About Duquesne City
The spirit of Duquesne is to continuously strive toward excellence. From our championships sports teams of the past to competing for careers in the cutting-edge future that lies ahead, our students and staff have always pushed for a prosperous future. Our community has grown from the hard-working roots of a steel town and blossomed into a high-tech elementary school that affords our students an innovative and immersive learning experience. Through the implementation of STEAM, robotics, coding and more, we have proven that all learners can demonstrate excellence. They just need the opportunity. Our safe and secure building in the heart of Duquesne will provide your child an exceptional learning experience through small class sizes and educational programs that allow them to dream big.
Stories about Duquesne City
‘I Almost Can’t Believe It’: Defying expectations and proving what’s possible in the Duquesne City School District
Duquesne City, once written off as a casualty of the steel industry, is now a case study in education innovation.
$10 million will help kids battle the pandemic’s emotional impact
The project’s name, SEEKS SES, stands for Supporting Expansion and Enhancement of K-12 School-Based Social, Emotional Supports.
Relational trust: Could this be the answer to helping kids really learn at school?
Projects like Parents as Allies seek to build connection and trust between families and schools, so both groups can help kids together.
Which western PA school districts have been named to the League of Innovative Schools?
These local districts were named to the League of Innovative Schools thanks to their focus on impactful, equitable learning.
Inventive hacks with a big helping of empathy: How Parents as Allies 2.0 is sparking change throughout SWPA
Dozens of innovative ideas have emerged from the recent Parents as Allies 2.0 design sprint, which brought together teams of educators and parents from 23 local school districts.
‘Kindergarten camps’ aim to fill in social and emotional gaps for those who missed preschool
Important learning time has been lost in kindergarten as teachers had to work with students who were not used to the routines of school. Kindergarten camps can help.
Summer School 2022: New and different programs aim to address pandemic learning loss
Once a time for make-up courses or addressing special needs, summer is now some school districts’ best shot at tackling pandemic learning loss.
Classroom teachers and afterschool educators are collaborating in new ways in Pittsburgh
“Being outside of the school district, you almost forget what it’s like to run an eight-hour day in a school building.”
Afterschool programs can help your child succeed — and schools are beginning to notice
Afterschool programs are a place where kids are kept safe, “but also kids are learning there, whether it’s formal instruction or informal instruction.”
Two months, 200 new ideas and a chance to revolutionize parent engagement in education
Here’s how the global Family Engagement Design Sprint is building on pandemic-fueled progress.
You’re invited: Join us for the Great Learning Conversations!
We want to hear from parents and caregivers on what they feel is the purpose of a child’s K-12 journey. How can schools partner with families to make it the best it can be?
AIU’s ‘joyful grants’ help teachers fund projects to keep kids motivated
More than 90 local teachers received “joyful grants” from the Allegheny Intermediate Unit this year to start projects to help kids succeed during this challenging school year. Abbey Nilson wanted […]
Beyond the classroom desk: How Pittsburgh schools make the most of learning spaces
Let’s use what we know about innovative spaces to ensure that every child has the best possible learning experience.
Kidcast: How to empower your kids to be their best
One of the biggest things parents can do is finding their children’s passions.
Kidsburgh Hero: Safety patrol 4th-grader awarded AAA Lifesaving Medal
This is a reminder that heroes come in all sizes and to not underestimate the courage of little kids.
How do CEOs learn about workforce issues? They go back to high school.
“CEO in the Classroom is a solid first step toward better engagement with educators to develop solutions to the workforce challenges our region is facing.”