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Archive: Mar 2013

  1. Neighborhood Candidate Forums

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      We’re partnering with some great community organizations to sponsor candidate forums across the city during this school board election season.  Here’s the schedule so far.  Leave a comment below, and you will be notified if there are any updates or additions to this calendar.  Don’t know which School Board District you live in? Click […]

  2. March 2013 Board Watch Report Card

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      Pittsburgh School Board Decreases in Focus and Mission, Maintains Progress in Transparency Maintains Overall B- on Board Watch “Report Card” Highlights The Pittsburgh School Board received an overall grade of B- on its March 2013 report card — the same overall grade the Board received on the previous four report cards issued since February […]

  3. Agenda Review 3-13-13

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      Agenda Review Meeting Summary Attended: Brentley, Hazuda, Holley, Isler, McCrea, Sumpter, ShealeyAbsent: Colaizzi and Fink The items summarized below will be voted on by the board at the next legislative meeting on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30pm. Do you want more details? The full board packet of all agenda items can be found HERE. Do […]

  4. Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign Update

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      As a member of the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign (PSFC), we wanted to make sure that Pittsburghers knew what we as a coalition are asking of the Governor and Legislature this budget season.   Here’s the update: Approved by the PSFC Steering Committee 3/7/13************************* For the 2013-2014 State Budget, the Governor and State Legislature […]

  5. Budgets are statements of values and priorities

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      Advocates, the public and the state legislature have now had a month to review the various proposals in Governor Corbett’s budget that touch upon public education.  We at A+ Schools have some concerns [Money, money, money – February 11, 2013 Eblast] about the choices being made in this budget.  While there are some modest […]