Tag Archives: Pittsburgh Public Schools

Sex-Segregated Public Education Reinforces Harmful Gender and Racial Stereotypes

By Claire Throckmorton, WLP Legal Intern In 2010, the Pittsburgh Public School Board voted to separate one of its lowest performing schools, Westinghouse High School, into two single-sex academies. The decision to gender-segregate Westinghouse High School was largely influenced by … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Title IX Audit: Major Problems Found with Gender Equity Throughout the District

Last night, at the Education Committee meeting of the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Board of Directors, Title IX consultant and auditor Peg Pennepacker presented her findings following an audit of the district’s high school athletics programs. The audit looked at gender … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Title IX Audit: The Results Are In

In late 2008, the Women’s Law Project met with members of the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ board of directors and their counsel to advocate on behalf of female athletes in the district and discuss preliminary findings from Right-to-Know requests of several … Continue reading

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WLP on Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Title IX Audit

The Pittsburgh public school system is currently undergoing a Title IX audit to determine if its schools offer an equally fulfilling athletic life to the city’s girls as they do to its boys. Women’s Law Project Program Assistant Christina Cann … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Adopt Comprehensive Sex Education

Good news for Pittsburgh Public Schools! Last week, the Pittsburgh public school board voted in favor of adopting a comprehensive sex education curriculum to replace the current abstinence-only program. Community members, parents, and students have been calling for reform, and … Continue reading

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WLP and Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Title IX Audit on WTAE News

Yesterday, the Women’s Law Project was featured on Pittsburgh’s WTAE news station in a story by Sally Wiggin about the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Title IX audit. We previously blogged about the audit here. The WLP worked with the school board … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Public Schools approve Title IX audit

Last Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Board of Directors approved a comprehensive audit of the ten high schools in the district to assess their compliance with Title IX, the law that guarantees gender equity in education and athletics. … Continue reading

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