CROWN HEIGHTS - President Barack Obama made a special trip to Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn today, to see for himself the unique program that lets students graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate's degree.

The president talked about giving every young person the kind of opportunities he had that led him to the White House.

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He also talked about the economy and the importance of education. He praised the model that P-Tech offers, because it graduates students with real skills.

P-Tech was praised back in January during Obama's State of the Union address for its ground-breaking curriculum. The president said that it's a model he would like to see in more schools.