Pittsburgh, There are more important thing to worry about than Schenley High School

Photo: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Remember when Schenley High School was closed? In 2008. Four years ago. Remember when nearly 300 employees of the Pittsburgh Public School District (PPS) were laid off? Four months ago. Sigh. Schenley had/has a robust alumni group that vigorously protested the closure of an important institution to the East End identity. That’s fine. They are […]

Stack the Shelves: Call to Action To Support Local School Libraries During Banned Books Week

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Earlier in the week, we reported on a startling situation in Pittsburgh’s Northside – Manchester Elementary School had fewer than 40 books in their library and most were in poor condition.  More from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The librarian predicts that the 250-student school’s decaying fiction section has now grown from less than 100 usable books […]

Elementary School Library in Pittsburgh’s is Unstacked

This is an actual shot of the library.

The story broke on Facebook this week … Manchester Elementary School in Pittsburgh’s Northside has less than 40 decent fiction books for the entire school. The response has been swift. Yinzercation has written about it. Within 24 hours, over 600 people had seen that original post and over 118 people had shared it on their […]