Wilkinsburg Case Study: Innovative Learning Solutions
Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves
Wilkinsburg School District is a small, urban district that serves roughly 1,000 students in the Pittsburgh community of Wilkinsburg, PA. It is made up of two schools: Kelly Elementary and Turner Elementary. Through a partnership established in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Public School District, Wilkinsburg students in grades 7-12 attend state-of-the-art Pittsburgh Westinghouse Academy for middle and high school.
Superintendent Dr. Linda Iverson joined the staff in 2016 and has implemented a number of changes to transform student educational experience and increase overall district quality.
Let’s get down to Business
The Wilkinsburg School District has struggled to prepare students for increased rigor of the PSSA (Pennsylvania state assessment) over the past few years. District Math test scores over the past several years show an increase in students scoring below basic up to the 2015-16 school year. However, thanks to new leadership, strategic goal-setting and tracking, and implementation of innovative solutions, the district is already showing growth in the 2016-17 school year.
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