DC to Launch 9 Career Academies

September 5, 2013

On Wednesday D.C. Mayor Gray announced the creation of nine career academies—six will be at traditional public schools, the rest at public charters. “There are people who still think ‘voc ed’ means fixing shoes, preparing clothes. Those days are over, ladies and gentleman,” said Gray at the announcement. Instead, the academies will focus on teaching students in three high-growth sectors: information technology, hospitality and engineering.

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