A Brooklyn High School Takes a New Approach to Vocational Education – NYTimes.com

Flakes of green paint are peeling from the third-floor windowsills. Some desks are patched with tape, others etched with graffiti. The view across the street is of a row of boarded-up brownstones.

The building and its surroundings in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, may look run-down, but inside 150 Albany Avenue may sit the future of the country’s vocational education: The first 230 pupils of a new style of school that weaves high school and college curriculums into a six-year program tailored for a job in the technology industry.

via A Brooklyn High School Takes a New Approach to Vocational Education – NYTimes.com.

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2 thoughts on “A Brooklyn High School Takes a New Approach to Vocational Education – NYTimes.com

  1. It’s about damn time. Not every job in the technology field needs 16 years of schooling to be able to perform the jobs. As long as these students still get their education in the arts (and from the girl who writes fiction, it sounds like they do) then I see no problem with this.

    Give these kids from struggling neighborhoods a clear path of how they can get out of poverty and I feel like they are more likely to apply themselves. Before with 12 year public schooling, it didn’t offer and clear cut solutions on how they were going to get out of poverty, but now with goals and a vision I feel like these kids will be more likely to apply themselves.

  2. I think this is a step in the right direction for the future generations and bridging the gap of low economic families. Not only do I find the quality of teaching brought to P-Tech but I also enjoy the fact that they are gaining many of the essential science, math, and technology skills that will soon be required to have beginning with my generation. They are already 10 steps ahead by the time they graduate high school.

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