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Pittsburgh District and Curriculum

The Pittsburgh Public School District follows a new K-12 curriculum based on the Pennsylvania State Standards in Literacy (English and Language Arts) and Mathematics. Students learn how to use information in content areas and literature, effective verbal and written communication, and many ways to solve problems.

We currently cover the following Pittsburgh-area school district: Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Pittsburgh District Curriculum

The core learning areas are intended to support each other, although they are each taught as distinct subjects. The objective for Pittsburgh students is to apply literacy skills to study Math, Science and Social Studies and other areas of learning. The Math curriculum brings out abstract and quantitative reasoning abilities for students and in Science students develop a scientific way of seeing the world.

The goal is for students to be prepared for their adult lives, whether they choose to go to college or enter the workforce right after high school. They are expected to apply concepts and skills they are learning in mathematics to solve everyday problems. For example, a high school geometry student learning the relationships between size and area can use that knowledge to figure out how much material to buy to build a house. Abstract theories are connected in a “toolbox” of strategies to use in the real world.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Pittsburgh Educational News

  • Essay Content Earns Students New Bikes - Children from Pittsburgh elementary schools won free bikes from the police department in the second year of an area-wide essay contest. They wrote essays and drew pictures about things they did to help friends and neighbors, such as carrying groceries or giving toys to poor children. Some of the lucky winners gave their bikes away to share their good fortune.
  • Athletics at Obama Academy - Seniors at this east Pittsburgh high school won most of the matches in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League's first swim meet of 2013. Their winning strategy involves perseverance, taking turns to participate in all events, and working together to help everyone on the team excel. The team is competing in its first season in the WPIAL.
  • High School Choirs in Reality Show Concert - USA Networks filmed high school students in a Pittsburgh area school for the Spring 2013 season. The schools choirs and audience during their winter concert will be featured in an upcoming reality TV show, which was quite an exciting event and leaves everyone asking, can fame be far behind?

Pittsburgh Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed

SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.

Chalk Talk: Why Are Literacy and Math Essential Learning?

Students often ask questions like "Why do I have to study algebra?' or "Why do I have to read this play?" This is especially true when they plan to go right into the workforce after high school. While the boss may not test employees on solving quadratic equations or the cast of characters in Romeo and Juliet, he or she will expect workers to be able to follow directions in a manual, use strategies to troubleshoot problems, or apply what they learn in new situations. At the heart of all these abilities are literacy and math knowledge.