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.

summer BOOST

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.

learning loss

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.

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.