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Pittsburgh Public schools partener up with Urban Impact and the Pittsburgh Steelers to promote the transition and unity of the new school assignments on the North Side.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

This past week Oliver High School ,Perry High School as well as Martin Luther King Elementary(Pittsburgh KING)  and Northview Elelmentary (closing and receiving schools) partnered with Urban Impact to provide a community event to promote the transition and unity of the new school assignments on the North Side. 

In November the Board approved the closure of the two schools as part of the District’s Realignment Plan.  The District Realignment Plan addresses the District’s under-enrolled classrooms that result in unnecessary costs to taxpayers, through School Closings, Feeder Pattern Changes, and Adjustments to the Educational Delivery Model.  Due to school closings, for the start of the 2012-13 school, Pittsburgh Oliver students will transition to Pittsburgh Perry, and Northview elementary students will transition to Pittsburgh KING . Ongoing efforts are taking place to collect input, share expertise and facilitate the upcoming transition in support of students and staff.

 Please see the link below to watch the clip from the event, which included a Steelers football clinic.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Check out Summer Programs at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, including Job Opportunities

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

“Children’s Museum youth programs offer meaningful activities and experiences for kids 10-18 years old to help them discover their potential, develop their talents and abilities and explore their interests.”

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Father’s Day Comes Early for Pittsburgh Dads

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Pittsburgh Public Schools Celebrate Take a Father to School Day

Board Member Mr. Mark Brentley Sr. visits PPS PreK classroom at the Pittsburgh Children's Museum

PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2012 –Hundreds of fathers across     Pittsburgh took their children to school today.  Instead of dropping them off and waving goodbye, they headed inside the buildings.  Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other adult males who have made an impact in the life of a Pittsburgh Public Schools student participated in various activities, such as field day, story time, arts and crafts and career talks. (more…)

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Thursday, May 17th, 2012

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Superintendent Lane Teacher Appreciation Message

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Please see a special message from Superindent Linda S. Lane for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7- 11th)

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012

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August Wilson Center for African American Culture accepting video applications for Youth Talent Showcase 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

PITTSBURGH, PA, April 17, 2012 – The August Wilson Center for African American Culture (AWC), is hosting a Youth Talent Showcase as part of the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board’s, “Imagine! Career Week.” In order to participate, interested students, ages 12-18, must meet application requirements and apply via application video by the deadline of April 20th, 2012.  (more…)

Efficiencies Gained Through New Transportation Delivery Model to Save District $1.2 Million

Monday, April 9th, 2012

New 3 Tier Routing System Adjust Start and End Times of Schools  To Allow for More Efficient Bus Scheduling

PITTSBURGH, April 9, 2012 – As part of Phase 3 of its work to build a sustainable public school system, the District presented strategies that adjust the way students are transported to and from school.  Presented at this evening’s Board Committee Meeting, the three transportation changes – implementation of a 3 Tier Routing System, increase use of yellow buses, and the alignment of the start and end times of the District Accelerated Learning Academies (ALAs) – stand to save the District approximately $1.2 million annually.   (more…)

Students at Schools across the District Use Their Voice to Raise Awareness around the Death of Trayvon Martin

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

March 29, 2012 – Students at seven schools across the District have requested the opportunity to show solidarity and raise awareness around the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Martin was shot and killed February 26th by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. Since hooded sweatshirts “hoodies” are a violation of many school dress codes, students at seven schools have requested permission to don a “hoodie” tomorrow Friday, March 30th, and their principals have agreed to support this request.   

At Pittsburgh Stevens K-8  students will be doing more than wearing “hoodies.”  Students at the school have organized a march to raise awareness around Martin’s death that will take place tomorrow.  Students at the following schools will be permitted to wear hoodies for the day: Pittsburgh Brashear High School, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12, Pittsburgh Carrick High School, Pittsburgh Colfax K-8, Pittsburgh King PreK-8, and Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12.

Deadline April 1, 2012: Essay Contest Asks Local Youth To Dream Big and Win!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (TRWIB) and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit are challenging local youth to dream big through the “Imagine! Your Future Competition.” Open to students of all school districts in the County, the essay contest is being held in conjunction with the TRWIB’s 6th annual Imagine! Career Week, April 26-May 4, 2012.   (more…)