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"Miami-Dade Could Adapt Plan to Start Career-Themed Academies"

-The Miami Herald, March 26, 2006

Rudy Crew, superintendent of Miami-Dade schools, will ask the county's school board to approve reorganization of at least 12 senior high schools into career-themed academies, according to The Miami Herald.

The newspaper also reports that this is the first step in Crew's plan to adopt academies for all students at all high schools in Miami-Dade County.

"Struggling Students Want Vocational Education, Poll Shows"

-Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2006

A poll of California ninth- and 10th-grade students that was conducted for the James Irvine Foundation suggests that combining academics with career training would help motivate struggling students to succeed.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the poll was conducted to coincide with the launch of ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career, an Irvine Foundation center that will connect academics to challenging technical courses.

"School Widens Career Options"

-The Times-Picayune, April 6, 2006

In Louisiana's St. Charles Parish, school officials are expanding career training options at the Satellite Center in Luhng. The course described by The Times-Picayune is process technology, which has been offered at two area high schools in a 90-minute class. At the Satellite Center, the expanded class will be 165 minutes, and Shell Chemical is donating money to purchase software and instructional material for use in the class.

"Co-Op Students Test Out World of Work"

-Hartford Courant, April 10, 2006

Interest in cooperative education is growing at Connecticut's Middletown High School, according to the Hartford Courant, which also notes that the state's department of education sup- x ports the concept as well.

Business education teacher Anita Vallee told the paper that co-ops are potential settings for career exploration for the students.

"Stepping up Effort for School to Work"

-The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 19, 2006

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, experts say that too few students graduate from high school, and too few go on to college or technical training, so Pennsylvania's governor is proposing an increase in funding for an initiative that addresses the problem through programs such as career academies and internships. …

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