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Academy for Software Engineering Hosts Girls Who Code

Categories: CTE Month, Info Tech, News
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At a recent meeting for young women at the Academy for Software Engineering, students from schools like Brooklyn Technical High School, Staten Island Technical High School, St. Jean Baptiste High School and Rutgers University discussed opportunities and challenges for women in information technology fields. The event was organized by Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that works “to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.” This video report was produced by Karla Reyes of the World Journalism Preparatory School:

Katina Paron of WOMENSENEW.ORG wrote about the meeting:
‘Girls Who Code’ Talk About the Inspiration

NY Daily News Covers CTE Resurgence

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130402nydnA story by Ben Chapman on page 32 of today’s New York Daily News describes the expansion of technical education schools in the last decade. The home page teaser reads:

Minds, money behind social media leading the technical school revolution in New York

Blue-collar jobs after technical education are becoming history as new academies and programs focus on computer programming, robotics and higher education.

I don’t think non-computer jobs are becoming history, but it’s nice to get mainstream coverage of some of the good that’s going on in CTE schools. Link it, tweet it and email this story to all the people you know who are interested in practical education in New York.