(May 25, 2017) (notice the date)
A pretty good look on the Poughkeepsie P-TECH School a little over a year before the article came about that they aren't accepting any new students.
"The Poughkeepsie City School District has the highest local rate of economically disadvantaged students at 75 percent. "
"At the state level, New York's P-TECH program is a "public-private partnership" aiming to prepare thousands of students for high-skills jobs in technology, manufacturing, health care and finance, according to the state Education Department. As of 2016, there were 33 New York-based P-TECH partnerships getting state grants.
Poughkeepsie is the only Dutchess County district that receives such funding -- the district was awarded a seven-year, $2.8 million state P-TECH grant in 2014. It will last through 2021."
What does this grant pay for? "support staff and extended learning time salaries, costs incurred by the college and the business partners, as well as professional development and field trip expenses to support our teachers and scholars with expanding their knowledge of specific opportunities within this program"