Education Guru Applauds Cajon Valley Union School District’s Efforts with World of Work in Forbes Article

Cajon Valley Union School District was recently featured in an article in Forbes written by Tom Vander Ark, the CEO of Getting Smart. The article, entitled “The World of Work — In Elementary School”, applauded CVUSD’s collaboration with the World of Work program to create better opportunities for students in the district to develop skills needed in the future workforce.

Vander Ark, who served as superintendent and the first Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founded Getting Smart to offer advisory and coaching services that focus on the future of education and support more powerful learning to school districts and other educational organizations. He is an advocate for innovation in education and participates in numerous boards and foundations that have the same goals in mind. Vander Ark understands what the future of education is moving towards, and during his visit to Cajon Valley with his Getting Smart team he saw the education system making bounds towards modernization and career-focused education in elementary and middle schools.

While visiting different CVUSD schools, Vander Ark and his team witnessed students learning about becoming civil engineers and the things we use everyday that they design. They saw students writing about an experience visiting a dam and learning about water systems. Vander Ark saw kindergarteners learning about being a teacher and second graders studying the art of being a chef. All of these impressive lessons were centered on curriculum and experiences brought to Cajon Valley Union School District by the World of Work program.

Watch Vander Ark’s experience at CVUSD at and read his Forbes article on CVUSD at

Cajon Valley Union School District is proud to have hosted a guest like Tom Vander Ark to show off the steps CVUSD is taking to ensure students are happy kids living in healthy relationships, on paths to gainful employment.

Visit Cajon Valley’s website at to learn more about the World of Work and other programs in the district.

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