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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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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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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David Garibaldi: From Outlaw to International Hip Hop Artist
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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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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.

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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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Internships Provide On-the-Job Learning

Respect, responsibility, and accountability: how opportunities for learning in the workplace bring out the best in students.

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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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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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5 More Principles to Radically Transform How We Teach Computer Programming

In the second of two blogs, Ajit Jaokar, co-founder of feynlabs, shares steps six through ten of his radical transformation for how we teach kids software programming.

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