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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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Shop is Not a Four-Letter Word

Blogger Jim Berman opens our eyes to the increasing value of offering career and technical education at the high school level.

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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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Project-Based Learning for Digital Citizens

Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares the real payoff for his digital literacy students.

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Top 10 Benefits of Using Free Software

Open source enthusiast Shahzad Saeed makes a strong case for the educational benefits of software that isn't bundled with a corporate agenda.

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Deeper Learning Blog Carnival: Authentic Professional Development

In the part of the Deeper Learning Blog Carnival series, Gary Hochlander raises the question of how PD can emphasize real world applications and integrated curriculum.

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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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Hunting for Hacks in a Moldable Classroom

One alternative school lives its real-world, problem-based learning approach through open-space classrooms, hands-on projects with relevant outcomes, and a strong sense of community.

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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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School-to-Career: What You Can Do

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

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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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A Magnet School Attracts Students to Careers in Health
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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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School-to-Work: Present and the Future

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

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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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