Monday, March 30, 2015

East End board representative election

Anonymous wrote:

"Lynda Wren is running for school board in District 4 on the platform that she has seen what has worked and what hasn't as a school volunteer. http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/03/30/East-End-has-first-contested-Pittsburgh-school-board-race-in-decades/stories/201503300001 

Let us ask the tough questions. 
"

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Technology education/ voc ed classes

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post Please, 

This is in Saturday's Post.http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/03/28/Elizabeth-Forward-student-creates-canoe-in-high-school-s/stories/201503280031 

Technology education classes were gutted from PPS some time ago. How many wood or metal shops still exist? How many Tech Ed classes are on any school's master schedule? California University of Pennsylvania used to be among the top five colleges in the country for tech ed majors. A school in our back yard that PPS could collaborate with. Oh, PPS has kept up with technology. iPads, laptops, smartboards... 
When was the last time our kids got their hands really dirty."

Monday, March 23, 2015

10 year old student facing criminal charges

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post Please. 

The thread on Administrators is too long and has gone off topic to discipline. Some of the later comments were on desks and punches thrown. Here is from channel 11 news today. A fifth grader with assault and other charges. I told ya it happens. Not every day, but it does happen. 

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/mother-says-school-security-guard-slapped-her-10-y/nkc3F/ 
"

Sunday, March 22, 2015

PPS Public Hearing February 2015 air dates

The February 2015 Pittsburgh Public Schools Public Hearing can be viewed on PCTV Channel 21 (Comcast) and Channel 47 (Verizon) on the following days/times:


Monday 3/23/2015, 6:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Tuesday 3/24/2015, 3:30 AM, Channel PCTV

Wednesday 3/25/2015, 8:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Monday 3/30/2015, 6:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Tuesday 3/31/2015, 6:00 AM, Channel PCTV

Wednesday 4/1/2015, 4:00 PM, Channel PCTV

Thursday 4/2/2015, 10:00 AM, Channel PCTV

Friday 4/3/2015, 5:00 PM, Channel PCTV


After the show has been aired it will also be available on YouTube:


Sign up by noon tomorrow (412 529-3868) to speak at tomorrow's public hearing (6:00 pm).


Friday, March 20, 2015

Public Hearing on Monday, March 23

Sign up by noon on Monday to speak at this month's PPS public hearing- call 412 529-3868.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Administrators

Anonymous wrote:

*NEW POST* 

Where could a person find a complete list of administrative positions? I would like to see once and for all exactly how many people PPS employs that are not teachers or in a school. Who's working in curriculum development? How many assistant superintendents are there? Any office with "talent" in the title...who are they? What do these folks do? That would be a good list to see. "