BOSTON (CBS/AP) – President Barack Obama will visit a public school that emphasizes technology during his stop in Boston next Tuesday.
The White House says Obama will visit a classroom and speak with students and faculty at TechBoston Academy in Dorchester.
The school was started in 2002 with a grant from a foundation headed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda.
Known as a pilot school, it serves students in grades 6-12.
According to its web site, the school has an 85 percent graduation rate and 93 percent of graduates go to college — both figures exceeding local and state averages.
Melinda Gates is scheduled to accompany the president to the school.
The White House says the visit builds on Obama’s call for investment in innovative education approaches.
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