Scott Bess, head of Purdue Polytechnic High School, joined Clair Fiddian-Greene, chief executive officer of the Fairbanks Foundation, on Inside INdiana Business to discuss the organization’s recent $1.25 million contribution to the school.
The new high school’s curriculum will be organized around design challenges and hands-on projects. “The students don't go to math to science to social studies to English. Rather, everything comes from the projects and challenges and all the academic work comes out of that,” said Bess.
The grant provided by the Fairbanks Foundation will go toward teacher training and professional development, Fiddian-Green said.