On Tuesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 am, the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) and allies will held a news conference at the Pittsburgh Board of Education, 341 S. Bellefield St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 to address concerns over the recent reporting of the Pittsburgh Public School Superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet, the district administration, and the […]
The recent passage of a community schools policy for Pittsburgh Public Schools is a huge step in the right direction for our children and our communities. In a community schools model, the school becomes the center of the community and is open to everyone– all day, every day.
Pittsburgh Public Schools board members will decide Wednesday if the district will move forward with a plan to provide social services to students and the communities it serves.
When the board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools hired Anthony Hamlet as its next superintendent, supporters hoped the move would unite the district behind a vision of Pittsburgh’s future. Instead, they worry, it has led to a divisive debate about Mr. Hamlet’s past.
A group of local advocacy organizations said Sunday that it supports the Pittsburgh Public School board in its decisions — as the board considers the future of its already beleaguered incoming superintendent.
Less than a week after the Pittsburgh School Board choice for new superintendent outlined his priorities for the coming year, parents, students and activists from One Pittsburgh’s Education Rights Network rallied to remind him and the board of their priority—ending the current suspension system that they say is detrimental to learning and biased against African American children.
“I know a girl who’s a 4.0 student at U-Prep who was suspended four days for being late to class,” he said. “And as a parent, I’m concerned when I see that 22 percent of the district elementary students have been suspended, and that number is 44 percent at U-Prep.”