High-Tech Program To Help High School Students Learn
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A new initiative will bring technology and innovation to more city high schools.
Schools Chancellor Joel Klein announced in SoHo Tuesday the formation of the the NYC21C program to help prepare high schoolers for college and beyond.
It is modeled after the successful one-year-old iSchool in Manhattan, which helps expand the classroom using technology.
The school's database allows students to learn from professors, scientists and business leaders around the world.
"The individual students are having an opportunity to really learn at their level," said Klein. "They're doing tremendous problem solving, so it's really a 21st-century model of education and it's the basis for what we want to move forward on, which is really bringing this kind of effort to all of our schools."
More than 1,500 students applied for just 108 open slots at the iSchool for the coming school year.