P-TECH grants attract 15 would-be bidders

Fifteen would-be bidders are interested in pursuing an Idaho early college high school — a partnership that would allow a graduate to receive an associate’s degree while in high school.

Friday was the deadline for bidders to submit a letter of intent to the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, which is providing $5 million for early college high schools, a collaboration that includes university and industry partners.

No additional information was available Monday on the letters of intent.

The next deadline is April 5. That’s when grant applications are due.

Rashid Davis
Rashid Davis

For more about P-TECH, here is a guest opinion from Rashid Davis, principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn. Davis was in Boise last month to discuss the P-TECH model with potential bidders.

 Disclosure: Idaho Education News is funded by a grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

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