New Tech Network expands in South Carolina
The New Tech Network has expanded in South Carolina! Six more New Tech schools opened their doors this fall, joining the two that opened in Summerton and Walterboro in 2013-14. Project-based learning and STEM and college-access focused New Tech schools will open in Cayce, Greenville, Lake City, and Myrtle Beach. Brookland-Cayce High School in Cayce (Lexington District 2) will host a New Tech academy as one of several options students can pursue, as will JL Mann in Greenville and Myrtle Beach High School (Horry). Ronald McNair Middle School and Lake City High School in Lake City (Florence District 3) will open as full conversion schools, meaning all students will learn via the New Tech model, as will Carolina High School in Greenville.
These new openings mean that up to 1,365 South Carolina students will be New Tech students in 2014-15. The Riley Institute, KnowledgeWorks, and the New Tech Network will continue to work together to spread this model, which demonstrates strong evidence of improved academic and 21st-century skills acquisition, across the Palmetto State.
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