Friday, November 27, 2015

The state of career and technical education at PPS

Anonymous wrote:


Johnson Martin is correct. PPS erred when it eliminated numerous career technical education programs. All students do not want to go to college, especially with the cost of tuition today. Pittsburgh Promise money or not, college is expensive. Plus, you get a degree and can't find a job. We need more "hands on" courses - maybe then we can keep more students interested and vested in attending school. Why not use one of our many buildings and house all the "technical" programs under one roof instead of one here and one there. "

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Salary increase for Superintendent

Anonymous wrote:


Linda Lane gets a $10,000 raise for her last 6 months! This bumps up her pension also. It must be nice.... Does the state of the District really warrant this?"

Monday, November 23, 2015

Public Hearing Show Air Dates- October 2015 Public Hearing

Comcast Ch 21, Verizon Ch 47:

"The Public Hearing Show  October PPS public hearings"

Monday 11/23/2015, 11:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Tuesday 11/24/2015, 6:00 AM, Channel PCTV

Wednesday 11/25/2015, 4:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Friday 11/27/2015, 6:00 AM, Channel PCTV

Tuesday 12/1/2015, 7:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Wednesday 12/2/2015, 4:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Thursday 12/3/2015, 10:00 AM, Channel PCTV

Friday 12/4/2015, 3:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Saturday 12/5/2015, 9:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Monday 12/7/2015, 7:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Public Hearing Show Air Dates- September 2015 Public Hearing

PCTV (Channel 21 or 47)- Broadcast of the PPS Public Hearing for September 2015:

"The Public Hearing Show  PPS public hearings Sept"

Tuesday 11/10/2015, 6:30 AM, Channel PCTV

Tuesday 11/10/2015, 6:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Wednesday 11/11/2015, 3:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Thursday 11/12/2015, 6:30 AM, Channel PCTV

Monday 11/16/2015, 6:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Tuesday 11/17/2015, 12:00 AM, Channel PCTV

Wednesday 11/18/2015, 6:30 PM, Channel PCTV

Saturday 11/21/2015, 9:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Tuesday 11/24/2015, 1:00 AM, Channel PCTV

Monday, November 9, 2015

North Side/ Bus Issues

From the PG:

Incredible.  The lack of consideration for students and families, the lack of competence, the decision making in the first place... all the way back to failure to locate city wide programs at central locations whenever possible (Schenley again).

Teachers Matter Week

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post

From PPS website:

"PPS is celebrating Teachers Matter Week from November 9-14, 2015! This is a week we can all celebrate the valuable contributions PPS teachers make to students and the broader Pittsburgh community. If you’d like to get involved by recognizing a PPS teacher, you can write a personal note by November 2 and it will be delivered during Teachers Matter Week."

November 2nd is gone, but maybe there can be a thread on the Pure blog for the week."

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cost of Superintendent Search

Anonymous wrote:


Why are we paying $100,000 for a "national" search for a new superintendent when we know that Donna Micheaux will be the new superintendent? She is already at Bellefield.

This reminds me of the time when Allderdice needed a new principal and a "national" search was supposedly conducted. The "national" search found Robert Scherrer nearby at Woodland Hills School District! Save our $100,000 and stop the smoke and mirrors. "