Latest Pittsburgh Public Schools Stories

2010-04-30 16:32:00

Innovative new school would be Michigan's first public virtual charter school GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA) announced today that it received unanimous approval from Grand Valley State University's Board of Trustees to serve students across the state beginning next school year. MVCA would be Michigan's first public virtual charter school. The school plans to serve 400 students in grades K-8 in its first year. In...

2008-11-10 21:00:11

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh students continue to make substantial gains in reading and mathematics achievement on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), according to the 2007-2008 student achievement results for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The District adopted the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill K-6 reading and language arts curriculum, Treasures, in 2005-2006 and has used Wright Group/McGraw-Hill's Everyday Mathematics program for approximately 14 years. The annual...

2008-08-22 00:00:30

A math coach at the Sunnyside School in Garfield has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of a federal investigation into child pornography found on school computers the man was using in his home. School officials learned over the weekend that federal investigators seized several computers from the home of the man who authorities believe was using them to correspond with an undercover agent posing as a woman with children. Charges have not yet been filed. There was no immediate...

2008-07-16 12:01:17

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Education today said 13 recipients in five counties are receiving federal grants of up to $50,000 to assist the planning, development, and completion of unique, high quality and innovative charter schools. "I am pleased to announce the award of these grants for charter school planning," said Secretary of Education Gerald L. Zahorchak of the Federal Charter School Planning Grants for 2008-09. "These grants...

2008-07-10 03:00:26

Pittsburgh Public Schools will get more than $600,000 for three years and possibly as much as $1.25 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education to help start a University Prep 6-12 school at the former Milliones School in the Hill District. The school will open this fall with 150 ninth graders and add more grades over time. The school district will use the money to train teachers in research-based math programs, develop Personal Education Plans for each student, hold...

2008-06-19 00:00:25

By Bill Zlatos Pittsburgh Public Schools administrators warned the school board Wednesday evening of the dangers of keeping asbestos-ridden Schenley High School open. Board member Randall Taylor asked during the agenda review meeting if Schenley would be unsafe it were still open in September. "That could very well be yes," answered Paul Gill, the district's chief operations officer. "I think it's a dangerous situation. Our experts think it's a dangerous situation." City schools...

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