Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sci-Tech Magnet School Tries New Approach

The NBA draft is taking place today... and it's serving as an unlikely source of inspiration for the Pittsburgh Public School District. The system used to determine which NBA team gets the first draft pick is a weighted lottery--similar to the system used to determine which students will get to attend Pittsburgh's new Science and Technology Academy this fall. It's a unique way for magnet schools to select their students... and it's not the only innovation students and parents will notice at the school. DUQ's Katherine Fink has more.
*Since this story was produced Daniel Lentz has resigned as Principal of the new school to become principal of the Fox Chapel Area High School.

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