Christine Quinn proposes five all-girl tech schools

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

To close the gender gap in New York City science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls.

Quinn unveiled her bold plan to boost female participation in STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - at a Monday press conference in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

She made the STEM school proposal as part of an all-day, five-borough tour marking Women’s Equality Day, highlighting her bid to be the city’s first woman mayor.

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