Why the change in PSP weighting makes no scence.
Students express their dislike of the new district start time for high schools.
Students protest buget cuts at capitol building in Harrisburg on Valentines day. Protesters hope Governor Corbet will fall in love with Public Education
The ‘last in, first out’ policy is one that is applied to education when it comes to teacher layoffs in numerous states across the United States, and unfortunately Pennsylvania is one of them. This long contentious issue is now thrust into the spotlight again as schools across the country face tough decisions on cutting teachers when their budgets are being slashed. While the origins of the role of seniority in teacher layoffs are lost going back many years, the motivations for the policy are more…
Dozens of students speak on behalf on Mr. Lee at school board meeting in defence of his job.
The next school year will see larger class sizes, scarcer funds for sports and clubs, and the prospect of further cuts down the road.
Of the more than 400 positions to be eliminated district-wide, 18.5 will come in the form of cut teacher jobs at Allderdice next school year. The retirement of a number of teachers, whose positions won’t be filled, will ease but not end the reductions to each department. Every department, save physical education, student services, and art, will be affected.
Educators and district officials weigh in on the budget crisis forcing sweeping changes across the Pittsburgh Public Schools.
It’s time to talk rationally about the budget cuts. As much as the district and the school try to squeeze savings out of an admittedly anemic budget in order to stave off cuts that hit classrooms, eventually the budget crisis is going to effect students. That’s if students aren’t beginning to feel the pinch already.
The district’s budget cuts have left Allderdice conserving supplies and other, more unfortunate schools pondering their uncertain futures.