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Legislature Overhauled Florida’s System of Career and Professional Academies, Report No. 08-59, October 2008
 
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The 2007 Legislature initiated a comprehensive reform of Florida’s career and professional academies, which addresses the program inconsistencies identified by our 2006 report.  The Florida Career and Professional Education Act of 2007 established statewide expectations and processes for key aspects of career academies operations and programs.  The Department of Education has taken additional steps to address program inconsistencies by improving data collection processes for career academies and identifying and disseminating best practices.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 06-55 More Than Half of the State’s School Districts Have Career Academies, Most Operating in 2004-05 Incorporated Nationally Recognized Core Elements, published in July 2006.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Education System
Career Education

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 11-05 Several States Offer High School Diploma Options to Address Students’ Needs and Future Goals,published in January 2011.
  • Report No. 10-56 Many Florida Programs Enhance Students’ Career and College Readiness, published in November 2010.
  • Report No. 10-56 Many Florida Programs Enhance Students’ Career and College Readiness, published in November 2010.
  • Report No. 07-40 Career Academy Students Perform Better Than Other Students During High School; Later Outcomes Vary, published in October 2007.
  • Report No. 06-56 Technical Report:  Most School District Career Academies Incorporated Nationally Recognized Core Elements in 2004-05, published in July 2006.

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