Monday, November 16, 2015

Fwd: 2015 Report to the Community on Public School Progress

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Date: Nov 16, 2015 12:00 PM
Subject: 2015 Report to the Community on Public School Progress
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2015 Report to the Community on 
Public School Progress in Pittsburgh
Graduation and Promise eligibility up; gaps persist in achievement, attendance and suspensions

Dear supporter of public education in Pittsburgh,

Today, we released our Annual Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh. I wanted to share with you some progress that's been made over the past four years that are a testament to the hard work of so many in our district to focus on getting students prepared for college and career. But that joy over the progress made is also tempered with some significant challenges for our students.

Change is difficult, but not impossible. Graduation rates are up. More of our schools are showing contributions to academic growth that exceed state averages. Performance on the Keystones is improving. This is a testament to the hard work of teachers, students, and parents in the past years. 

While we commend the district for the progress it is making, there are some sobering trends in the data that call for urgent action. Sadly, half of our tested third graders, 827 students, are not reading at grade level by third grade, leaving them behind in the coming years when they need to read to learn.  

Over the next few days parents and caregivers with children enrolled in Pittsburgh Public Schools and under the age of five will have the report mailed directly to them. We urge you to get the facts, visit a school, and get involved to help improve our schools.

We would be happy to discuss the results with your school, community group or place of worship. Click here to request (scroll down) a presentation or call our offices at 412.697.1298



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