Tag: Pittsburgh Public Schools

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Teacher effectiveness gains support

PPS Superintendent Linda Lane (Courier File Photo) This week, the Pittsburgh Public School District announced that 85 percent of their teachers demonstrated effective performance in the 2012-2013 school year, according to data from individualized Educator Effectiveness Reports. The reports are part of the district’s ongoing Empowering Effective Teachers Plan aimed at putting an effective teacher in front of every student.

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Herring named Westinghouse principal in effort to help transform Pgh schools

ALEXANDER HERRING The past two years have been a difficult time for Westinghouse 6-12, a restructured Homewood school that spent a brief period as a single-gender academy. The beleaguered school saw four principals in the last four years and several administrative changes since it was reopened as a new school in 2011. Now, the school will see one more change. On June 17, Alexander Herring, a former principal from Erie, took the helm at Westinghouse.

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Lost painting brings $750K in found money to schools

‘WORK OF ART’–Superintendent Linda Lane stands beside valuable piece of art. (Photo/Pittsburgh Public Schools) PITTSBURGH (AP) — A painting that Pittsburgh Public Schools officials lost for 80 years has brought $750,000 in found money to the cash-strapped school district.