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  • 1) 68% Source: ‘One-Third of a Nation’ (ETS 2005) 2) Source: The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts – Civic Enterprises, 2006 Boring classes Too many absences Peer group too much personal freedom Failing in school
  • Of the students going to the 4-year university and those who take the 2-year community college then university route and matriculate, only about 50 percent actually graduate in SIX years.
  • 10 year longitudinal study.- young men who participated in a career academy were earning more after 10 years and, in particular, young black men. 2006 – further research – career academies, First Things First, and Talent Development were making a difference but only when applied in their entirety. You can’t leave out any of the pieces. Two pillars – structural change (teaming/close proximity) and instructional change (integration)
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    • 1. Susan Katzman, National Career Academy Coalition President [email_address] 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Using the National Standards to Strengthen Your Career Academy
    • 2. Skills Gap
      • How many of this year’s kindergarten class will find themselves in jobs that don’t even exist today?
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 3. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow New College Degree Programs Added in the Last 10 Years
      • New Media
      • Biotechnology
      • Organic Agriculture
      • Homeland Security
      • E-Business/E-Marketing
      • Computer Game Design
      • Forensic Accounting
      • Human Computer Interaction
      • Society & the Environment
      • Nanotechnology
    • 4. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow To…. Blend Career and Academic Instruction with Real World Experiences Provide…. 21 st Century Rigor and Relevance to enter the workforce well prepared and to start a career with life-long skills Bridge the Gap…. WHY?
    • 5. 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Times Have Changed!
    • 6. Do You Know?
      • What percent of 9 th graders actually complete high school?
      • Source: One – Third of a Nation (ETS 2005)
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 7. Transition through high school and to college Source: Education Weekly March 2005 100 Start 9 th Grade 68 40 27 18 31% Leave with 0 Credits 31%
    • 8. Why do they leave? Source: The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts – Civic Enterprises, 2006 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 9. Students are Taking More Academics 2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 10. BUT
      • They are not reading better….
      • Not learning more science….
      • Not getting better at math either….
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 11. The Problem:
      • More “core academics” ≠ improved academic performance
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 12. Small Learning Communities
      • Small, safe, and supportive learning environments that are personalized and inclusive of all students
      • Challenging, rigorous, and relevant curriculum that prepares students for college, careers, and productive citizenship
      • Collaborative partnerships among educators, parents, businesses, and other community resources that broaden learning opportunities
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 13. What Differentiates Career Academies from other Small Learning Communities?
      • Partnerships with business and community organizations
      • Contextual career themes
      • Integrated lessons
      • Business mentors
      • Internships
      • Estimate at least 3,500 career academies nationally
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 14. MDRC Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
      • Created in 1974 by the Ford Foundation and a group of federal agencies, MDRC is best known for mounting large-scale evaluations of real-world policies and programs targeted to low-income people.
      • One of the major policies studied is school reform
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 15.
      • Significantly cut dropout rates
      • Increased attendance rates, credits earned toward graduation, and preparation for post-secondary education
      • Extended positive effects on school engagement to both high-risk and medium-risk students
      • Improved the likelihood of students graduating on time
      • Increased teachers’ satisfaction
      • Study completed in 2008
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 16. Career Academies Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood James J. Kemple
      • The Career Academies produced sustained earnings gains that averaged 11 percent (or $2,088) more per year for Academy group members than for individuals in the non-Academy group — a $16,704 boost in total earnings over the eight years of follow-up (in 2006 dollars).
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 17. Continued………
      • These labor market impacts were concentrated among young men, a group that has experienced a severe decline in real earnings in recent years. Through a combination of increased wages, hours worked, and employment stability, real earnings for young men in the Academy group increased by $3,731 (17 percent) per year — or nearly $30,000 over eight years.
      • The Career Academies produced an increase in the percentage of young people living independently with children and a spouse or partner. Young men also experienced positive impacts on marriage and being custodial parents.
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 18. Academy Goals
      • To simultaneously prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the workplace and/or post-secondary education.
      • To develop and reinforce the academic skills necessary to raise student achievement on high-stakes tests.
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 19.
      • To focus curriculum planning and professional development around student needs to achieve the academic standards and essential skills required for the real world.
      • To involve the human, technical and financial resources of the corporate and college communities so as to present students with possibilities for their future.
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 20. National Standards of Practice Designers
      • Career Academy Support Network (CASN)
      • National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC)
      • National Academy Foundation (NAF)
      • High Schools That Work (HSTW)/SREB
      • Talent Development (CRESPAR)
      • And others
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 21. 10 Components
      • I. Defined Mission and Goals
      • II. Academy Structure
      • III. Host District and High School
      • IV. Faculty & Staff
      • V. Professional Development
      • VI. Governance & Leadership
      • VII. Curriculum & Instruction
      • VIII. Employer, Higher Education & Community Involvement
      • IX. Student Assessment
      • X. Cycle of Improvement
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 22. Redefine the High School Experience
      • Your students will want to come to school.
      • Your teachers will want to teach.
      • Communities and employers will reap the benefits of well-prepared graduates ready to take on the world.
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow
    • 23. The NCAC Academy Review
      • Helps administration/team members discover how well they have met the National Standards
      • Validates the time and effort of academy work
      • Demonstrates where they need to tweak their efforts
      • Provides a platform for sustainability
      • Offers commendations and recommendations
      2009 Institute for Staff Development Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow