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Leadership in an Unscripted Future: Dialogues on Preparing Students to Innovate
Posted 07/02/2012 11:27AM

On May 23, Winchester Thurston’s 125th anniversary culminated in true WT fashion: by looking forward. Seven distinguished alumnae/i returned to WT for an array of festivities held throughout the day, crowned by an exhilarating evening forum that enthralled a crowd filling the Upper School’s Hilda Willis Room.

Entitled “Leadership in an Unscripted Future: Dialogues on Preparing Students to Innovate,” the forum featured WT’s seven alumnae/i guests and the school’s dynamic Advisory Board.

“We are in the midst of an educational revolution, preparing our students for a world marked by vast unpredictable change,” said Head of School Gary Niels. “A rigorous academic learning environment is certainly essential to developing the next generation of scholars, citizens, and entrepreneurs, but so is an environment that instills critical dispositions and habits of mind that develop visionary, ethical…effective leaders.”

Applying a kaleidoscopic range of perspectives, the panel rose to the challenge of defining and dissecting foremost elements of leadership exuberantly and with passion. Kathleen Buechel, Vice President of Winchester Thurston School’s Board of Trustees, served as moderator. The two-hour dialogue touched on three key themes: “Vision When There Is No Roadmap,” “Knowledge Building for Frontier Shaping and Problem Solving,” and “Moral and Ethical Leadership in an Unscripted World.” Drawing the discussion to a close at the end of the evening, Buechel spoke for many when she observed, “If the indication of the quality of this conversation is a measure of what’s gone on here during the last 125 years, then…Winchester Thurston is a rocket on its way to making new paths…in this very much unscripted world.”

Reflections from the Panelists

Elizabeth Baker Keffer ’80, on The Atlantic’s turnaround from deficit to dynamism: “It’s a story of needing to run toward change. We realized…if we were defending, we would be losing, so to defend the print property wasn’t going to be a strategy that would be successful for us. We defined ourselves at that point as a digital-first media company, and…catapulted ourselves into the 21st century.”

Audrey Russo: “The piece about confronting, rather than running away, is woven into everything. Don’t be afraid of these transitions.”

Catherine Widgery ’71: “Picasso…was a monster….and yet he created work that we wouldn’t want to be without. We see a kind of darkness that touches us deeply and maybe in part we see, in fact, something we’ve disowned in ourselves. And let me tell you, the dark is where there is tremendous energy, tremendous creativity.”

Nathaniel Doyno ’01, on being welcomed by established business and community leaders: “[Their message was], ‘It’s OK to be scared and it’s OK not to know…We want you here because that’s fresh perspective and you don’t have to unlearn as much.’ I think that’s absolutely one of the most important things about emerging leadership and what WT does…that we could come and ask questions, that we could be uncomfortable. I think there’s a real power in being functionally uncomfortable.”

Zoë Malka Leinhardt ’94, on testing hypotheses about the formation and evolution of planets and small bodies. “This whole process took about four years to do from inception to publication, and the reason this was successful was because we had a long term vision and a big picture that all of us got into, and we had the tenacity to see it through…It’s very important to think outside of the box, but it’s also very important to think around the box…it may not be a solution to that problem, but it may get you to your goal in a different way. I think it’s also very important to teach how to make a community successful…so if somebody is falling behind, then somebody needs to help that person…everybody has to succeed, not just a select few.”

Angela Ambroz ’01: “As Yoda said, ‘you must unlearn what you have learned.’ And I think that’s perfect for the work I do. The ultimate lesson is approaching a problem with the assumption that you’re probably the dumb one, and that you need to learn what’s going on… Angela Ambroz ’01: “I think there’s been an obsession on success based on conventional dimensions…and so as a general philosophical [approach] we need to teach that failure is a good thing, or [can] lead to good things…there are many alternative paths that are also very cool and fruitful.”

Nancy Kamin Schlossberg ’47: “I think the most important thing that a school should do is to keep hope alive and to remember that there is a lifetime of possibilities.”

Jonathan Mahone ’95: “To me, leadership is about coming together and finding the strength in each other and our callings and bringing that all together for one thing!”

