“I heard ‘vocational school,’ and in my mind I’m conjuring up a prison setting where they’re doing plumbing and license plates like the typical vo-tech school,” Mr. Jaye recalled. “At first, I didn’t want to take the drive out because I’ve been involved in gifted education my whole life.”Vo-Techs Become High Tech, and Local Districts Complain - NYTimes.com
When he visited, Mr. Jaye learned that New Jersey’s vocational schools have evolved from their woodshop roots into powerhouse math and science magnets that rival the elite schools like Stuyvesant and routinely send graduates to the Ivy League.
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Vo-Techs Become High Tech, and Local Districts Complain - NYTimes.com
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