Thursday, July 23, 2015

Another new program

Anonymous wrote:

"PPS has another new program in addition to the countless other programs it has initiated over the decade in an another effort to turn around its failing schools. This one is a 4 day camp in August for our students from Milliones, Perry and Westinghouse. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2015/07/23/Schools-focus-on-positive-change-with-new-program/stories/201507230134

"If at first you don't succeed"_____ try and try and try again? 

Drop all the "programs" and then PPS will see____ that they have what they need to succeed. "

Monday, July 20, 2015

Remembering Dr. Helen Faison

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post 

Remembering Dr. Helen Faison: Distinguished Educator and Leader for Pittsburgh Schools. 

When she spoke____ everyone listened. "

Saturday, July 4, 2015

10 signs of a failing school district

Anonymous wrote:

"new related topic: 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-turner/ten-signs-your-child-is-i_b_7698514.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education&ncid=fcbkln 

10 Signs your child is in a failing school district-- 
Wow PPS only has 9 out of the 10 
It is strangely good to know that other places and people are experiencing exactly the topics covered nicely on this blog-we arent alone,sadly"

"Teachers union blasts evaluation system"

Anonymous wrote:

"New post please: 

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/07/02/Teachers-union-blasts-state-evaluation-system/stories/201507020216

Finally! I hope teachers will share stories to back this up and let everyone know what a sham the teacher evaluation system is. Sam Franklin, the head cheerleader for teacher evaluation, resigned this month in typical central office fashion--create a mess and get out of town before the truth comes out! 

I am a parent, not a teacher. Please teachers, tell us the truth. Is the high cost teacher evaluation system a benefit to our district? Are teachers getting the support needed to improve practice? Does the system REALLY identify the best teachers? 

Principals, please share your stories as well. Parents can fight to repeal Act 82 but we need to know the truth."

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Return of the public safety CTE program

Anonymous wrote:

"New Post Please... 
This in this mornings Post, http://www.post-gazette.com/news/education/2015/06/11/Pittsburgh-career-and-technical-education-programs-get-financial-boost/stories/201506110185 

If PPS had this program in the past, why did they eliminate it? I thought this program was also at Langley High School. If it was a "robust" and "rigorous" program, why did it not survive. If it was not viable then, why do it again now? Once the AFT money dries up, will PPS continue to fund it? 
How about the instructor. Will he/she be certified? Is there a vocational certificate to qualify one to teach this program? Is Angela Mike certified to be the director? "

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Pittsburgh Promise and African- American males

Anonymous wrote:

"Questioner, will you kindly start a new post to discuss the Pittsburgh Promise and the current issue in the news regarding AA males. I would love to hear what teachers have to say. "