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Obama visit another boost for touted school

By Melissa B. Taboada and Benjamin Wermund - American-Statesman Staff



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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