Bill of Rights http://wesa.fm en Pittsburgh Students Urge School Board To Remove 'Obstacles to Success' http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-students-urge-school-board-remove-obstacles-success <p>Pittsburgh Public Schools students are calling on the Board of Education to adopt a Student Bill of Rights to remedy what they say are inequities across the district.&nbsp;</p><p>The effort is spearheaded by TeenBloc, a coalition of student leaders and organizers in Pittsburgh’s high schools that aims to affect positive change, and A+ Schools, a community alliance for public education.&nbsp; Surveys were completed by more than 400 high school juniors and 26 principals, counselors and teacher leaders in nine PPS secondary schools.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 28405 at http://wesa.fm Original Copy of Bill of Rights Coming to Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/original-copy-bill-rights-coming-pennsylvania <p></p><p>For the first time in several decades Pennsylvanians will be able to view an original copy of the Bill of&nbsp; Rights.</p><p>It’s 1789 — Congress approves the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The states ratify the amendments December 15, 1791 and President George Washington sends a handwritten copy of the Bill of Rights to each of the 13 states. Pennsylvania’s copy goes missing in the late 1800s and New York’s copy might have been destroyed in a fire at New York’s archives.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 17:33:09 +0000 Kevin Gavin 10070 at http://wesa.fm Original Copy of Bill of Rights Coming to Pennsylvania