Career Academies

College & Workforce Readiness Video The World of Careers Is Changing. This Superintendent Aims to Get His Students ‘Future Ready’
Students get a postsecondary jump-start through Hamilton County, Tenn.’s Future-Ready Institutes, led by Superintendent Bryan Johnson.
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College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From A Superintendent’s Commitment to Getting Students ‘Future Ready’
Bryan Johnson, the superintendent of Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tenn., has created an array of “future-ready” institutes, where students gain real-world exposure– through mentorship, job-shadow opportunities, and rigorous coursework—to in-demand jobs while they are still in high school. He is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
Catherine Gewertz, February 19, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From An Unorthodox Strategy Closes Academic Gaps
In a test-obsessed K-12 system, Superintendent Shari Camhi has taken a holistic view of education without sacrificing rigorous academics. The Baldwin Union Free School District, N.Y., leader has helped close graduation gaps, and black and Latino students in the district far outpace their peers in the county and state. Her secret ingredient: themed career academies open to all students. She is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
Andrew Ujifusa, February 19, 2020
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The iLEAD Academy is located a few doors down from a grocery store in a Carrollton, Ky., shopping center, and in front of the local Walmart.
The iLEAD Academy is located a few doors down from a grocery store in a Carrollton, Ky., shopping center, and in front of the local Walmart.
Pat McDonogh for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Photos Using Job Data to Guide Student Career Choices
iLEAD Academy opened three years ago to help prepare Northern Kentucky students for careers in high-paying, high-demand fields.
Education Week Photo Staff, April 25, 2018
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Bryan High School senior Ashley Gomez, far left, shadows the zookeepers in the lemur exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha. Ashley says the school program spurred her interest in a zoology career.
Bryan High School senior Ashley Gomez, far left, shadows the zookeepers in the lemur exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha. Ashley says the school program spurred her interest in a zoology career.
Ryan Henriksen for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Students Blaze Career Paths at Omaha High School
From zookeeping to transportation logistics, Bryan High School's career classes reflect real local economic needs.
Caralee J. Adams, June 2, 2016
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Recruitment & Retention National Network Seeks to Get More H.S. Students Interested in Teaching
Educators Rising, part of PDK International, provides resources and support to school leaders in an effort to build stronger local pipelines of future educators.
Elisha McNeil, January 25, 2016
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Connecting Talent with Opportunity: Better HR Platforms and Career Education
If education is about talent development, we need to radically improve how we recruit, hire and develop educators, and this demands much better talent platforms and human resource information systems. In general, better career education would inform learning and work choices. Following are six, strategies to improve career education in K-12 including expanding CTE academies, encouraging maker driven learning, encouraging career awareness in grades 6-12.
Tom Vander Ark, July 6, 2015
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Philadelphia high school student Nashali Caquias listens to feedback during a mock job interview at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects businesses and public schools and helps implement career academies.
Philadelphia high school student Nashali Caquias listens to feedback during a mock job interview at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects businesses and public schools and helps implement career academies.
Photo by Charles Mostoller for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness Employers Are Integral to Career-Tech Programs
New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses.
March 25, 2015
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Teaching Opinion National Academy Foundation Launches Career-Ready Certificate
Over 30 years ago Citi CEO Sandy Weill launched the non-profit National Academy Foundation to boost high school graduation and career preparation. The movement has quietly grown to 667 career-focused high school academies serving 81,000 students in 38 states.
Tom Vander Ark, January 26, 2015
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Meeting District Needs Hands-On Career Academies Struggle to Get Off the Ground
Funding is needed to balance investments in new models with support for promising work in existing schools, says non-profit head.
Benjamin Herold, June 10, 2014
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Education Funding Letter to the Editor Alternative-Pathways Story Omitted Career Academy Model
To the Editor:
The article "States Seek High School Pathways Weaving Academic, Career Options" (April 24, 2013) highlights several promising efforts to address the need for career pathways modeled on the European apprenticeship system. The article doesn't mention the career academy model, one particularly successful approach to preparing young people for a range of postsecondary and career opportunities tied to economic-development needs.
May 21, 2013
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College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From N.C. District Embraces College for All
Obasohan is leading efforts to create a districtwide “early college” system in Duplin County and instill college ambitions in students as early as kindergarten.
Caralee J. Adams, January 29, 2013
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A high school student heads to class at a school built inside the Northpark Mall in Joplin, Mo., where 11th and 12th graders have studied since last year's tornado devastated the city schools.
A high school student heads to class at a school built inside the Northpark Mall in Joplin, Mo., where 11th and 12th graders have studied since last year's tornado devastated the city schools.
Nicole Frugé/Education Week-File
College & Workforce Readiness Joplin Poised to Rebuild Tornado-Damaged Schools
A year after a tornado destroyed six of its schools, a Missouri district is building schools that match its new vision for education.
Christina A. Samuels, May 15, 2012
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion Boy-Friendly High Schools
I included career academies in my book. Another profile here, which indicates the appeal to boys.
Richard Whitmire, February 17, 2011
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