Teacher evaluations are at the center of billionaire Bill Gates’ effort to improve public education in America.
Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s asking the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for more time to save a $40 million grant for Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Four years ago, amid great excitement, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded Pittsburgh Public Schools an extraordinary grant — $40 million to become a national model of improving teaching in the classroom.
Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Linda Lane presented her budget to the school board on Wednesday night. It includes a 75 percent cut to capital spending.