Amidst the continued turbulence of his second term, President Obama will arrive in Brooklyn today to visit P-TECH, the innovative high school that counts IBM, CUNY and the city as partners. P-TECH was profiled in City Atlas, soon after opening. The President featured the school in his State of the Union Address this year, and his visit shows the continued focus by the administration on the importance of education, and also in specifically transmitting skills that will be part of the future economy to a broader section of the population.
To make the visit possible, part of Prospect Park is closed to the public today to allow the President’s helicopters to land. (Practice took place at the park earlier this week.) Understandably, kids at P-TECH are excited.
More information about P-TECH, including a link to the livestream of today’s event from Brooklyn, scheduled for 3 PM, is at the Citizen IBM site. Today’s speech will also be broadcast on MSNBC.