LINCOLN -- You are hearing a lot about the academic benefits of a new career academy in Lincoln. LPS Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel has called it "a game changer." Assistant to the superintendent John Neal says a University of California study identified career academies as the No. 1 strategy for improving high school graduation rates across the country. Students finish high school with up to a year of college credit. The plan is to have the Lincoln academy up-and-running by 2015. It also saves taxpayers money because they won't have to pay for a new high school.