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Archive: 2017

  1. Take Action: Submit Your Comments on PA’s Consolidated ESSA Plan

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    By Esther L. Bush and James Fogarty Right now, a sea change is happening in our public schools, and you need to get involved. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) requires state education agencies, districts and schools to engage the community to solicit meaningful feedback on plans to improve schools. As federal law […]

  2. Restorative Practices within School Communities

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    By Anh Nguyen A+ Schools is dedicated to informing and engaging the public, and mobilizing support around efforts to advance equity in our schools. One way to build more equitable schools is to reduce out-of-school suspensions and adopt restorative practices as an approach to address discipline among students. Over the past several years, we have […]

  3. TeenBloc and Summer Youth Organizing Academy

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    By Anh Nguyen Registered Today! Fill out an online form here, or Contact A+ Schools directly to reserve your slot: Amie Matson Phone: 412-697-1298, ext. 113 Download full flyer here  At A+ Schools, we advocate and push for educational equity and excellence in Pittsburgh’s Public Schools. Resources are dedicated to educating the public, increasing awareness […]

  4. Vote School Board First Campaign: the Effort and the Success

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    By Anh Nguyen On May 16, 2017, Pittsburgh residents voted in the primary elections for school board races in districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. Voter turnout was lower than expected. However, even with low turnout, something changed. Voters were more informed on issues facing Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) and their performance, and the […]

  5. English as a Second Language Update

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    On April 4, 2017, Jonathan Covel, the Pittsburgh Public School District’s Director of English as a Second Langauge (ESL) Department, presented an update to the School Board’s Education Committee about the district’s work to serve ESL students. Pittsburgh Public Schools continues to see increasing enrollment of English Learners. However, the increase in English Learners has […]