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Pittsburgh Schools Create High School Reform Task Force
This late spring Pittsburgh Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt declared the formation of the Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force. The Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will be contained instruction experts, private establishments, business experts, guardians, and network individuals. The Task Force will examine the present practices in the Pittsburgh Schools and figure out what the best way to deal with secondary school change ought to be. Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will be liable for assessing and at last overhauling Pittsburgh Schools’ secondary schools as a major aspect of Pittsburgh Schools’ “Greatness for All” change plan. The “Greatness for All” plan expects to improve the scholastic execution and increment graduation rates in all Pittsburgh Schools.
The most significant objective of the “Greatness for All” change plan is to build the graduation rate by 10 percent before the finish of the 2008-2009 school year. Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will lead change with the goal that secondary school understudies will have the chances to prevail after secondary school. The principle fundamental of the “Greatness for All” change plan is that all understudies regardless of what their age, understanding or foundation can accomplish quality training. The Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will assess training in secondary schools dependent on six primary standards. These standards will be utilized to manage the adjustments in the secondary schools: customized learning condition; scholastic commitment everything being equal; enabled instructors; responsible pioneers; connected with networks and youth and an incorporated arrangement of educational plan, guidance, and evaluation bolsters.
Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force Members and Funding
The Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will be driven mutually by Jan Ripper, Principal on Special Assignment for secondary school change and Dr. Lynn Spampinato, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction, Assessment, and Accountability. Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will visit and watch strategies utilized in broadly perceived secondary schools in urban revolves around the US to figure out which procedures would be useful to Pittsburgh Schools. Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will be financed fundamentally through an award of $255,000 from the
Reserve in Excellence in the Pittsburgh Schools.
The Fund in Excellence in the Pittsburgh Schools is an as of late made by a nearby establishment. The debut occasion for the Pittsburgh Schools High School Reform Task Force will be a gathering with eminent instructor Dr. Willard R. Daggett, President of the International Center for Leadership in Education.
The present individuals from the Task Force are: Dara Ware Allen – Executive Director, YouthWorks, Inc.; Seppy Basili – Senior Vice President, Kaplan K12 Learning Services; Dr. Charles Blocksidge – Vice President of Organizational Development/Frieda G. Shapira Center for Learning, Community College of Allegheny County; Susan Brownlee – Executive Director, The Grable Foundation; Honorable Kevin E. Cooper – Pittsburgh District Judge; Joseph Dominic – Director, Education Program, The Heinz Endowments; George Gensure – Executive Board Member and Staff Member, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers; Dr. Cecilia Griffin Golden – Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh; Ruth Howze – PPS Parent Representative; Rufus Jordan – Executive Board Member and Staff Member, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers; Jeffrey Laurenson – PPS High School Teacher, Brashear High School; Dr. Alan Lesgold – Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh; David J. Malone – President and CEO, Gateway Financial; Chairman of PA Workforce Investment Board; Dr. Indira Nair – Vice Provost for Education, Carnegie Mellon University; Ronald D. Painter – Chief Executive Officer, Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board; Jeanne Pearlman – Senior Program Officer for Education and the Arts, The Pittsburgh Foundation; Gregory K. Peaslee – Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Construction and Property Management, UPMC; Douglas Silinski – PPS Parent Representative; Linda Serody – PPS Parent Representative; Gregory R. Spencer – President and CEO, Randall Enterprises, LLC; Former Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Equitable Resources, Inc. ; Michael T. Thorson – Former Principal of Creative And Performing Arts (CAPA) High School; Doris Carson Williams – President, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania; and Yolanda C. Wilkins – PPS Arlington Academy (ALA) Teacher; Former PPS High School Teacher
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