Career academies have been around in one form or another for four decades, but these days they’re in a groove. It’s not often in education research that numerous studies reach similar conclusions on the same subject. So reform-minded educators and lawmakers paid heed to the positive notices for career and technical education. We asked leading researchers to analyze the leading studies on different models of career and technical education. David Stern, principal investigator for the Career Academy Support Network and Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, reviews career academies, while Marisa Saunders and Erica Hamilton with the Institute for Democracy, Education and Access at the University of California, Los Angeles, examine the newer Linked Learning approach.