Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CAPA auditions and admissions

From the PG:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/12/11/capa-pittsburgh-public-schools-audition-creative-performing-arts/stories/201712110155

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Where's the strike?

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post: PICKET THE UNION. Where's the strike? The union leaders are behind the deliberate delay. I guarantee you that Nina Esposito will say she can't strike because teachers need money for Christmas; after Christmas, she will say everyone's broke, so teachers can't strike then; in March, she will say that PSSA preparation and PSSA testing is no time to strike because it will hurt the STAR BONUSES for teachers. After the PSSA tests, she will say that it's the end of the year and teachers need money for the summer. Follow the pattern. She will never strike until she can retire first. Again, I am calling for the picketing outside of the UNION. They are the circle of traitors. Yes, I am calling for the picketing of own union. If you love money, don't care about other teachers, have no self- respect, and are so gullible to believe that you have a career, stay in this so- called district. You fit perfectly."

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Are victims required to participate in restorative justice?

Anonymous wrote:

"I actually want to start a new post but I don't know how.

My child was assaulted by another student. I don't want my child participating in a restorative justice process. I just want my child separated from this other child and for the school rules to be enforced. What are the parents' rights in regards to their child's nonparticipation in a restorative justice process? "

Monday, November 27, 2017

Resignations due to student behavior

Anonymous wrote:

"I know I am changing the subject, but did anyone see the teacher resignations in Harrisburg? I am thinking Pittsburgh will soon have teachers walking out. These buildings are crazy!!"

Monday, November 20, 2017

Contract negotiations/ schedules

Anonymous wrote:

"new thread please-- Contract negotiations as reported on the news...
Teachers are NOT trying to set their own schedules- which sounds like, hey I think I'll come in at 10 am. Teachers are trying to teach the classes they have taught for years ( ie 30 years in Kindergarten, but a spiteful principal could at various times placed that teacher in 5th grade-- doesnt benefit students!) Or when possible -when PD and preps are-- there are reasons for these things-- it isnt a whim! Union step up and clarify! "

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Passing a budget with contract undecided

Anonymous wrote:

"Pardon my ignorance. How can the district pass a budget with a contract undecided? I am an education/political outsider so maybe this is how it is done and I never paid attention before. "

Saturday, October 28, 2017

PA Dpt of Ed School Reports- PG article and link to individual school reports

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post: Tucked away in section B-3 of today's Post Gazette, the Education Department releases the SCHOOL REPORT.
The Allegheny Intermediate Unit and Pittsburgh Public Schools who have histrically commented on such data ___ couldn't be reached for comment.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/10/27/With-little-fanfare-state-education-department-releases-school-report-cards/stories/201710270185 "