Obama Puts $100-Million Behind Quest to Improve Tech Training

Charles Dharapak, AP Images

President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, in Brooklyn, N.Y., in October. The White House's new grant initiative could encourage more schools like the Brooklyn institution, where students can graduate with associate degrees in applied science and an inside track to an entry-level job at IBM.
November 20, 2013 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

President Obama announced a $100-million grant competition on Tuesday to encourage educators and executives to come together to let students earn college and industry credentials while still in high school.

Redesigned, tech-focused schools would...

This content is available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers