During March 1-March 19, 13 classes (K-5 grades) participated in the “Rita’s Reading Program” where they were encouraged to read 3 books a week and for each week that they read, each student recieved a voucher for a “free” Rita’s ice/cone. This is the first time for this event
12 Duquesne University’s Freshmen Nursing students volunteered their time in the classrooms assisting the teachers from March 17 to April 07. We’ve had a working relationship with City Parks and Duquesne University for this school year and the students also did a presentation on Nutrition to our King parents in November, 2009
WHAT: Pittsburgh Public Schools will hold a South Region Community Input Meeting as part of the District’s “Building Excellence” facilities planning process.
This meeting continues the District’s efforts to offer multiple opportunities for community input across all regions of the City. The Brookline Area Community Council will host the input meeting as a part of its regular monthly meeting. (more…)
The inability to offer substantial educational programming at two District schools where student enrollment has fallen below 200 prompted the Board to approve the closure of the Pittsburgh Vann school and facility and Pittsburgh Rooney 6-8 as a school program. The Rooney facility will remain open pending future Board action. The action taken at this evening’s Legislative Meeting will go into effect at the end of the 2009-10 school year.
» View Pittsburgh Weil/Miller Feedr Pattern (more…)
The District is celebrating the launch of a new initiative known as GEM – Gaining Equity through Mathematics. This initiative will focus on the recruitment and retention of female students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) course study. The program is being funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Pittsburgh Public Schools is one of only four school districts in the entire nation to be awarded this four year grant to support young females in male dominated fields of study.
» Schools urge city’s girls to count on mathematics – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (more…)
Today, March 24, 2010, English Students from Pittsburgh CAPA High School will have the unique experience to examine classic mystery stories through the lens of a modern-day forensic scientist. Dr. Mark Perlin will visit students to discuss the use of forensic and DNA technology to solve crimes. Dr. Perlin is the CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of Cybergenetics and former faculty member of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. (more…)