P-TECH

What’s Next for IBM P-TECH?

In 2010 – in direct response to the skills crisis – IBM designed P-TECH, a grade 9 to 14 school. And from the launch of the first school in 2011, P-TECH has grown to nearly 70 schools across three continents – with more than 300 business partners following IBM’s design. There is only one reason […]

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By Teachers For Teachers: Teacher Advisor With Watson

When it comes to education, data shows that deep knowledge and practical skills in science and math levels the playing field of opportunity for a diverse population of young people, regardless of zip code. Despite the fact that success in math in the elementary grades connects directly to achievement across all subjects, elementary school teachers […]

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P-TECH: Reflections on a Milestone

When we launched Brooklyn P-TECH in 2011, we had high hopes – for our students, for the community, for a transformation in education that would restore (and then advance) our mission to serve the next generation. We thought we had the right idea: to connect high school to college and “new collar” careers. And we […]

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Inspiring the “New Collar” Workforce of Tomorrow

From our early days as a company, IBM has demonstrated its commitment to finding the world’s best and brightest minds to join our ranks. Educating our workforce to meet new technological challenges has been a hallmark of our century-plus long legacy. As one can imagine, the technical skill set needed in the workplace then was […]

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IBM P-TECH: Helping Graduates Blaze Diverse Pathways to Success

Today marks a significant milestone on the journey of 16 extraordinary young people, as they complete both their high school diplomas and associate degrees in STEM fields. This milestone is significant because all 16 are students of color from low-income families, and because nearly 100 percent are headed to four-year colleges. This outstanding achievement also […]

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Building on P-TECH’s Progress

Brooklyn’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School – the inaugural school of the P-TECH network – has delivered remarkable results just five years into its six-year grade 9 to 14 program. With open admissions (no testing), and a predominantly low-income, nonwhite student body, P-TECH is enabling young people from traditionally underserved communities to construct […]

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Building a Brighter Future for Connecticut’s Students

As a resident of Connecticut, I am pleased to serve in a leadership role with the company that created the P-TECH grade 9 to 14 schools model. P-TECH represents a series of critical innovations in the history of American education. And Connecticut’s Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) – a partnership among the Norwalk Public Schools, […]

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IBM P-TECH: Redefining Possibilities for a New Generation

Last June, we were proud to welcome our first six early P-TECH graduates to the ranks of educated men and women prepared for success in both the workplace and in higher education. Today, we are proud to announce that 32 more have joined their ranks – bringing to 38 the number of P-TECH scholars who […]

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A Diploma, a Degree, and a Job Offer from IBM: One P-TECH Student’s Experience

I was born in Trinidad and began my life in America at the age of two. Like many families, my parents came to New York seeking the American Dream and a better future for me and my sisters. After our arrival, my family moved around a bit until we finally settled in a part of […]

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STEM Education: Preparing Kids for Jobs Their Parents Don’t Understand

At this week’s Milken Institute Global Conference, I joined an exciting and important discussion about closing the disconnect between education and college and career readiness. Watch and share the video of this discussion to learn how public-private partnerships — not finger pointing or assessing blame — are essential to ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s high […]

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Why America Needs P-TECH to Succeed

by Rashid Ferrod Davis and Stanley S. Litow However successful, innovative models in education can become subject to critiques – especially if the model has received national and international acclaim. IBM P-TECH was launched with ambitious goals in 2011. At stake was the future of an underserved generation of young people, the yawning gap between […]

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To Innovate, We Must Educate

Each wave of human innovation has required new skills. From the Industrial Revolution to the post-industrial digital age, economic growth and positive societal transformation have been driven by education and skills. Innovations have enabled entirely new industries, new ways of doing things and even new ways of conceptualizing our world. And as the pace of […]

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My Interview with IBM Executive Maria Winans

A huge part of growing is calculating risks and making decisions. It is true in business; taking calculated risks is vital to a company’s success. Big or small, startup or a 104-year-old global business, companies that take risks continue to innovate, grow their business and better the world. And for personal growth, risk-taking is also […]

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Celebrating P-TECH’s Scholar-Athletes

On November 23rd, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels and IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Vice President Stanley Litow announced Maryland’s commitment to open as many as four IBM P-TECH grade 9 – 14 schools in the City […]

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Tracing the Spirit of Innovation

The New-York Historical Society’s latest exhibition, Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York begins with an event that was an unforgettable part of my life – the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Taking my first excursion on public transportation without parents or older siblings, I ventured with my friends to the Fair grounds in […]

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