Educational Technology

October 31, 2013

Obama visits cutting-edge NYC school that has partnership with IBM, tells Congress to invest

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama visited a cutting-edge vocational school on Friday, praising it as a model of public-private partnership and challenging Congress to invest in similar schools. Obama met with students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-Tech, which was born out of cooperation among the city’s Department of Education, the City University of New York and IBM. “Everybody is pulling together to make sure a high school education puts people on a good path to a good job,” said Obama, who praised the school as a “ticket to the middle class.” Students attend the Brooklyn school from grades 9 to 14, meaning they do two years of college work in addition to the four years of high school. Their coursework has a heavy emphasis on computer science.–Technology-School-NYC

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