Pitt Gene Team at Home (virtual)

Are you a student at an urban high school and interested in Biology? If so, the Gene Team program at Pitt would love to hear from you!  We are looking […]

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.”

MCG Youth & Arts Fall Enrollment

*Program adjustments in light of COVID-19: MCG Youth & Arts will be offering Virtual Arts programming during afterschool hours for the 1st trimester of this school year.  Courses in Design […]

MCG Youth & Arts Fall Enrollment

*Program adjustments in light of COVID-19: MCG Youth & Arts will be offering Virtual Arts programming during afterschool hours for the 1st trimester of this school year.  Courses in Design […]

10 organizations helping Pittsburgh kids get back to school

Whether kids are attending in-person classes or signing in online from home, they still need school supplies to get their work done.

A+ Schools report: 4 critical points to consider for schools operating during the pandemic

Many parents have trepidation about what’s to come — whether schools open or distance learning continues.

JAM clubs, Fab Labs and more: How innovative programs are teaching the skills every child needs

These innovative learning organizations are teaching kids practical and social emotional skills for life.

Pittsburgh’s tech community and nonprofits partner to get laptops to kids

“Bridging the digital divide is just a start. … We encourage others to join us.”

Pittsburgh Public Schools scrambling to get all 23,000 kids learning from home

It’s a mammoth task to get all the students ready to learn online by April 16.

TeenBloc Youth Voice Pop-Up Exhibition

TeenBloc is a creative and interactive story-telling collective, hosting a series of pop-up events centered around the environmental, community, an educational experiences that are often dismissed or overlooked. These powerful, […]

A+ Schools’ James Fogarty embraces role of positive deviant as an advocate of Pittsburgh Public Schools

“We have everything we need to succeed. Let’s just get to work.” 

Pilot program hopes to reduce racial achievement gap in Pittsburgh Public Schools’ kindergarteners

Educators are realizing the value of play and of the simple messages of Mister Rogers.

Bullying at school requires discussion at home. Kidcast shows how to start the conversation.

Try to get the whole story and make sure you have an understanding of the incident. Ask questions, then listen.

Looking to make the most of parent-teacher meetings? This Kidcast has you covered!

Start thinking about growth mindset: The harder you work, the smarter you get. 

9 organizations helping Pittsburgh kids with back-to-school supplies

For many families, buying back-to-school supplies wreaks havoc on the budget.

Help your kid prepare for kindergarten with this Kidcast advice

How to help your son or daughter have the best possible start in school.

Here’s why the upcoming Pittsburgh School Board elections matter

This is a common good.  It leads to the success or failure of our region and our city.