Thursday, April 27, 2017

5-year strategic plan

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post - Expect Great Things!

The 5 year strategic plan has launched. 

http://www.ppsstrategicplan.org/strategic-plan

Among the hilights - creating an office of school transformation, lots of bright pictures and celebration, and a variety of phased initiatives which are linked to the council of great city schools recommendations. Also metrics for tracking progress.

Is this the answer to improvement within the PPS? "

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Westinghouse/Wilkinsburg partnership

Anonymous wrote:

"First semester results are in, and Wilkinsburg students made the honor roll and even high honors..." A different kind of "Renaissance" being built at PPS/Wilkinsburg.

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2017/04/26/The-partnership-of-Wilkinsburg-and-Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-is-working/stories/201704260046 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Remove the teachers' union?

Anonymous wrote:

"I am a teacher and former union REP. Would any teacher be interested in filing a mass class action suit against our own Union and/or signing a petition to get them out, or better yet, back into the classrooms? They are the culprit, the weak, and the circle of traitors. "

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Changes in leadership at Westinghouse

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post:Lack of leadership is disheartening at Westinghouse.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/04/09/Wilkinsburg-Westinghouse-merger-started-with-frenetic-pace-but-has-come-together-over-time/stories/201704070172

Superintendents Hamlet and Iverson are without comment and Bernard Taylor is the third principal in one year assigned to a school lacking in experienced teachers. 

Concerning."

Thursday, March 16, 2017

A+ involvement in school board election

Anonymous wrote:

"From tribune article 

A+ Schools is already trying to influence school board election. Watch out... this is the beginning of their attempt to overthrow the school board. 

http://triblive.com/opinion/letters/12043127-74/focus-on-pps-board-races "

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Disruptive students

Anonymous wrote:

"Nina Esposito just sent out another disgusting "bide my time" email regarding the lack of options when dealing with disruptive students and claiming in the same email that teachers don't want students suspended necessarily. She's right. We want them thrown out. Nina, what's Clayton? Isn't that an option? To her,no. Her option is to send out a survey so she can read the findings three months later when school is over. How many students are enrolled in Clayton, Nina? Is it filled to capacity as it should be? Answer: not even close. Nina, you are weaker than the Student Code of Conduct handbook. "

Friday, March 10, 2017

Four school board seats are contested

Anonymous wrote:

"School Board seats - let the games begin...
I see Cate Reed has a candidate in the race. Alternative fact, the $250 filing fee is a "loan."

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2017/03/10/Pittsburgh-school-board-four-of-five-seats-are-contested/stories/201703080178  "