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Public participation encouraged in SciTech Academy session

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 20, 2014) Pittsburgh Public Schools parents and other members of the community are welcome to attend the fourth meeting of Mayor William Peduto’s Education Task Force tomorrow evening, and share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh.

The public testimony will be used to help compile a report to Pittsburgh City Council on the task force’s findings. Before the report is issued, a fifth and final meeting of the task force is planned with Mayor Peduto.

The task force, named in February, brought together all education stakeholders in Pittsburgh for the first time in decades. It has grown into a collaborative and positive effort among elected officials, leaders in education, representatives from the foundation community, community members, the teachers union and others.

It also includes three current and former Pittsburgh Public Schools students. One of the students, Stephen O’Brion, suggested that Tuesday’s meeting be held at a PPS facility, the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, in North Oakland.

WHAT: Mayor’s Education Task Force Meeting

WHERE: SciTech Academy, 107 Thackeray St., North Oakland

WHEN: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014