Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chief of Police

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post Please

How is the new Chief of Police doing in his new position? "

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Former teachers/ administrators on school board

Anonymous wrote:

"new post:

Andy Sheehan - "Some concerned union too involved in PPS as crucial decisions looming."
Former teachers and administrators now account for 4 0f 9 Board positions and 2 new people are running unopposed. (One's spouse is a teacher) Esther Bush states that this new mix might favor teachers' concerns over students'.

I welcome a new mix because the "old" mix certainly hasn't asserted itself against Lane, Gates, Broad, etc and all the initiatives that haven't worked. Teachers are the ones in the trenches and know best what the students need. Esther Bush should welcome change if she is concerned about the students and what they need. PPS needs a major make-over because the ship is sinking fast. A school board needs to be actively involved in district issues and initiatives and not just rubber stamp everything the Superintendent and Co. pass on to them. What are the powers that be afraid of really? "

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Familiar story

Been meaning to post this for a while... "Getting Schooled," review of The Prize/ Who's in Charge of America's Schools?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Proposed Westiinghouse/ Wilkinsburg merger

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post 

I just listened to the presentation of the pps/wilkinsburg working group report from the agenda review meeting. is it just me or is this being handled with tremendous care and thought? perhaps the involvement of PDE was useful. I do wonder about the 7 CTE programs at Westinghouse, in particular HVAC, Carpentry and Culinary Arts, each of which create a definite career path. The Pittsburgh Promise provides stories of success by focusing on students who took full advantage the scholarship, but where do we go to hear about kids who capitalized on CTE offerings, especially those that are vocational based? "