An innovative program initiated by the Union-Endicott School District is receiving some special recognition.

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The recently-launched Tiger Ventures initiative is based at the former Linnaeus West school campus in West Corners.

The program operates as a high school fully integrated with a venture incubator. It provides internships for students during the school day. It also offers professional development opportunities for teachers and staff.

The Binghamton University SUNY Business and Education Cooperative of the Southern Tier is hosting an event at the site on Thursday. Participants will tour the facility to learn more about innovation in K-12 education.

Broome County school administrators will discuss some of the new programs they are developing.

Union-Endicott Superintendent Suzanne McLeod will talk about the impact Tiger Ventures has had on students and on the community. Al Buyck, district superintendent of Broome-Tioga BOCES will discuss the New Visions program. Superintendents from Binghamton and Windsor will provide details about special projects being pursued in their districts.

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