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D.C. Public Schools is seeing enough growth in enrollment to invest in new teachers and electives — and also create two new STEM-focused academies.
On Monday, Chancellor Kaya Henderson kicked off the new school year with a visit of H.D. Woodson High School, the Washington Post reports.
She announced that the STEM school, which is located in Burrville in the Northeast, will begin offering two new career academies to students in the 2016-2017 school year. The programs will include coursework, but also internships and mentorships, in information technology and engineering.
“Engineering and information technology are two of the highest-wage and highest-demand career fields in the District and we have a responsibility to give our students both their best chance and the best education we can provide,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a press release Monday.
DCPL is also opening three new elementary schools and one middle school.
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