New Pathways

By Michael Gianfrancesco

Rhode Island schools embrace P-TECH initiative

Education is an ever-changing landscape and, in order to ensure that schools are meeting the new and more advanced needs of the world that students will inhabit as adults, institutions have sought to modify their approaches to learning and teaching. One of the more exciting and successful programs to reach Rhode Island in recent years is the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) initiative, which has been in place in the state for a little over two years.

Desiree Harpel, the Education and Workforce Development Coordinator for the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, is one of the people who works with schools to help facilitate the program statewide. She says that the program forges collaborative relationships between the schools, CCRI, and area industry leaders.

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