PPS back-to-school event on Monday offers backpacks, books and more

This PPS back-to-school event is designed “empower families with the essential tools for a strong beginning to the 2023-2024 school year.”

PPS survey

PPS wants to hear from parents: How did the last school year impact your kids?

Details here on the new PPS survey for parents and caregivers.

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Lock the phone in a pouch? Students, staff debate one school’s bid to curb distractions

What do you think of this solution to the problem of phones at school?

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Absenteeism in Pittsburgh schools: Check out KDKA’s report

New strategies are helping fight absenteeism in Pittsburgh schools.

Pittsburgh Public Schools and police show no hurry to reach agreement as a new school year begins

As schoolhouse doors open, Pittsburgh’s district and its police bureau remain in apparent defiance of a 12-year-old law requiring that they agree on communication and coordination.

Larimer rain garden

This flower-filled Larimer rain garden is officially open for outdoor education

This beautiful Larimer rain garden will help kids learn about pollinators, stormwater, native plants and more.

PPS announces Dr. Wayne Walters as permanent superintendent

Walters has served as acting superintendent since October.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools summer programming gives students a BOOST from pandemic learning losses

PPS’s Summer BOOST program was created to address pandemic learning loss. Details here.

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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.

Pittsburgh's homeless students

For Pittsburgh’s homeless students, transportation issues mean new schools and unfamiliar classrooms

As COVID eases its grip on education, local homeless students have yet to return to a normal school day.

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PINJ: First pandemic state test results paint a somber picture for Pittsburgh Public Schools

What does new data show about proficiency in English, science and math throughout Pittsburgh Public Schools? Details here.

Pittsburgh Public Schools’ “Fresh Start” for the school year hopes to elevate teaching and learning

What is PPS’ Fresh Start for the Head and Heart all about? Details here.

Pittsburgh Public Schools board

Sala Udin, Pittsburgh Public Schools’ new board president, wants to focus on healing and search for a superintendent

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board is ready to move on after facing the challenges of the pandemic and the resignation of Anthony Hamlet as superintendent.

A+ Schools report to the community

PublicSource: A+ Schools finds chronic absences and loss of students adding pressure to Pittsburgh Public Schools’ long-term inequalities

A+ Schools’ annual report to the community finds Pittsburgh facing segregated schools, inequitable funding and the loss of thousands of students.

Public Source: Asst. Superintendent Wayne Walters tapped to lead Pittsburgh Public Schools as interim superintendent

In December, the board will begin a national search for the permanent superintendent.

PPS families: Navigation Ambassadors can help your kids get to school

Navigation Ambassadors are helping PPS kids get to school this year. Here are all the details.

Music lessons in the time of Covid: How Pittsburgh schools are making it work

Being challenged to do something difficult and then mastering it creates trust and satisfaction.

Young entrepreneur Jason Garland is ‘an example of what one can achieve given the opportunity’

“He is who you want to be when you grow up. He is an inspiration.

Can we fix Pittsburgh Public Schools? Here’s what the A+ Schools 2020 Report has to say

“It’s about problem-solving and understanding, rather than blame or shame. There’s an urgent need for folks to make changes.”

Kidsburgh Heroes: 2 Pittsburgh history teachers win national recognition from Yale

“I hope what the kids take out of it is that understanding history helps us understand ourselves and helps us understand the world.”