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Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH)

Our vision for our P-TECH graduates is that they have the academic and professional skills required to either continue their education in a four-year postsecondary institution or secure employment into entry-level careers in one of our two pathways.

Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Develop Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Education, STEM, TBD

Level 2: Education, Education, C2C: 8th Grade Math, C2C: Post-Secondary, C2C: Workforce Participation, Higher-Education

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Rochester Public Schools

Known/Likely Collaborators: IBM Volunteers (Previously Known as On Demand Community) ; Mayo Clinic ; Rochester Public Schools

Potential Collaborators:


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Detailed Description

 

Per Cathy Nathan 2020-09-22

Per MedCityBeat 2020-03-05

 

Rochester Public Schools will be the first school district in the state to launch a collaborative educational model that allows students to earn a two-year postsecondary degree or industry credential before the time they leave high school.

In a news release sent out Wednesday, the district announced it received a $1 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Education to fund the design and opening of the first Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) program in Minnesota. The P-TECH model gives students high school and college-level coursework, in addition to mentorship, worksite visits, and paid internships.

“P-TECH 535 is just one more way that we are working to meet the needs of our students in Rochester Public Schools,” said RPS Superintendent Michael Muñoz. “Our vision for our P-TECH graduates is that they have the academic and professional skills required to either continue their education in a four-year postsecondary institution or secure employment into entry-level careers in one of our two pathways.”

Computer Information Systems and Licensed Practical Nursing will be the two pathways initially offered in Rochester. IBM and Mayo Clinic have already signed on as community partners; the district says they are still looking for more partners to join them.

The program runs from grades 9-14, but allows students to move at their own pace. If a student wants to move ahead in the program, they can finish with an associate’s degree in as little as four years.

Carla Nelson, a Republican state senator for Rochester, sponsored a bill in 2019 that would have authorized state funds to create P-TECH schools across the state. The bill had bipartisan support, but never made it out of committee.

In a 2019 article about the bill, Med City Beat interviewed Sen. Nelson about the program. She said the P-TECH program would address Minnesota’s “workforce crisis,” plus help ease the financial burden on Minnesota’s college students taking out hefty student loans.

“It is a model that breaks down those barriers between high school and post-high school training — something we have often tried to do and talked about, but haven’t been so successful at,” Sen. Nelson said.

There will not be a separate P-TECH building operated by the district — they say the program will follow the “school within a school” model, but the specific school has not been chosen yet. The program is expected to be up and and running by fall 2021.

 

 

 

 


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Education, STEM, TBD  

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In the last month we have seen an influx of challenges and barriers affecting our API communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges we are hearing from our communities is the closure of schools and the implementation of distance learning.

 As of this current school year, Asian American students make up 6.9% of students enrolled in Minnesota. In the last month, we have heard that language access, technology challenges, and financial burdens have presented barriers not only for students to be successful in the classroom, but also for parents who wish to be involved in their children’s education. This has led our communities to face unique barriers to full and equal participation in learning and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 In response to this issue, the Council has created a community survey to identify ongoing barriers experienced by API families during distance learning. The purpose of this survey is to collect data collect to inform the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on areas for improvement and best practices with API students during the distance learning period.

 With this in mind, we ask for your participation in helping us to widely distribute this survey to community members to ensure that their voices are heard by MDE officials. The survey will be open for community response between Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 8th. 

 During this time of COVID-19, we understand that many organizations have limited capacity, and greatly appreciate any support you can provide in getting this survey out to families.  Our simple ask to you is your help in sending out the survey to community members using email and social media. If you can make this small commitment, please confirm by responding to this email. Once we receive your confirmation we will follow-up with language templates and guidance to send out the surveys. Thank you all and we all wish your loved ones well.

 Please if you have any questions you can contact me, or our Research Assistant Daniel Yang, at daniel.y.yang@state.mn.us.

 Sincerely,

 Anjuli Cameron 

 Anjuli Mishra Cameron, M.S. | Research Director

Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans | 658 Cedar Street, Suite 160 | St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

(651) 757-1742 |  (507) 649-1157 | anjuli.cameron@state.mn.us |mn.gov/capm

 

 

 

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Last modified by support on 2020/09/22
Created by support on 2020/03/05

 

 

 

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