Monthly Archives: July 2014

Lane makes key promotions; Blacks take on more leadership roles in city schools

PPS demonstrates their commitment to providing equity for African-American students.

New Pittsburgh Courier

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Last month, at the behest of Superintendent of Schools Linda Lane, the Pittsburgh School Board promoted several African-Americans to leadership positions in hopes of addressing racial equity, achievement gap and student support issues.

Lane said this restructuring of the central office is critical to supporting both students and teachers. She said these new appointments were attaining district goals to accelerate student achievement, eliminate racial disparities and create a student-focused culture.

“We are committed to deepening our efforts to build stronger and more effective teams in and between central office and our schools,” said Lane. “As we focus on growing our own, we must be sure we have the right people in place, the structure to support personal and professional growth and a culture that puts students first.  We must improve our support to our schools to impact student achievement. This additional support to schools is an important investment…

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The Future of The Maker’s Clubhouse

The Maker’s Clubhouse is preparing for it’s expansion to address critical educational needs and to narrow the opportunity gap for the youth we serve.

Many students in underprivileged schools are not fortunate enough  to have opportunities to advance their scientific and technological knowledge or skills. We plan to bring many opportunities to the students at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 by expanding The Maker’s Clubhouse. New plans for the program include a makeshop, digital literacy center and more. Stay tuned for more updates as  our expansion project moves forward!



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