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Archive: 2015

  1. December 2015 Board Watch Report Card

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    For this reporting period and throughout the past six years of the Board Watch program, the School Board has received its lowest grades in Role Clarity. The Board has the extremely important responsibility of governing a district that serves nearly 24,000 K-12 students and whose $567.9 million budget is larger than the City of Pittsburgh’s.

  2. Student-Based Budgeting

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        Download the report. Read Carey’s testimony.   Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) is about to adopt a budget that is larger than the City of Pittsburgh’s at $567.95 million. This budget is a statement of PPS priorities. So what do we know? Our budget brief takes a look at how resources are spent at schools […]

  3. Getting a Great Superintendent Recap

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    Recruiting and selecting the next superintendent for Pittsburgh Public Schools is an amazing opportunity to build community investment in the success of our district and our students.

  4. September 2015 Board Watch Report Card

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    The Board received its lowest grade in Role Clarity. This grade reflects volunteer observations that the Board spends relatively little time focused on (1) how the district is making progress toward achieving its goals and (2) using policy to create solutions to Board Member concerns.

  5. Growth Mindset Discussion now Live!

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      You can now watch my interview with Melissa Butler, Jeremy Boyle and Brandon Kean (3 outstanding Pittsburgh Educators) as we discuss building a growth mindset with students. If you’d prefer to watch it on TV, here’s the schedule. Feel free to leave comments here about what you’d like to see us discuss in future […]