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Technology as an asset in school choice era

August 31, 2017


Educators and administrators must consider how tech will not only change the delivery of a traditional K-12 school, but can potentially change the nature and focus of the curriculum itself. As career and technical education continues to enjoy the support of policymakers and is increasingly common in higher ed, some charters, such as Rooted School in New Orleans, are using tech to create new schools with new ambitions.

Rooted School, set to open this year, is currently engaged in a pilot program that includes core classes from a tech academy, as well as coding and programming lessons. The school is intended to prepare students for high-paying tech jobs, not necessarily college.

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