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Governor Announces Commitment to P-TECH Model Schools in Maryland

November 23rd, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan, joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; Stanley Litow, president of the IBM International Foundation; Dr. Gregory Thornton, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools; and Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels, today announced his commitment to launch up to four P-TECH 9-14 schools in Maryland to help better prepare students for college and entry into the job market.

The P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) education model, co-developed by IBM, is an innovative, nationally recognized approach that blends high school, college, and work experience in one. P-TECH schools offer students an integrated six-year education program that combines high school, college, and workplace skills required for 21st-century jobs. Graduates from Maryland’s P-TECH schools will earn their high school diploma and a two-year postsecondary degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) from an accredited community college. These students will also benefit from career experience and mentorship in the workplace and will be first in line for skilled jobs upon graduation through partnerships with private sector participants.

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