Cleveland’s New Tech high schools draw interest from visiting educators

April 15, 2011

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Educators from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky visited Cleveland on Thursday to learn about two innovative high schools.

Nearly 100 superintendents, principals and teachers collected information and visited the district’s New Tech academies, opened in August in sections of East Tech High School and the Garrett Morgan School of Science. Before the tours, the group met at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Centre hotel.

The schools, part of the system’s academic “transformation plan,” are the first Ohio outposts in the national New Tech Network, which grew from the founding of California’s Napa New Technology High School in 1996.