Preparing Students for College and Career: Let's Make a High School Diploma Mean Something

After watching the State of the Union Address, I applaud President Obama's call for relevant STEM-focused education. Every student deserves the opportunity to earn a high school diploma that has prepared them to succeed in jobs or college. The president's call for action aligns with the work taking place in more than 100 New Tech Network schools around the country. We share the belief that we need to redesign America's high schools. We have learned that effective education is about more than technology in classrooms. Teachers need training to engage students and cultivate a love of deeper learning in ways that connect them to their communities and empower them to become something else our president talked about -- responsible citizens.

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