In the aftermath of President Obama’s State of the Union Address in February, in which he “shouted out” to Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) in Brooklyn, NY as a model for educational reform, P-Tech institutions have garnered new attention and in many cases, imitation.
Rashid Ferrod Davis (M.S. Ed. in Administration and Supervision ’03) is the founding principal of P-Tech, which is a “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.
Click here to read about P-TECH in Obama’s 2014 budget proposal for education in the Washington Post.
Click here to read Principal Davis’s New York Times SchoolBook article regarding team teaching.
Click here or below to view video of Rashid Ferrod Davis during his visit to Idaho to support the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation’s Don’t Fail Idaho initiative, a statewide public awareness campaign to inspire an informed and productive conversation about innovating education, including $5 million budgeted for a successful P-TECH model school startup.
P-TECH | Rashid Davis Visits Idaho from Don’t Fail Idaho on Vimeo.