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Stopping school-to-prison pipeline focus of new program at Pittsburgh Public Schools

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Public Schools is leading a movement along with community organizations to protect Black children from falling victim to the juvenile detention system.

District leaders will be asking the school board to approve a contract with RMC Research Corporation (RMC), if approved - would study current police data, calls for service arrests and citations.

The push comes after the Black Girls Equity Alliance released a report showing African American students in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County continue to be referred to the juvenile courts at a much higher rate than white children. The report cites that PPS is the largest source of referrals for Black girls in the county.

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