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High School Career Academies: A Pathway to Educational Reform in Urban School Districts?


  • Nan L. Maxwell

    (California State University-Hayward)

  • Victor Rubin

    (University of California, Berkeley)


Maxwell and Rubin examine the capacity of career academies to address academic reform in terms of increased education and workplace skills. They accomplish this on two levels. First, they assess academies' development and implementation within an urban school district. Then they assess academies' potential to promote postsecondary success among academy students as compared to nonacademy students. Their findings will help educators and policymakers better understand the strengths and limitations of this method of reform.

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  • Nan L. Maxwell & Victor Rubin, 2000. "High School Career Academies: A Pathway to Educational Reform in Urban School Districts?," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number hsca, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:hsca
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    1. Nan L. Maxwell & Emilyn Whitesell & Jeanne Bellotti & Sengsouvanh (Sukey) Leshnick & Jennifer Henderson-Frakes & Daniela Berman, "undated". "Youth CareerConnect: Early Implementation Findings," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 421ed9b9d19043baa8c79bc94, Mathematica Policy Research.

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    high school; career academies; K-12; student outcomes; educational reform;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education


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