Education Task Force
PIIN’s Education Task Force is actively engaged with community stakeholders, parents, and the faith community to establish community schools and guarantee the funding needed to provide high-quality education to every child.
Spiritual leaders of PIIN believe that congregations are community institutions and that our communities are Holy Ground. As a faith-based organization, PIIN believes that the faith community is a sacred partner with the schools.
Task Force Chair: Rev. Darlene Figgs
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Carrone Baptist Church
(Check the calendar for changes)
On Saturday, July 14, PIIN joined thousands of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union members to rally and march in support of public education funding in downtown Pittsburgh.read more
The recent passage of a community schools policy for Pittsburgh Public Schools is a huge step in the right direction for our children and our communities. In a community schools model, the school becomes the center of the community and is open to everyone– all day, every day.read more
This summer, PIIN linked arms with teachers, parents, students and community organizations in support of the Pittsburgh Public School Board and their decision to hire Dr. Anthony Hamlet as our next Superintendent.read more
Pittsburgh Public Schools just became the first school district in Pennsylvania to prohibit principals from suspending students in second grade or younger.
Pittsburgh Public Schools board members will decide Wednesday if the district will move forward with a plan to provide social services to students and the communities it serves.
Supporters of Pittsburgh Public Schools’ embattled incoming superintendent outnumbered his critics Monday and urged the Pittsburgh Public Schools board to stand by its pick despite plagiarism and apparently embellished data in his resume.
When the board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools hired Anthony Hamlet as its next superintendent, supporters hoped the move would unite the district behind a vision of Pittsburgh’s future. Instead, they worry, it has led to a divisive debate about Mr. Hamlet’s past.