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We have four primary goals at Pittsburgh Public Schools:
  • To accelerate student achievement
  • To eliminate racial disparities in achievement;
  • To create positive school and district culture; and
  • To foster innovation.
While many factors contribute to accelerating student achievement, teachers are the most important school-based factor, which is why we are working hard to have an effective teacher in every classroom, every day.
 
As we tackle one of the District’s longest-standing achievement issues – eliminating racial disparities – we are focused on staff training, a culturally relevant curriculum, and other measures in our Equity plan, Equity: Getting to All, which will help ALL of our students achieve excellence.
 
Creating positive school and District culture  means making decisions that ensure our students will be able to take advantage of The Pittsburgh Promise.  We are refocusing on milestones that are critical to a student's academic success: kindergarten readiness, ensuring third graders are reading on grade level, algebra readiness by high school and college and career ready. 
 
And, finally, we want to foster innovation in Pittsburgh so that we can attract and retain the best students and teachers. We know that public schools play a key role in a vibrant economy and community, and we hope to do our part by ensuring a more educated city population that contributes to the local economy.
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