Beth Milne is a past member of the 50CAN team. 

Here at NYCAN, we were thrilled to hear President Obama give a well-deserved shout out in last night’s State of the Union address to P-TECH, an extraordinary early college high school in Brooklyn.

“Right now, countries like Germany focus on graduating their high school students with the equivalent of a technical degree from one of our community colleges, so that they’re ready for a job. At schools like P-Tech in Brooklyn, a collaboration between New York Public Schools, the City University of New York, and IBM, students will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate degree in computers or engineering.”

We’ve been fans of the amazing students and teachers at P-TECH for a while. Check out our first blog post about the partnership between IBM, the City University of New York and the New York Department of Education that made this school possible.

This also isn’t the first time that P-TECH has gotten national recognition for its innovative approach to education. In case you missed it, check out our recap of a New York Times feature on the school.

Keep up the good work P-TECH and we look forward hearing more about your wonderful accomplishments!


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