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Kidsburgh: Rethinking High School

Kids are once again hitting the books, but for high schoolers, not much has changed over the last 100 years; KDKA's Kristine Sorensen reports.

PRESS RELEASE: PCPCS Statement in Response to Pennsylvania School Board Association’s Unfounded Attacks on Charters at Capitol Press Conference

IN THE NEWS

Celebrating Welcome to the Future of Education! | Local-Pittsburgh, By Jeff Rose | February 1, 2019

Rediscover Pittsburgh | RefocusED on the Future of Education | Made in PGH by Tess Gibson

RESOURCES ON EDUCATION

Traditional vs Personalized Learning

Have you ever thought about sending your child to a charter school? Read this informative article to learn more about school choice.

Visit the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools’s website to learn more about charter schools. What they are, why choose one for your child, the politics involved, and many other issues are discussed on their site. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is another informative resource if you are researching charter schools.

For more information on school choice in Pennsylvania and the research behind this movement visit the Commonwealth Foundation.

Pennsylvania public charter schools – Myth vs Fact

Getting Real About Education: A conversation with black parents, teachers, and students: View complete post

Watch this video to understand why we need innovation in education. As a leading venture capitalist, Ted Dintersmith lived and breathed the world of innovation. He has seen first-hand how quickly automation is eliminating the structured jobs in our economy, as well as the opportunities for young adults who are bold, creative, and entrepreneurial. As Ted shifted his focus to the future of our schools, he realized that the core purpose of our schools has been lost in a wave of testing, data, and accountability. In this talk, Ted underscores the potential for our kids and our country if we educate to our innovative and creative strengths, and trust our schools and teachers to prepare our kids for life, instead of for standardized tests. After a twenty-five year career in venture capital, Ted Dintersmith is now focused on issues at the intersection of innovation and education. His website describes his initiatives and he can be followed @dintersmith.

Millions of parents want choice in education: Read article

An argument for more innovation in schools: Watch I Just Sued the School System

The Pittsburgh Hacker partners with Career Tech Charter group.  Read article