President Obama is coming to Brooklyn on Friday

The president plans to visit Crown Heights’ P-Tech high school, which he’s lauded as an educational model, at the end of the week

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Big news, folks: Our very own president is landing in Brooklyn this Friday. Barack Obama plans to visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School (a.k.a. P-Tech) in Crown Heights at the end of the week. He dropped the two-year-old school's name in a couple of speeches, mentioning it as part of his administration's push to expand New York's tech industry, and namechecking it as a great example of a vocational high school.


P-Tech is a six-year technical school with a computer-science focus that covers grades 9 through 14. After completing a traditional high-school curriculum, students go on to do an additional two years of college-level coursework, and graduate with a dual high-school diploma and associate's degree.


The prez is supposedly just stopping by to say what's up and meet some students, but we can always hope they'll build a robot together. One thing is for sure, though: Traffic is gonna be effed up.


UPDATE: Gothamist reports that Prospect Park (yes, the whole thing) will be closed from noon through 6pm on Friday to accomodate President Obama's arrival. Check out awesome photos of Marine helicopters practicing landing in the Kings County park via Park Slope Stoop, and go to the Prospect Park Alliance website for its official statement.


(h/t Brokelyn)



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