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Brand, Betsy – American Youth Policy Forum, 2009
High school career academies are a time-tested model for improving academic outcomes and preparing students for both college and careers. Career academies (1) are smaller learning communities taught by a team of interdisciplinary teachers, (2) provide a rigorous academic curriculum based on a career theme that demonstrates how knowledge is used…
Descriptors: High Schools, National Standards, College Attendance, Career Academies
American Youth Policy Forum, 2009
This issue brief explores effective educational models for serving English Language Learners (ELLs) in ways that build upon these students' assets and prepare them for college and careers. The brief derives from an AYPF field trip to Texas's Rio Grande Valley region. On May 6-8, 2009 AYPF led a group of national policy leaders on a fact-finding…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Mexican Americans