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Tuesday Rundown: A Roadmap to Enhanced Teacher Effectiveness?

These topics air Tuesday May 27, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA.

Join the conversation LIVE between noon & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.

Improving Teacher Effectiveness

Last week the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a roadmap to enhance teacher effectiveness in Pittsburgh Public Schools. The report was commissioned by the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and A+ schools. Joining us to address how teachers in Pittsburgh and the commonwealth can improve is Kate Walsh, CEO of the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Pittsburgh Teachers Respond

Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane calls Pittsburgh teacher absenteeism "startling," but how do the teachers respond? What do teachers think will help make them more effective? We'll pose those questions to Nina Esposito-Visgitis President of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers.

WESA Celebrates - Alan and Diana Williams

Alan and Diana Williams have opened their hearts and home to children in need for more than four decades. Their work as foster parents is profiled in this week’s WESA Celebrates.

The Business of Festivals

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season. No matter where you go there will be festivals a plenty, celebrating everything from ice cream to the arts. This week contributor Rebecca Harris looks at the business of festivals. 

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