The stigma attached to the phrase “inner-city public high school” is powerful and alienating to many students and families. It is also not accurate. I’ve just completed my sophomore year at Barack Obama Academy of International Studies, located in the former Peabody High School building in Pittsburgh’s transforming neighborhood of East Liberty. I attended a private, single-sex elementary and middle school before coming to Obama. Over the past two...
Best of luck to the water polo players in the JO Qualifier Tournament this weekend in the Reading, PA area. Tiger Water Polo's boys 18-under team plays two games Saturday at Wilson High School. First vs. Princeton and then YPRO. A match-up with Greenwich Aquatics might come tomorrow. That will be interesting.
Robert Zullo gets it wrong. CRAP on this REPORTING from the P-G. There will be INDIE candidates that come to challenge the Ds. Sure, no Rs are going to win. But there is an election in November, and you can print a retraction or go back to 9th grade civics.
The four Pittsburgh City Council incumbents appeared headed for a victory over three candidates in a hotly-contested race in today’s Democratic primary, holding considerable leads over their opponents with nearly 98 percent of precincts reporting, according to unofficial Allegheny County Elections Division results. With no Republican opponents on the ballot, all four are all but assured of keeping their seats in the November election. In District...
Step #9: Please be sure to stress the words, Don’t Procrastinate. That’s a lot more powerful than just “Push On” which is on the Cycle because someone came up to me after a presentation a long time ago and said that “Don’t Procrastinate” was too negative. Well, it may be, but it still conveys what has to be done. I did change the words on the Cycle, however, and it is good to have “Push On” on the slide since Push On conveys perseverance and persistence – two of James Heckman’s “non-cognitive skills.”
Awe showed up on the video. Actually, the slide should read: Evaluate and give yourself a treat.
We are working on Digital Badges. One of our pending Digital Badges is to test water polo knowledge. If you'd like to submit a test question for our pending test, fill out the Google Form. The question, the right answer, and wrong answers are needed.
Thanks for the consideration. Simple questions are welcomed too as most of our Summer Dreamer students are in the 4th grade and have never played water polo before.
Graduated from Penn Hills High School, 1977. Ohio University, 1982. Spent time in grad school at Baylor University. My grades 9 and 10 were at St. Fedelis HS Seminary, now closed.
Ohio University and Baylor University
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