• When it comes to reshaping public education, Pittsburgh Public Schools is ahead of the curve.

    Six years ago, we put in place Excellence for All, a framework that is guiding us to think differently. We are taking a deliberate approach to improving student outcomes by growing teacher practice.
    We are measuring our progress in many ways and we're emerging as a leader who is committed to continuous improvement. We have have a lot of work ahead of us, but our efforts are achieving results.

    A Record of Student Achievement

    • In 2010-11, Pittsburgh Public Schools achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the second time in three years.
    • 4,800 graduates of Pittsburgh Public Schools have benefited from The Pittsburgh Promise as of June 1, 2014.

    Teachers are Empowered Partners

    • More than 400 teachers helped design and implement our effective teaching efforts.
    • About 150 teachers are currently serving in Career Ladder roles, promotional opportunities open to our most highly effective teachers.
    • Over 2,000 teachers have received over $4.5 million in awards to recognize and reward their contributions to improving student outcomes.

    Pittsburgh Public Schools is Recognized Nationally

    • Pittsburgh Public Schools is one of few districts nationally with three research-based measures of effective teaching.
    • The Pittsburgh Promise inspires and motivates students by providing scholarships, regardless of family income, to all colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, as well as technical and trade schools that offer two-year degree programs.
    • Pittsburgh Public Schools ranked 7th in the nation among public school systems in large U.S. cities in Great Schools' Best Cities to Live and Learn 2010 report.
    • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation granted us $40 million to implement our Empowering Effective Teachers plan. Pittsburgh is one of just four nationwide locations identified as an "intense partnership site."
    • The U.S. Department of Education supports our work to empower teachers and improve focus on student outcomes with a grant of $37.4 million through the Teacher Incentive Fund.