

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

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From School to Career: The ProTech Program

Your questions about ProTech answered.

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Reaching for the STARS: Students Choose a Life Path

A unique program in Portland, Oregon, gives students a jump-start on their future.

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Building Bright Futures: Preparing Students for a Career

Creating a smooth transition from school to career is this headmaster's goal for her students.

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Working to Learn, Learning to Work: Let's Get Businesses to Better Support Our Schools

Businesses need to get involved with local schools to help students understand what will be expected of them professionally after graduation.

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Students Applying to College Must Apply Themselves -- But Relax, Too

A dean of admissions gives reassuring advice.

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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 Week in the Life of a Build SF Student

Students like Kimmy Feng architect their futures through Build San Francisco's mentorship/apprenticeship program.


Risky Business: Industry Invests in Schools

With the economic future of the U.S. tied to our public education system, business leaders are scrambling to push for change.

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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."


Young Artists Develop Portfolios -- and Their Futures

A West Virginia graphic design teacher prepares "challenged" students for college and creative careers.

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