NYC Plans to Open High School for Software Engineering

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

New York City plans to open 54 new schools serving 21,000 students, including an academy of software engineering for grades nine through 12, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

The institutions, which will open in September, will bring to 589 the number of schools the Bloomberg administration has created since 2002, the mayor’s office said in a news release. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and the mayor cited parent surveys and test scores to assert that new schools perform better than those that they replace.

“New schools have changed thousands of lives in New York City for the better, helping more students graduate and prepare for college and careers,” Walcott said in a statement before a news conference at Washington Irving High School near Manhattan’s Union Square.

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