Forty years ago, the first career academy opened its doors at Edison High School in Philadelphia. Today, there are thousands of career academies throughout the country. From November 1 to 3, the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) will return to Philadelphia to hold its annual conference, “Honoring the History, Securing the Future,” at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
National Career Academy Coalition’s mission is to create and support a national network of existing and emerging career academies. Its annual conference is designed to provide opportunities for dialogue, exploration, and networking so that K-12 educators, representatives from higher education, business, and government, among others, can move academies and smaller learning communities to the highest level.
NCAC is partnering for this conference with the Alliance for Excellent Education and nearly thirty other national organizations that support career academies. The conference will feature more than seventy high-quality sessions organized around the ten National Standards of Practice (NSOP), as well as opportunities to learn from academy experts in roundtable settings and engage in conversation with colleagues and industry experts from around the country.
More information, including registration instructions and an agenda, is available at http://ow.ly/p1IY.