Manor’s New Tech High School has bucked national trends by sending virtually all of its predominantly low-income, minority students to college — a feat that has thrust it into the spotlight.
President Barack Obama’s visit to the campus Thursday is the biggest splash yet for a 6-year-old school that has become a flagship for project-based learning — using hands-on collaborative projects to teach core subjects. The approach is marked by heavy use of technology.
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How New Tech stacks up
/Manor New Tech High School / Manor school district / state
Students / 333 / 7,685 / 5 million
Low income / 52% / 81% / 60%
Annual dropout rate / 0.6% / 1.9% / 2.4%
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct the name of Educate Texas.