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Getting Smart Podcast | Dropout Prevention: Community, Support and Guidance

In her new Getting Smart podcast, Laurel Barrette, director of dropout prevention and high school initiatives at K12 Inc., discusses National Dropout Prevention month and how the community can get involved. Speaking about her own dropout story, Laurel gives advice on how to support students during this time and how K12 is involved in dropout […]

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Mayor Cuts Ribbon On Hill District Charter School

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Mayor Bill Peduto visited with student Marlene Burton minutes after they cut the ribbon Friday on the Hill House Passport Academy Charter School.   “The teacher’s connect with you on a personal level,” said HHPACS student Marlene Burton. “They make you feel like you are not the only one. People are going […]

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Hill House Passport Academy Charter Paves Way for High School Dropouts

By Renee P. Aldrich, New Pittsburgh Courier In any given school year, an upwards of close to 800 students per year drop out of the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  The reasons for these drop outs vary, it is not all about being delinquent or discipline problems, pregnancy, and or lack of intellectual ability.  The reasons are […]