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.READ MORE: NYPD Releases Video Of Vandalism Suspect After Crucifix Toppled, Flag Burned At Brooklyn Church
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.