Why are some PPS schools low-achieving while others excel?

Written by on November 21, 2023

Westinghouse Academy senior Andrea Edwards feels her school is more of a “playground” than a learning environment. 

“It’s like [students] don’t really have that focus,” she said. “I feel like we are more so down there because we don’t have the resources.” 

Andrea Edwards, a student at Westinghouse Academy, stands in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. mural by George Gist and other artists, near the East Busway at Hay Street and South Avenue in Wilkinsburg, in November 2023. (Photo by Benjamin Brady/PublicSource)

Pittsburgh Public Schools [PPS] Westinghouse Academy, which . . .

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