Atlanta’s school cheating scandal hit Pittsburgh students hard. Then came the hardest part: fixing the schools.

Fourth grade teacher Thaddeus Dawsey helps Jeremiah Jones (second from left) through an exercise at Gideons Elementary School. (Photo: Max Blau)
First grade teacher Malcolm Davis teaches his students basic math skills. (Photo: Max Blau)
Danielle Washington, the principal for Kindezi at Gideons, stands outside the school. (Photo: Max Blau)

Forrest Hill Academy. (Photo: Chandra Harper-Gallashaw)
A rendering of the renovated Gideons Elementary School, which is set to open this fall. (Credit: APS)
Kindergarten student Hailey Hubbard cuts out shapes during class. (Photo: Max Blau)
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