Monday, July 29, 2013

Former PPS police officer found guilty

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"Former PPS police officer, Robert Lellock, convicted by jury inc hild sex abuse case.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Former Westinghouse principal to head new Catholic school

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Kellie Abbott, former removed Westinghouse co-principal, has landed on her feet as the new principal/CEO of the new North Catholic high school being built in Cranberry. Here's another PPS administrator getting out of our great school system."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

PFT President on city schools

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The PFT president claims our schools are safe and violence is rare. Why then does the Fraternal Order of Police President call our schools a "bloodbath". What does he know that the media doesn't report or what PPS keeps under wraps"

Strong neighborhood schools

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Parents want strong, safe neighborhood schools to be the hub of the community. Pittsburgh doesn't have many neighborhood schools left.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Investigation into money missing from anti bullying program

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new post:
KDKA investigation

Money missing from Anti-Bullying Program - a Mifflin PTO officer used some money for personal use. Even though the money came from an outside grant, wouldn't PPS still oversee this? This man had an ATM card attached to this grant that he used for personal gains. When you think about all the many grants attached to PPS, one has to wonder about who oversees them? This one was from Heinz, and apparently he was able to spend money without prior approval"

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pittsburgh Promise impact

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new post:
From today's Tribune Review

Broken Promise: Pittsburgh Promise

This has some interesting statistics and suggestions. The Trib. seems to always tell it like it is unlike the Post-Gazette.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Efforts directed toward racial achievement gap

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Pittsburgh strives to bridge racial education gap
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Pa. charter students’ skills fall far short, study reveals

By Bill Zlatos

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
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Schools and communities should provide more support for preschool and other educational programs to put black male students on a path to succeed academically, experts said Wednesday at a conference "A Call to Conscience: Effective Policies and Practices in Educating African American Males" at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Schenley documentary online

See "Enter to learn, go forth to serve" at

FACE coordinators

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new post

The Spring 2013 edition of The Pittsburgh Educator carries an article "Face Time" about the Family and Community Engagement initiative in our buildings. (could not locate an online copy of TPE-spring 2013)

It seems that the actions of a FACE coordinator varied widely this past year, some highly involved. Really, what can 15 hours/month give us? Should all of those hours be concentrated toward reaching the unengaged parent? What methods did the FACE staff see as successful?


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer programming

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The link above was a featured story on the pps website. Good luck to all the summer dreamers.