Thursday, May 2, 2013

P-Tech High School/Early College Offers CTE with Business Connections

Education Week profiles the continued advancement with career training in high schools by focusing on the Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn.  The technology-based curriculum was developed in conjunction with local universities and the corporation IBM to foster a better path for students.  Students at P-Tech can earn an associate degree while in high school, and they can potentially parlay that into a job with IBM or other technology companies.  We desperately need this sort of business-education partnership committed to innovation and design oriented thinking.  And, it is happening across the country in places like the High Tech High schools in California.  If you know of more schools and school models that incorporate this idea, make sure to post links or write about them.  Spread the word about effective instruction.

1 comment:

laurabeth1976 said...

early college is a proven model that offers students a head start and keeps them challenged. It is a great answer for gifted students in particular, like my son, who aren't really getting much out of their high school experience. I have spent a lot of time looking into Simon's Rock at Bard College for my son and I'm really impressed with all they offer. They seem like a great fit for him.