Alumni Notes: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Visits P-TECH

On October 23rd, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) an institution of which Rashid Ferrod Davis (M.S. Ed. in Administration and Supervision ’03) is the founding principal.  In addition to visting P-Tech (along with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Wolcott), while in New York City, Secretary Duncan also presented the 2012 Broad Prize for Urban Education, and participated in a forum entitled “From Classroom to Career: Investing in Tomorrow’s Workforce,” which joined leaders from businesses, community colleges, school districts and government to discuss strategies to prepare students with the skills to build successful careers.

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is an innovative high school that connects school, college and the world of work through partnerships that prepare students for higher education and careers. The science, technology, engineering and math curriculum at P-TECH leads to the simultaneous granting of a high school diploma and an associate’s degree
In an article about the visit in SchoolBook Secretary Duncan was quoted:

“I have yet to go to a great school that doesn’t have a great principal; you need a great teacher in every single classroom,” Duncan said during a tour of P-Tech in Brooklyn.”

Left to right: Secretary Arne Duncan, P-Tech Principal Rashid Ferrod Davis, and NYC Chancellor of Education Dennis Wolcott

Read more about P-Tech and Secretary Duncan’s visit in the U.S. Department of Education press release,  U.S. News, The Epoch Times, the Citizen IBM Blog, and the New York Times.



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