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February 2017

Recent openings

CLASSROOM TEACHER Pittsburgh K-5 Charter School searching for highly qualified PA certified and or experienced classroom teachers. Please submit cover letter, resume and three letters of reference with FBI, Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances to jobs@urbanacademypgh.org noting Classroom Teacher in the subject bar. READING SPECIALIST Pittsburgh K-5 Charter School is searching for highly qualified [...]

December 2015

With little public attention, Urban Academy becomes model of success

Every morning, a little after 8 a.m., a soaring, echoing rendition of more than 100 children singing “I Believe I Can Fly” echoes through the halls of the Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh. Posters of historical figures such as Langston Hughes, Ethel Waters and Shirley Chisholm hang on the walls of the cafeteria as the [...]

Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh moving to new building

Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh charter school will be relocating from its current space at the former B'nai Israel Synogogue in East Liberty to a larger site in Larimer for next school year. The Pittsburgh Public Schools board approved the charter amendment in a 5-4 vote Wednesday night. Board president Regina Holley and directors Cynthia [...]

Charter school splits from Urban League, will relocate

The city's oldest charter school is striking out on its own after 17 years under the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. The recently renamed Urban Academy of Greater Pittsburgh is detaching from the nonprofit and moving to a new location from its facility in East Liberty. “It's just like having a child — the child's [...]

Charter schools seeking piece of expedited state funds for schools and social service

Charter schools seeking piece of expedited state funds for schools and social service