NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – President Obama shined the national spotlight on an innovative high school in Brooklyn during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.
“Now at schools like P-TECH in Brooklyn, a collaboration between New York public schools and City University of New York and IBM, students will graduate with a high school diploma and an Associates degree in computers or engineering,” Obama said during the State of the Union.
The school’s founding principal Rashid Davis said he was at home preparing for a presentation when his phone rang Tuesday night.
“I was like, ‘are you serious that the president actually gave a shout out to our school?'” Davis told WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell.