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How schools bridge the gap between poverty & success

Updated: Aired February 23, 2012

With the poverty rate increasing in some local schools, the need for help is at an all time high.  Reporter Zach Fletcher investigates what it takes to bridge the gap between poverty and success in school.

Part 1 of 2:  Pittsburg school superintendent Destry Brown says state wide budget cuts to many service organizations and schools have hit districts pretty hard.  He says even though the district may be strapped for cash, everybody pitching in helps students still find success.

Watch Part 1

Part 2 of 2:  A high school senior who is trying to break her family's cycle of poverty.

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