Questioning Social-Emotional Learning

Why should parents trust PPS to provide effective social-emotional learning (SEL) to students when PPS cannot get students to read and do math at grade level? At the beginning of March, I watched current PPS board members participate in a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lesson currently taught at PPS. The demo was a lesson fromContinue reading “Questioning Social-Emotional Learning”

Our students deserve more black teachers

My daughter, a soon-to-be PPS eighth-grader, has had only one black teacher. This makes me sad because black teachers and principals played a central role in my education. I went to school at East Hills Elementary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the 1980s, many white parents bused their kids to black schools. My elementary Principal wasContinue reading “Our students deserve more black teachers”