Harlem’s Global Tech Prep – poster child for tech in NYC schools

A lengthy profile in Gotham Gazette details innovative implementation of technology in one of the city’s schools. Students at Global Technology Preparatory all get school issued Dell laptops, have flexible hours, online classes with remote teachers, stimulating and multilingual courseware.

The program is one of ten pilot schools in the Innovation Zone, or iZone initiative, a partnership between the City and corporate sponsors. The program will be expanded to 81 public schools in the 2010-2011 school year