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Whether or not one has children enrolled in the Pittsburgh Public School District, the quality of our public schools is an issue which affects us all. The health and future of our city is inextricably tied to the health and future of our schools. Right now, the District has the challenge of trying to close a $50 million budget gap while still achieving their vision that “80% of Pittsburgh Public Schools students earn a post-secondary degree or workforce certification.”

The District has embarked on a process called Envisioning Education Excellence: A Plan for All of Pittsburgh’s Students to address how to deliver a 21st Century education to all students. Part of this process is to seek more community engagement to assist in future decision making and to evaluate proposed actions. The District has set up a short, 10-minute survey to garner community feedback. You do not need to have a child in the Pittsburgh Public School District to take this survey. All city residents are encouraged to take part.

You can make your voice heard here. The survey closes on June 7th.

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