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    Champion Awards

    The Pittsburgh LTF Champion Awards recognize outstanding Pittsburgh Public Schools educators, administrators, support professionals, and fellow students who ensure that children with disabilities are provided equal opportunity and access to quality education.

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    Superintendent Wayne N. Walters’ Black Men Read to Close Black History Month Celebrations in Pittsburgh Public Schools

    For the last day of Black History Month, Superintendent Wayne N. Walters, Ed.D., will be joined by Black men from across the region for Black Men Read. During PPS Literacy Week, Black Men Read aims to encourage a love of reading and promote literacy among students while countering negative narratives about Black men.

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    Pittsburgh Westinghouse to Undertake Gradual Reentry of Staff and Students

    PITTSBURGH PA February 19, 2023 – Pittsburgh Westinghouse will undertake a phased approach to the reentry of staff and students this week after gunfire injured four students as they made their way home after school last Tuesday.

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    Pittsburgh Westinghouse to Teach and Learn Remotely the Remainder of the Week

    PITTSBURGH, February 15, 2023 – Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy 6- 12 staff and students will continue to teach and learn remotely for the remainder of the week. The ordinarily vibrant and thriving school community is still reeling from yesterday's heartbreaking violence that injured four students. Students will log into Microsoft Teams to participate in live synchronous learning and instruction from home. Virtual Student Assistance and Employee Assistance Program support was available today and will remain open to anyone who needs it.

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    K-5 English Language Arts Instructional Materials Selection Committee

    The Pittsburgh Public Schools is currently reviewing core instructional materials for K-5 English Language Arts and welcome the participation and input from parents, guardians and community members. Per the District’s Textbook Policy, a textbook selection committee must be established when choosing a new textbook. The committee comprises teachers, administrators, principals, parents, and, when appropriate, students.

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  •  Black Men Read

    Black Men Read

    On Tuesday, February 28, Black male leaders will bring words to life for our youngest readers as part of Black Men Read. Taking place at 34 schools across the District, Black Men Read aims to encourage a love of reading for our students while also countering negative narratives related to Black men. As part of Black Men Read, leaders from across the city will read to students in grades K-2 on Tuesday, February 28, from 9:30 – 11:00 AM, demonstrating that Black men care about the outcomes and experiences of Pittsburgh’s children.

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    Pittsburgh Allderdice Senior Curates City-County Building August Wilson Exhibit

    90.5 WESA | By Bill O'Driscoll Published February 9, 2023 at 5:30 AM EST With its vaulted ceiling and marble-lined lobby, Pittsburgh's City-County Building seems an apt place for a Black History Month exhibit honoring playwright August Wilson, one of the city’s most celebrated sons. The photographs, scripts and other memorabilia also constitute the first off-campus glimpse of material from the University of Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Archive.

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    Statement of Sorrow from Pittsburgh Public Schools-Tre'sean Jackson

    PITTSBURGH, February 8, 2023 – We are saddened to learn of the death of Pittsburgh Carrick student Tre’sean Jackson. The ninth grader was shot and killed on Beltzhoover Avenue yesterday evening. A quiet leader who cared deeply about his friends and family, Tre’sean was always willing to contribute to class, actively participating and working well with his classmates. His teachers, friends, and the entire Carrick staff mourn this tragic loss. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

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  •  Superintendent Wayne N. Walters Panelist in U.S. Department of Education’s  Raise the Bar: Literacy

    Superintendent Wayne N. Walters Panelist in U.S. Department of Education’s Raise the Bar: Literacy & Math Series to Address Academic Recovery

    Session 5 – Putting Policy Into Practice Virtual Convening - Thursday, February 9, 2023 Two-part session: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST

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  •  Angela E. Mike,  Executive Director of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) PPS

    PUM One on One: Angela E. Mike, Executive Director of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) PPS

    Angela E. Mike is the Executive Director of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Division of the Pittsburgh Public School District. Angela oversees 21 CTE programs located in six of the high schools and is responsible for multiple career exploration elective courses at the high school/middle school level. 

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