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Case Study: Pittsburgh Public Schools Transforms AP® Culture and Boosts Qualifying Scores

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Public Schools

“Expect great things” is the key message of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ strategic mission, and that’s exactly what the PPS administrators and educators are doing as they strive to transform the district into a studentcentered culture built on continuous improvement. Pittsburgh Public Schools partnered with the National Math and Science Initiative to implement the College Readiness Program from 2013 to 2018 to help with this transformation.

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Quick Facts

Kashif Henderson, K-12 Gifted and Talented Coordinator
Second largest school district in Pennsylvania
Approximately 22,000 students
53% of students are Black or African-American 

NMSI Partnership Years
College Readiness Program: 2013-2018
Professional Development: 2013-2021