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Interview with Clarence
Clarence Branch, a junior at CAPA 6-12 talks about his rap in support of TeenBloc's Student Bill of Rights.

Putting our students in the spotlight

Next Tuesday is a big day for our TeenBloc students and A+ Schools. We’ll be hosting a community conversation about critical issues facing our public high schools. Our students have been the driving force of our research this year as they have been advocating for a Student Bill of Rights.

With help from our partner MGR Youth Empowerment, our students produced a rap and video about the Bill of Rights to educate their peers about it as they went to schools to get it ratified this past fall. Take a listen.

I wanted to know more about it, so I interviewed Clarence Branch, the talented CAPA Junior who wrote the song to tell me what he was trying to convey with his verse.


If you can, please join us on Tuesday, April 29 from 5:30 to 8 pm at the Children’s Museum in the Northside. A light dinner and childcare for the little ones will be provided. RSVP here.

Carey Harris, Executive Director, A+ Schools Ron Cowell kicking off his presentation to community partners. The Grandview "Be There" team after welcoming students into the building Friday, April 25. Kirk Holbrook of A+ Schools firing up Grandview students to finish the school year strong. Parents from Pittsburgh Faison advocate for 5 teachers for 5 classes of Kindergarten and First Grade at the Board last night. Students and the author pose in front of ballots in support of the Student Bill of Rights.