Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mayor's education task force

On another post Anonymous wrote:


"new post

mayor education task force meets tonight and is open to public 4:30 to 7:30. let him know what is going on at u prep, print out u prep thread and show it to him.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/10/20/Pittsburgh-mayor-s-education-task-force-invites-public-to-Tuesday-meeting/stories/201410200168 "

Monday, October 20, 2014

Teen arrested for bomb threats

On another post Anonymous wrote:

"
** new post please**

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/6999379-74/threats-counts-juvenile#axzz3Gj7oToaO

So the PPS student calling in the bomb threats has been arrested and charged. Of course this came from the Tribune as The Post Gazette only prints positive PPS press releases.

Poor terrorist probably had ineffective teachers, lol : )"

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Enrollment statistics October 2014

From the PG, one statistic is that kindergarten enrollment declined by 11.5%.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/10/14/Kindergarten-enrollment-declines-11-5-in-Pittsburgh/stories/201410140045

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Additional incident(s) at U Prep

The PG reports that a 19 year old has been taken into custody.

"Smith was charged by school police with aggravated assault and criminal trespass for an incident at an undisclosed date at University Prep High School in the Hill District."

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/10/11/Pittsburgh-police-searching-for-man-in-connection-with-University-Prep-High-School-incident/stories/201410110186

Perry/ Westinghouse fight

On another post Anonymous wrote:

"Perry High School and Westinghouse Fight!
Last night the two teams fist fought in the middle of the South Stadium field. Pittsburgh Public School Police Officers and Security Officers had to get the situation under control. Many Officers were hit and without them it would had been students severely hurt! No City of Pittsburgh Officers were called or present. The fight was down right ugly! Many parents have it on film. Good Job Pittsburgh Public School Public Safety! Good Job!"

Friday, October 10, 2014

PPS to spend $8 million to improve learning environment

From the PG:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/10/07/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-to-spend-8M-to-improve-learning-climate/stories/201410070227

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New academy at Holy Family

This looks like a good model for a magnet for PPS- it is impressive, and most likely was developed with few or any consultant dollars or huge grants, despite a fair amount of coordination and individualized programming:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2014/10/09/Holy-Family-Academy-Emsworth-emphasizes-dignity-of-all-work/stories/201410090030