Closing the STEM Gap, From Pittsburgh to D.C.
A Pittsburgh Public School student and budding science researcher visited the White House for a summit on STEM learning. But most students in the US don't have the opportunities he's enjoyed.
For Pioneering Pittsburgh Educator, It’s Full STEAM Ahead
Last week marked not only the start of a new school year for Shaun Tomaszewski, but the launch of three Pittsburgh Public Schools refashioned as STEAM academies—which he will oversee.
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Kickstarts Maker Projects in Local Schools
Many formal learning institutions are eager to integrate making into their curriculum, but lack the necessary funding, space, or professional development. The Kickstarting Making in Schools project aims to remedy this by helping schools develop, implement, and fundraise for maker projects.
The Maker Movement Finds its Way into Pittsburgh Classrooms
As kids head back school this fall, educators and researchers are teaming up to figure out what kids learn from tinkering, and how it may help prepare them for the future.
PSSA Scores Disappoint Public School Officials
Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent, Linda Lane, feels shocked and disappointed by PSSA testing results. Read her opinions on the issue here.
ELOs — The Answer to Closing the Achievement Gap?
NEA recommends Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) as means to increase the amount of time students spend learning.
Pittsburgh Schools Improving Despite Budget Cuts
Despite cutbacks in education budgets, Pittsburgh public schools might just be having their best year yet. The Hill District based non-profit, A+ Schools, released a report this week examining the progress of Pittsburgh public schools. The Seventh Annual Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh details in its 125 pages the achievements of individual students and […]