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Pittsburgh Public Schools details 'action steps' to reduce racial disparities

Pittsburgh Public Schools on Wednesday unveiled a new plan as the district seeks to reduce racial disparities and elevate the achievement levels of African American students.

The 97-page plan, called “On Track to Equity: Integrating Equity Throughout PPS,” details 27 action steps the school district is taking to achieve equity for all students.

“Recognizing that all students are deserving of a quality, culturally relevant public education, this plan represents the next milestone in our efforts to improve outcomes for all students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools,” superintendent Anthony Hamlet said in a statement. 

The seven focus areas of the plan are board support, instructional support, equity in discipline, reducing the achievement gap, equity in special education and special program access, monitoring, and administrative support. 

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