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On the Mark: Cromwell-Wright embraces industrial arts for students


September 6, 2019

Ann Markusen

Superintendent/principal Nathan Libbon, far right, takes a turn at the microphone at the ribbon cutting for the new Cromwell-Wright industrial arts building.

It used to be called just "shop" or, in the '90s, at least in my son's school, "tech." But now, K-12 educators are according industrial arts its prominence as an academic subject, preparing teens for good-paying, skilled industrial jobs. This past Friday, Cromwell-Wright High School christened its new industrial arts building with a ribbon cutting by school board members and a tour by superintendent and principal Nathan Libbon.

It's been quite a journey. Some years back, voters in our area turned down a bond issue that would have provided funds for a grander expansion that would have happe...

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