Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pittsburgh Peabody Stakeholders Meeting

Pittsburgh Peabody Stakeholders Meeting 

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: Bloomfield-Garfield Corp. (BGC) Community Activity Center, 113 N. Pacific Avenue (Garfield) 

Yes, We Can! Create Educational Change

Whether you’re a parent, a banker, an economic development/social service agency leader, a funder, a government employee, a student, a school district staff person, a community member or a civil rights leader you need to yell out -- Yes, we can restructure the educational system in the East End in order to better serve all children! Especially for those children whose current educational status leaves them unable to effectively compete in the new American economy. 

This is an historical time in the East End, and a major restructuring of the public educational system needs to occur. Your time and input is critical to the creation of a positive outcome that is a win-win for all. 

In collaboration with Pittsburgh Public Schools, there will be two critical meetings, one on January 28th and another on February 4th. The agendas for the meetings and the January 7, 2009 meeting notes are included with this mailing. 

We ask that you attend these meetings and -- listen and provide input. 

Agenda for Jan. 28 meeting:

1. Welcome  

2. Information item -- Director Thomas Sumpter Jr., District 3 School Board Member, acceptance of an invitation to meet at the BGC Community Activity Center on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

3. Overview of the January 7, 2009 meeting notes

4. Pittsburgh Public Schools sharing of the International Baccalaureate plan, the roster list of the committee members and the data that the International Baccalaureate committee utilized to inform their decision.  Other relevant PPS data will also be shared

5. Parameters that guide the work of the Pittsburgh Public Schools and how they relate to the Pittsburgh Peabody Community discussion process.

6. Creation of a collaborative planning process that engages the Pittsburgh Westinghouse, Pittsburgh Peabody, and International Baccalaureate Working Groups

7. Timing and communication with families and community members

8. Concrete next steps to the planning process

9. Adjourn


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