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Conversations in the Allderdice cafeteria led to the creation of Future Kings

“Terrell explained ‘Future King’ to me one day in the school cafeteria, and it stuck.”

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High school parents, check out this PublicSource report on changes to the college admissions process

How does the elimination of ‘affirmative action’. impact college admissions? PublicSource explores.

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Daycares in the Pittsburgh area struggle as insurance companies drop coverage

Daycares in Pittsburgh face a new challenge: Details here.

PPS has more staff and fewer students: Is it helping — and is it sustainable?

PublicSource looks at spending versus student outcomes at PPS. Check out their report.

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‘What about Black history bothers you?’ Allderdice students value AP African American Studies course criticized in other states

AP African American Studies students at Allderdice share their thoughts.


Honest talk from Pittsburgh teens: Hear the season finale of ‘From the Source’ right here

“Through their stories, we’ve gained a deeper understanding of the inner emotional life of teens and the potential they have,” says PublicSource’s Jourdan Hicks.

From the Source: How news and technology are influencing young minds

Photo above courtesy of PublicSource At the Saturday Light Brigade Radio’s Youth Media Center on Pittsburgh’s Northside, teen journalists recently gathered to attend a workshop to explore news access, reliability, […]

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A new law changes high school graduation requirements in PA. How will it impact students?

PA graduation requirements have changed. How does it impact teens?

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From the Source: The teen founder of Kin of Duncan shares her journey of doubts and triumph

Kin of Duncan founder Jazmiere Bates talks entrepreneurship, dyslexia, mentorship and more.

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A new Gwen’s Girls initiative aims to reduce juvenile justice referrals in Allegheny County

Learn more about efforts by Gwen’s Girls to counter the extreme racial disparities in juvenile justice referrals and overcriminalization of Black youth in Allegheny County.

From the Source

From the Source: This McKeesport teen wants to talk about gun violence. Change can happen, she says, if adults will listen.

Hear more about Brandi’s experiences — and her ideas for tackling this problem in our region — in this episode of “From the Source.”

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Lock the phone in a pouch? Students, staff debate one school’s bid to curb distractions

What do you think of this solution to the problem of phones at school?

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PublicSource: This Pittsburgh preteen is proud of her police officer dad, and has ideas for better policing

Listen to “From the Source” podcast episode 7 right here.


PublicSource: Want to help with climate change? These Pittsburgh teens have suggestions.

Check out the latest episode of Public Source’s podcast, “From the Source.”

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What’s it like to be a teenage immigrant in Pittsburgh? Check out episode 5 of ‘From the Source’

‘From the Source’ talks with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School senior Sam Alawadhi.

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When teens and social media collide, what happens to mental health? Find out on this episode of ‘From the Source’

How does social media impact Pittsburgh teens?

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What local teens really think about mental health: Hear ‘From the Source’ episode 2 right here

The latest episode of “From the Source” takes on school anxiety and many more teen mental health issues.

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Pittsburgh teens speak out: Catch episode 1 of PublicSource’s new podcast season

 “I really did my research on not only problems, but also solutions … I’m very passionate about this.”

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Calling all teens: PublicSource wants to hear and amplify your voice

PublicSource is seeking teens to speak on the new season of their podcast From the Source.

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‘All it takes is courage’: 5 Pittsburgh seniors share aspirations after navigating high school in the pandemic

Check out this PublicSource story about students looking beyond high school in the pandemic.