Obama visits cutting-edge NYC school tied to IBM

October 26, 2013 • Business

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn, New York, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama visited a cutting-edge vocational school on Friday, praising it as a model of public-private partnership and challenging Congress to invest in similar schools.

Obama met with students at Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-Tech, which was born out of cooperation among the city’s Department of Education, the City University of New York and IBM.

“Everybody is pulling together to make sure a high school education puts people on a good path to a good job,” said Obama, who praised the school as a “ticket to the middle class.”

Students attend the Brooklyn school from grades 9 to 14, meaning Login to read more

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