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  1. 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 […]

  2. 2017 PPS Budget

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      The 2017 PPS Budget is a statement of the school board and administration’s priorities for the coming year. To paraphrase Dr. Martin Luther King, budgets are moral documents. They embody the values of a community and those represented to serve the community. I urge you to take a few moments to read it (here’s a […]

  3. September 2016 Board Watch Report Card

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      Below is the twenty-sixth Board Watch report card based on volunteer assessments.  The current report card reflects assessments from May thru August of 2016. Overall, the School Board received a B average. Volunteer for Board Watch. Overall: The overall grade is a 3.76 (B), which remained steady from the previous Report Card. The grades were calculated from 14 surveys […]