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Archive for February, 2011

Coming Up in Pittsburgh Public Schools (February 21-25, 2011)

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Monday, February 21

PUBLIC HEARING

6:00 p.m.

Conference Room A, Administration Building, 341 S. Bellefield Avenue, 15213

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Pittsburgh Oliver students hold fundraising dinner at Bistro Soul for exchange trip to French West Indies

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Pittsburgh Oliver High School French students are raising money to go to Guadeloupe, a French-speaking overseas region of France located in the Caribbean. While in Guadeloupe, students will have the opportunity to practice French and explore the island’s landscape, culture, and cuisine.  The students have been studying French for three years and are working hard to make this dream come true. (more…)

Pittsburgh CAPA student to attend Junior National Young Leaders Conference

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 student, Brieanna Gerner, is one of 250 outstanding middle school students from across the United States that will take part in an extraordinary leadership conference in Washington, D.C.  Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them to develop their own leadership skills. (more…)

PPS employees get fit while raising money for the Pittsburgh Promise®

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

In an effort to get active and raise money for the Pittsburgh Promise®, PPS is organizing a dedicated group of runners and walkers to participate in the Pittsburgh Marathon! Over twenty participants will tackle the 26.2 miles either on their own or as part of a relay group. The team is welcoming any and all people who wish to support PPS either as a runner/walker or as a fundraiser. Please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/PPS/promise for additional information on how to contribute or contact Jake House at jhouse1@pghboe.net

Expressions of Freedom Writing Contest

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Three students from Pittsburgh South Hills Middle School were chosen as winners in the “Expressions of Freedom” writing contest sponsored by Citizens Bank in partnership with PPS, New Pittsburgh Courier, WPXI and KISS-FM. (more…)

The Pittsburgh Promise Board Approves Doubling Scholarships up to $40,000 for Four Years of Higher Education

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

11th Grade PSSA Exams Provide Students Opportunity to Earn Additional Scholarship Award

The Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh Promise has approved doubling the potential amount of Promise scholarships from a possible maximum of $20,000 to a possible maximum of $40,000 per student over the course of a four-year higher education program. The Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Class of 2012 – this year’s 11th graders – will be the first students to be eligible for up to $20,000 in additional scholarship support from The Promise, bringing the total scholarship potential to $40,000 (up to $10,000 per year).
» Download The Pittsburgh Promise Factsheet
» Read a statement from Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
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Pittsburgh schools want more students in AP courses

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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Prospective urban teachers get head start at Duquesne

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh CAPA Graduate illustrates Black Eyed Peas issue of FAME

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Pittsburgh City Paper

Point Breeze resident serving as White House intern

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review