Linda Lane http://wesa.fm en The Failure to Educate Many African American Males http://wesa.fm/post/failure-educate-many-african-american-males <p>The graduation rate for African American males in Pennsylvania is 57 percent compared to 85 percent for white males--a 28 percentage point gap, according to the latest data from the Schott Foundation for Public Education.&nbsp; Reasons for the discrepancy are complex.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 13:48:08 +0000 Charlee Song 23003 at http://wesa.fm Internet Essentials Hopes to Help Close 'Digital Divide' http://wesa.fm/post/internet-essentials-hopes-help-close-digital-divide <p>Lack of Internet access can puts some kids at an academic disadvantage, says&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Comcast and Pittsburgh Public Schools are teaming together to offer another year of “<a href="http://internetessentials.com/">Internet Essentials</a>,” an initiative that provides low-cost Internet service to low-income families.</span></p><p>“Parents may have iPads, they may have smartphones that have connectivity, they may have desktop computers that are hooked to the Internet, or laptops,” Lane said. “But then we also have children who may have little of that or none at all, so that their access to the Internet is only at school.” Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:10:21 +0000 Tim Camerato 18486 at http://wesa.fm Internet Essentials Hopes to Help Close 'Digital Divide' Pittsburgh Public Schools Reappoints Superintendent Linda Lane For Three More Years http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-public-schools-reappoints-superintendent-linda-lane-three-more-years <p>Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane has been awarded a three-year contract extension. &nbsp;</p><p>Lane, who was appointed as superintendent in December 2010, will see her salary increase to $220,000 effective September.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:09:10 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 5040 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Public Schools Reappoints Superintendent Linda Lane For Three More Years