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  1. TeenBloc and Summer Youth Organizing Academy

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    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 and engaging the community in efforts to advance change. In order to achieve these goals, we work closely with parents, volunteers, the community, and especially students. These individuals make the […]

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

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    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 importance of the […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]