January 5, 2013
January 5, 2013
PITTSBURGH, March 27, 2012 – The Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship Fund and Giant Eagle, Inc. announced today that the multi format food and fuel retailer is conducting an in-store, at-the-register campaign at 10 city of Pittsburgh locations for shoppers to make donations to The Pittsburgh Promise, a scholarship program aimed at removing the financial barrier to higher education for eligible students graduating from the Pittsburgh Public Schools. (more…)
Preliminary results on the 2011 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) show more District students are on track to Promise-Readiness as gains in reading and mathematics proficiency increased on 11 of 14 tests. The number of students performing at the advanced level increased on 10 of 14 tests, while the number of students performing below basic decreased on 13 of 14 PSSA tests. Superintendent Linda S. Lane shared the District’s 2011 student achievement results with District principals, staff and community members earlier this morning at the Pittsburgh Professional Development Center located in the Greenway facility.
» Visit 2011 Student Achievement Website
» 2011 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) District Presentation
» 2011 PSSA Results Press Release (more…)
>The Bayer USA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bayer Corporation, has announced its support for The Pittsburgh Promise through a $500,000 grant dedicated to the long-term scholarship fund for qualifying city public high school graduates. A longtime supporter of education initiatives, the Bayer USA Foundation continues to invest in education with the goal of advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) literacy for the future workforce. (more…)
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
Pittsburgh Promise Board Chairman Franco Harris shares the good news about The Promise on CNN » Watch the CNN Video
Pittsburgh Public Schools and The Pittsburgh Promise held the first Pathways to the PromiseTM Night Thursday October 21 at Pittsburgh Obama. Families from 15 different schools across the city came to learn more about The Pittsburgh Promise, Promise-Readiness, and how they can support learning at home.
» Find out about upcoming Pathways to the Promise Nights at a location near you!