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Articles in Pittsburgh Public Schools

Brashear After School 2016-17

May 24, 2017 – 4:55 pm | 450 views
P1040335 Brashear High School students celebrated International Women's Day (and Women's History Month!) by talking about special women in their lives.

Perry Community Day

May 16, 2017 – 6:00 pm | 240 views
IMG_0590 On May 16, 2017, Pittsburgh Perry Students Kara Anderson, Chereigna Jones, and Robert Hawkins hosted a live stream from Pittsburgh Perry Community Day, a part of Remake Learning Days.

Pittsburgh Perry Broadcasting Class: Preservation Podcast

May 16, 2017 – 2:33 pm | 488 views
P1040305 During the 2016/2017 school year, students in the broadcasting class at Pittsburgh Perry in association with the Young Preservationist Association and SLB Radio, learned about the history of the Northside, as well as holding discussions about their neighborhoods and communities.

YMAP Westinghouse Community Clean Up Day!

April 21, 2017 – 3:38 pm | 418 views
P1040467 On Friday, April 21st from 9 to 11 AM, Westinghouse students took to the streets with gloves and garbage bags to clean up the trash around their school. This group of ninth graders were are part of the Youth Media Advocacy Project, a program that encourages students to express themselves and identify issues in their community they wish to change. In this case, students were concerned by the amount of garbage and litter in the neighborhood around their school, and decided to create an event to help change that.

Brashear After School: Sanctuary Status

January 18, 2017 – 4:02 pm | 455 views
P1040010 With Pittsburgh Public Schools looking like it may declare itself a "sanctuary" school district (which became official shortly thereafter), Brashear students discussed what that status would mean to their school and to their peers - a conversation that is particularly applicable because of Brashear's large population of students who speak English as a second language.

Pittsburgh King 2016: Audio Message Exchange – Episode #2

May 10, 2016 – 2:04 pm | 802 views
IMG_2720 Students at both Pittsburgh King and Clairton Middle School continued to send each other audio messages these past two weeks, asking about their school cafeteria food, school basketball teams, and what is the best place in their neighborhood?

Interview: Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh, “Colors of the Rainbow”

May 7, 2016 – 7:15 am | 685 views
Dancing Classrooms Finals 2015 From 05/07/2016: Mark Rogalsky previews Dancing Classrooms Pittsburgh's next match-up at Pittsburgh Allderdice, 5/14 at 10am.

Pittsburgh King 2016: Blackman V Dr. Truth – Dawn of the Odd Squad

April 26, 2016 – 10:36 am | 799 views
IMG_2746 Middle schoolers at Pittsburgh King revisited the radio studio, this time writing character biographies for their very own super hero alter-egos (names, powers, weaknesses). The students then told the story of their dramatic origins, as well as that of their arch-villain's!

YES: MACS Shoe Drive

April 9, 2016 – 10:55 am | 740 views
IMG_1142 From 04/09/2016: Attallah Moore (13), Amira Jackson (13), and Siani Adams (14) of Manchester Academic Charter School talking about their class shoe drive. Pickup locations include Manchester Youth & Development Center, Fox Chapel Yacht Club, and the Thelma Lovette YMCA.

Pittsburgh King 2016: The Maltese Falcon

March 29, 2016 – 11:34 am | 992 views
IMG_2692 Middle school students from Pittsburgh King returned to the Saturday Light Brigade radio studio to record the hair-raising opening from the film noir classic, "The Maltese Falcon."