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  •  The Chersky Family Parent engagement starts at home.  It’s hard for Bill Chersky not to be involved

    The Chersky Family

    It’s hard for Bill Chersky not to be involved in his son’s education. As a teacher at Pittsburgh Obama, Bill saw his son throughout the school day. “Other teachers would text my dad about me,” admits Dylan. But even though Dylan has moved on to Pittsburgh CAPA, the Cherskys are still engaged in Dylan’s learning, especially at home

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  •  Pittsburgh SciTech students explain why we have leap years

    Pittsburgh SciTech students explain why we have leap years

    PITTSBURGH — Thursday is Feb. 29, or Leap Day. As we know, it only comes around once every four years — but what's the reason behind it? At Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy, eighth graders Ayanna Hall and Katie Hamner are working out the math explaining the science behind the mystical date of Feb. 29.

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  •  THE PROCLAMATION DECLARING DR. MARY LEE BRADY-ATKINS DAY IN THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH. HOLDING THE PRO

    A Celebration of Brilliance: Dr. Mary Lee Brady-Atkins inducted into Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame

    Thursday, February 8, 2024, was a humongous day in the City of Pittsburgh, at Westinghouse High School, and in the life of Dr. Mary Lee Brady-Atkins. The oldest living descendant of Sally Hemings, who was born on May 11, 1928, and at age 95, was recognized for her “extraordinary works” and “unforgettable life” during a ceremony at her alma mater, Westinghouse.

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  •  Pittsburgh Public Schools celebrates Black History Month with visits from local changemakers

    Pittsburgh Public Schools celebrates Black History Month with visits from local changemakers

    PITTSBURGH — Politicians, doctors, scientists and leaders gathered at PPS Fulton PreK-5 to honor Black History Month and inspire the next generation of changemakers. Usually, Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans past, but on Friday at PPS Fulton, elementary students didn’t just recognize the past, they were able to envision themselves as the future. “Seeing people that look like them that are doing amazing things,” said Sonia Brown, a teacher at PPS Fulton.

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  •  Breaking barriers: Pittsburgh man makes history as first Black president of Pennsylvania Associatio

    Breaking barriers: Pittsburgh man makes history as first Black president of Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

    “Preston Moore’s appointment as the first Black president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors is a testament to both his outstanding leadership and commitment to excellence,” Ms. Cestra said. “Preston’s dedication to fostering a more inclusive community makes us immensely proud to have him in the Howard Hanna family.”

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  •  Mike Reid

    #BlackInBusiness: Mike Reid

    Meet Mike Reid, a proud 2003 graduate of Pittsburgh Perry and the owner of Eon located in Homestead PA.

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    #BlackInBusiness Alyse Fowlks

    Meet Alysse Fowlks, a proud 2017 graduate of Pittsburgh Science and Technology and the owner of The Colab located in Monroeville Pa.

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