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How Pittsburgh Students Have Fared Since The Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Over the past decade, the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal devastated Pittsburgh. The community’s schools were at the epicenter, so much so that one will be the focus of a forthcoming Hollywood movie. For a proud South Atlanta community once home to one of the city’s best schools for black children, the memory of teachers marched out of school by police still stings. So much so that when a group of residents this past winter were asked to identify the topic they would like to see covered about their neighborhood, they asked for a story about how Pittsburgh children were faring at school four years after the trials.

As part of the Pittsburgh Journalist Project, three citizen journalists tackled the story of the recovery efforts as part of the program to broaden and diversify news coverage of their community.