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Keeping the Promise: Putting 9th graders on the college path

Are you turned on to PublicSource yet? If not, here's your entry to the local in-depth journalism site with this feature article about the Pittsburgh Promise and the Promise-Readiness Corps.

"The Promise-Readiness Corps is part of the larger Empowering Effective Teachers plan, crafted by the district and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and using a $40 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of the teachers plan is to have more than 80 percent of students meet a 2.5 Grade Point Average and a 90 percent attendance rate required for a Promise scholarship and then complete a college degree."

Read the full story here.
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