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Author Monique W. Morris to speak at August Wilson Center

Join A+ Schools and presenting sponsor Education Law Center for a conversation with Monique W. Mdorris, author and co-founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute. This events takes place WedAugust Wilson Center for African American Culture – 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 – View Map

Monique will be discussing her new book   (The New Press). The first 100 people in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of the book (must be in attendance to receive it).

Pushout is a groundbreaking look at the lives of African American girls by the writer whose previous book was featured on MSNBC, the Brian Lehrer Show, and in Essence magazine.

For four years Monique W. Morris, author of Black Stats, chronicled the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged—by teachers, administrators, and the justice system—and degraded by the very institutions charged with helping them flourish. Morris shows how, despite obstacles, stigmas, stereotypes, and despair, black girls still find ways to breathe remarkable dignity into their lives in classrooms, juvenile facilities, and beyond.

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Celebrate Student Creativity

RSVP to help us select the cover of our 2015 Report to the Community. Did you know four of the nine school board members are running in the primary election that’s taking place on May 19th? Since there are four school board seats up, I thought I’d let you know about four things you can… Continue Reading

Students with Walking Routes to School Deemed Hazardous Get Buses

Good News! Walking Routes to School Deemed Hazardous, Students Get Buses Parents coordinate effort to provide students a safe way to school. Elliott and Crafton Students No Longer Have to Walk a Dangerous Path Students and parents at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 have something to celebrate today.  After months of meetings, gathering information from parents, and… Continue Reading

School Works 2013 Briefings and Call to Action

Before you get on that soap box…here’s your chance to get informed and get active. It happens. You’re at a party, cookout or at the park this summer, and someone, maybe you, gets on their soap box about our schools. What are you going to say? What information are you going to cite to make… Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed to Interview Public School Principals

Volunteer with us! A+ Schools needs 200 volunteers this January and February to interview 50 Pittsburgh public school principals. It’s all part of our ongoing School Works program, mobilizing volunteers like you to collect information on the inner workings of our schools. Help us find out what principals believe they need to ensure student success.… Continue Reading