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Board Still Mulling Pittsburgh Superintendent’s Resume, Job

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Sarah Schneider
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90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh Public Schools board members said they met with new superintendent Anthony Hamlet, a former Florida educator, on Monday to discussinconsistencies in his resume and accusations of plagiarism.

The district personnel committee met with solicitor Ira Weiss and Hamlet at the district’s main office in Oakland.

While leaving the building, board member Sylvia Wilson said she wasn't in the meeting and couldn't comment. Other board members were escorted by school police as they left the meeting and also did not comment. 

A release from the district stated the board will meet again, but did not specify when.

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A Pittsburgh Public Schools news release says board members will meet again to discuss issues regarding new Superintendent Anthony Hamlet's resume.

"The Personnel Committee of the Board met with Dr. Anthony Hamlet today and have requested additional information from Dr. Hamlet related to his resume. The Board will continue to meet to discuss the issues that have arisen related to Dr. Hamlet’s resume."

Members of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network called issues with Hamlet’s resume a "non-story" and described the situation as a "witch hunt."

DeNeice Welch with the organization said outside the building that she fully supports Hamlet and the experience he can bring to the position.

Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, said the federation will support any candidate the board supports. She said a few percentage point discrepancies in Hamlet's resume were not a concern.

Sarah Schneider is WESA's education reporter. From early learning to higher education, Sarah is interested in students and educators working to create more equitable systems. Sarah previously worked with news outlets in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Idaho. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she worked for the school newspaper, the Daily Egyptian.
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