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City Says Engineering High School Will Have 420 to 460 Students by 2015

Washington Irving High School (wikipedia.org)

Mayor Mike Bloomberg is serious about New York City becoming a tech hub, guys. The new software academy for high school students—”The Academy of Software Engineering”—announced today as part of a 100 Schools In Two Years plan will open in September in the Washington Irving Building in Union Square, co-located with some other specialty schools under the plan. The software academy will start with a ninth grade class in 2012-2013, ninth and tenth in 2013-2014, and so on. The school will have about 420 to 460 students by the 2015-2016 school year, when all four grade levels are enrolled for the first time, said Frank Thomas, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Education. Read More