Patrick Dowd http://wesa.fm en Life of Learning Forum: Investment in Pre-K Critical to Future Educational Success http://wesa.fm/post/life-learning-forum-investment-pre-k-critical-future-educational-success <p></p><p>Last week, a panel of experts gathered at the Community Broadcast Center to discuss what the future of the learning/education system should look like to be as effective as possible for the region’s children. The public forum tackled a range of questions from the audience, including the state of early childhood education.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:55:52 +0000 Deanna Garcia 26261 at http://wesa.fm Life of Learning Forum: Investment in Pre-K Critical to Future Educational Success City Councilman Dowd to Resign, Take Helm of New Education Nonprofit http://wesa.fm/post/city-councilman-dowd-resign-take-helm-new-education-nonprofit <p>Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd announced Monday that he will be stepping down from his elected office to become the first executive director of “Allies for Children.”</p><p>Having served 5 ½ years on council, Dowd will resign next month. A special election for his replacement is expected in November.</p><p>Dowd, a former educator and member of the Pittsburgh Board of Education (2003-07), said “Allies for Children” is an opportunity to return to his love of educating children.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:07:59 +0000 Michael Lynch 11606 at http://wesa.fm City Councilman Dowd to Resign, Take Helm of New Education Nonprofit Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Patrick Dowd http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-essential-pittsburgh-patrick-dowd <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsburgh City Councilman </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Patrick Dowd</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> started out as a historian and while he's no longer in academia his reading still reflects that background. Dowd talks with </span>WESA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Morning Edition Host </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Josh Raulerson</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about his&nbsp; reading selections which include historical nonfiction mixed with fiction "with a historical bent."</span></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:20:39 +0000 Heather McClain 9922 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes on Essential Pittsburgh: Patrick Dowd Patrick Dowd: What's Next for the City? http://wesa.fm/post/patrick-dowd-whats-next-city <p>Pittsburgh City Councilman <strong>Patrick Dowd</strong> discusses police force improvements council members would like to see and what Mayor Ravenstahl's decision not to run for reelection means for the city. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:57:26 +0000 Heather McClain 2258 at http://wesa.fm Patrick Dowd: What's Next for the City? Pittsburgh Council Approves More Money for New Financial System http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-council-approves-more-money-new-financial-system <div class="field-item even"><p>Pittsburgh has spent roughly $4 million since 2010 to merge its financial management system with Allegheny County's, and City Council on Wednesday approved $150,000 additional dollars for its new electronic database. Final approval is expected next&nbsp;Tuesday.</p><p>Pittsburgh Innovation Performance Manager Chuck Half said when it's implemented, the "JD Edwards" financial system from the software company Oracle, will save Pittsburgh money every time the city cuts a check to a city employee, a vendor, or a&nbsp;pensioner.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 02:25:01 +0000 Noah Brode 2155 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Council Approves More Money for New Financial System