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A Career Focus in OK

Gordon Cooper Technology Center gets students career ready through recruiting, hands-on experiences, internships and credentials.

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Paths to Careers in IT

Industry partnerships led to an authentic curriculum from CompTIA and real-world work experiences for IT students in the Academies of Louisville.

Learn more about the High School of Business program in this video.

College Head Start

Learn how business students at Iowa’s Waverly-Shell Rock High School are jump-starting careers by earning college credits before graduation.


March 2022 Issue

West Virginia transforms classrooms into businesses. Also: How to build student resilience; create positive school cultures; watch students come alive with project-based learning and National Geographic resources; and more.


February 2022 Issue

Proactive ways to manage your classroom and curb student disruptions. Also: Dallas and Oklahoma schools are preparing students for the jobs of the future; getting elementary schoolers excited about math; pumping students up about science with SREB and National Geographic; and more.


January 2022 Issue

Baruti Kafele shares the mindsets of educators who ensure each child achieves their best. Also: Boys Town’s positive alternatives to suspensions; a Missouri center’s strategies for teaching employability skills; designing engaging social studies instruction with #NatGeo resources; and more.