July 10, 2008
City’s University Prep School Plans Get $600,000 Boost
Pittsburgh Public Schools will get more than $600,000 for three years and possibly as much as $1.25 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to help start a University Prep 6-12 school at the former Milliones School in the Hill District.
The school will open this fall with 150 ninth graders and add more grades over time.The school district will use the money to train teachers in research-based math programs, develop Personal Education Plans for each student, hold workshops with parents and community representatives and hire someone to manage a Parent Resource Room.
Originally published by The Tribune-Review.
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