Alumni Notes: Rashid Ferrod Davis (’03)

Rashid Ferrod Davis (M.S. Ed. in Administration and Supervision ’03) is the founding principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech), a new “turnaround” institution for grades 9 through 14 focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with partners including the New York City Department of Education, the New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York’s Early College Initiative, and IBM.

Davis recently published an article on GOOD, titled, “At P-TECH, Educators and Employers Work Together to Solve the Skills Gap,” the fourth in a seven part editorial series exploring the balance between student learning and job skills. It aims to ask leaders and thinkers in education and technology fields: Can America educate its way out of the skills gap?
Click here to read the full article.

Additionally, at the December 7thEducating Tomorrow’s Workforce: Preparing Students to Compete in the 21st Century Economy” forum in Albany, New York, Davis joined with other leaders in education and industry to discuss pressing issues in the field, such as how to:

  • “Make education more academically rigorous and economically viable so that graduates have a clear pathway from school to careers,
  • Replicate the P-TECH success story statewide and nationwide so that all students – not just a handpicked few – have access to opportunity, and finally
  • Ensure that the 14 million new jobs that the U.S. will create over the next 10 years can be filled with homegrown talent.”

To watch the December 7th webcast, click here.

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