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  1. Supporters of Equity Address Pittsburgh School Board

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    On Monday, May 21, 2018, several staff members and supporters of A+ Schools delivered rousing testimonies to the Pittsburgh Public Schools Board of Directors during its monthly public hearing. Topics addressed included: gun safety, school disciplinary practices, student-based budgeting, principal leadership and culturally responsive education. Read some of the testimonies in full by clicking on […]

  2. Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force Seeking Comment

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    Students feeling safe in their schools is a necessary precondition to learning well. But too often school safety policy mirrors our penal code and is less about building relationships and creating joyous communities than it is about assigning blame and increasing the appearance of security with increased spending on security guards and metal detectors. We […]

  3. Setting a Higher Standard for Conflicts of Interest

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    By James Fogarty I have no doubt that the members of Pittsburgh’s Board of Education care deeply about the students in our schools and the quality of education they receive. They serve on a volunteer basis for one of the most complex and demanding roles in our city, and they deserve our respect. However, I […]

  4. Pittsburgh Public Schools Teachers to Strike Friday

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    Months of negotiations between Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT) have failed and teachers will go on strike Friday, March 2. As Pittsburgh public school teachers head out to strike, A+ Schools wants families to make plans for childcare now. This is truly regrettable as a strike right now sets […]