LaQuanda Jackson

(A Philadelphia Police cruiser sits outside Gratz High School on September 20th following a shooting in the Broad Street subway that was initially believed to involve Gratz students.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 3: Getting Tough on Violence

There is a new atmosphere at one Philadelphia high school where, students say, violence used to be commonplace.


Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School principal LaQuanda Jackson talks with reporters about Gratz's removal from the "persistently dangerous" list.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia’s List of ‘Persistently Dangerous’ Schools Gets Pared Down

Now there are just six Philadelphia schools deemed “persistently dangerous” under state criteria.