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


Student shot and killed on the way to school

Updated PG coverage; looks like they are not allowing comments on this article:

http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2014/10/08/Man-fatally-shot-in-Hill-District-Pittsburgh/stories/201410080153

Monday, October 6, 2014

Grant to investigate school safety and suspensions

On another post Anonymous wrote:

"New Post Please
As if we don't have enough already. Now the government is involved. 3 Million to look into school safety, suspensions... This in todays Post Gazette.

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2014/10/06/Pittsburgh-Public-Schools-to-announce-3-million-research-grant/stories/201410060172