New Article Spotlights Strengths of Career Academies

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In an article published in the March 2015 issue of Phi Delta Kappan, “New CTE Model is a Plus for Schools and Students,” EDC’s Ilene Kantrov (at left) provides a close-up look at how the Academy of Information Technology and Robotics (AITR) is improving student achievement and better preparing them for college and careers. Based in Volusia County, Florida’s Spruce Creek High School, AITR is part of the Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL) network, whose member communities use Ford NGL strategies to improve teaching and learning, promote the redesign of secondary schools to better serve students and their families, and sustain change through business and civic engagement and leadership. “Throughout EDC’s years of collaborating with Ford Motor Company Fund on the Ford NGL initiative, we have seen so many academies like AITR transform students’ high school experiences by using the Ford NGL framework to strategically blend academic and career learning,” said Kantrov. “It was a pleasure to share the profound impact the framework is having on AITR’s students and teachers with Kappan readers.”

Last Updated: March 2015