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New Tech High On Schedule

Building Remodeling, Teacher Training Under Way

Posted: February 24, 2013 at 5:08 a.m.

Recruitment is ending and plans are progressing for Rogers New Technology High School, a charter school option within the Rogers School District.

At A Glance

Around The State

There are 10 New Tech Network-affiliated schools in Arkansas; eight opened last year. The schools are:

• Arkadelphia High School

• Cross County High School in Cherry Valley

• Dumas New Tech High School

• El Dorado High School

• Highland High School in Hardy

• Hope Academy of Science and Technology

• Lincoln High School New Tech

• Marked Tree High School

• Riverview High School in Searcy

• Van Buren High School

Source: www.newtechnetwork.org/newtech_schools

What Is It?

Project-Based Learning

New Tech Network-affiliated schools are built on the idea of using projects in learning. Projects are required to relate to real-world situations and to develop new skills, according to a New Tech rubric. Getting students to do their own research, evaluate their own skills and collect feedback from peers and teachers on their work are also goals within the program.

Source: www.newtechnetwork.org

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