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  1. Teacher’s Contract Negotiations – Update

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      As you may have read in the news, after a year and a half of negotiating, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT) and Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) are at an impasse in their talks about new contracts for teachers, paraprofessionals, and technical-clerical workers. On Monday, the PFT sent out ballots to their members that […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 amatson@aplusschools.org 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 […]