From the Asbury Park Press: Choosing a career at 15: As college tuition soars, secondary school educators focus on career prep

May 5th, 2014

An excellent story on the growing popularity of high school career academies.

“They start to see a relationship” between what they are learning and how, one day, they might use the knowledge and skills to earn a living, Red Bank Regional Principal Risa Clay said. “It is all about the relationship to the real world.”

“It is a model program and a catalyst for other districts,” said Red Bank Regional Schools Superintendent Jim Stefankiewicz who championed the small learning communities concept when he returned to the district in the top post three years ago.

“They were really seen as the future and where careers were going,” Stefaniewicz said.

Read the story and see the video here.

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