P-TECH grows, but is it working? | Joanne

P-TECH Principal Rashid Davis looks at a photo of President Barack Obama’s visit to the school. Photo: Jenny Abamu

IBM is scaling up the wildly popular P-TECH model,reports Jenny Abamu on EdSurge. But the original Brooklyn school is struggling to raise completion rates.

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (more commonly known as P-TECH) in Crown Heights, Brooklyn opened its doors in 2011. The public high school’s claim to fame was its unique model serving grades 9 to 14, offering students associate’s degrees in STEM majors by the time they graduate. Backed by companies like…

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