Pittsburgh's performing arts high school is in the mix for a commencement speech this spring by Obama. From Eleanor Chute:
Pittsburgh CAPA is among six finalists nationwide vying to have President Barack Obama speak at their commencement.
The White House today announced the finalists in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge for public high schools. The six were selected from hundreds of applications based on their "creativity in engaging and supporting students, academic results, and progress in preparing students to graduate college and be career ready," according to the news release.
CAPA is the city district's school for the creative and performing arts.
In the next part of the competition, the schools will each produce a video which will be used for online voting.
The other finalists are high schools in Bridgeport, Wash.; Goldsboro, N.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; Newark, N.J.; and San Diego.