Aradhna Dhanda: ““I did not get a lot of creativity in school. I learned how to memorize and spit it out…What artists do is capture the visionary aspect of leadership so wonderfully. All leaders throughout history dream big…delicious, ferocious dreams…but…the best dreamers, the best leaders, also act.”

Jim Roddey, “All leaders are great communicators…There could not be two more different people ever created than Patton and Gandhi, and yet both were great communicators.”

Janera Solomon: “Slice that fear right out of your body. Leadership is evolving. You’re not a great leader all the time in every moment… People see something, but don’t ask the question about why it is the way it is, or how it came to be that way, and definitely not ‘what can I do about it?’ I’d love to see kids just be encouraged to be disciplined about being curious.”

John Keeler on Abraham Lincoln: “He selected the right people; he had a passion; he had vision; he had the strategic ability to put things together; he persevered, and there was some luck.”

Judith Hallinen: “[All children] need someone to help them find their passion, and to support them in getting to that passion no matter what, and to believe in them.”

Claudine Schneider ’65: “It was my father who told me I could do anything I wanted to do, and it was my husband who came up with the idea that I should run for Congress—and you’re talking to a feminist here. But I think it’s important to understand the roles that daddies play in little girls’ homes, and I think the same holds true for mothers and little boys.”

Patrick Dowd: “Provocation. I think it’s important that every day students be provoked—provoked to figure out what they care about, what it is they’re passionate about, provoked to think not about themselves but about a larger community, whatever that might mean…provoked in lots and lots of ways. And also for instructors to recognize that they should be provoked back.”

Distinguished Guests, Dynamic Panelists

Angela Ambroz ’01
Research Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab’s Global Offices at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Baker Keffer ’80
Vice President, The Atlantic and Atlantic LIVE

Dr. Zoë Malka Leinhardt ’94
Astrophysicist, STFC Advanced Fellow, School of Physics, University of Bristol

Jonathan Mahone ’95
Performance Artist, Actor, Diversity Educator

Nancy Kamin Schlossberg, Ph.D. ’47
Professor emerita, University of Maryland, author, consultant, expert on adult transitions

Claudine Schneider ’65
Former Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives (RI), consultant, Emmy-winning producer, author, and lecturer on energy issues and other global challenges

Catherine Widgery ’71
World renowned installation artist



Winchester Thurston School Advisory Board

Heather Arnet, Executive Director, Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania

Carol R. Brown, Founding President and CEO, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Esther L. Bush, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Ronald Cole-Turner, H. Parker Sharp Chair of Theology and Ethics, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Aradhna Dhanda, President and CEO, Leadership Pittsburgh Inc.

Patrick Dowd,
Member of City Council, Pittsburgh City Council District 7

Nathaniel Doyno 01, Director, Business Development, AllFacilities Energy Group

Lee B. Foster, President and CEO, L.B. Foster Company

Judith Hallinen, Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Outreach; Director, Leonard Gelfand Center for Outreach and Service Learning, Carnegie Mellon University

Tori Haring-Smith, President, Washington and Jefferson College

John T.S. Keeler, Dean and Professor, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Jim Roddey, Chairman, Allegheny County Republican Committee, Former Chief Executive, Allegheny County

Alan J. Russell, Highmark Distinguished Career Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Audrey Russo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pittsburgh Technology Council

Lisa Schroeder, Executive Director, Riverlife Task Force

Steven Sokol, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

Tom Sokolowski
, Arts Innovator, Former Director, The Andy Warhol Museum

Janera Solomon, Executive Director, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Jane Werner,  Executive Director, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

 


Juniors Dialogue with Distinguished Alumnae/i

The junior class took full advantage of the opportunity to meet with WT’s distinguished alumnae/i guests. They listened raptly as the alums candidly shared struggles and successes, and offered sage advice peppered with reflection, encouragement, and dollops of humor.

Responding to a question about research, University of Bristol astrophysicist Zoë Malka Leinhardt ’94 said, “I’m working with…collaborators from Japan, England, and the U.S.…investigating how planets form around binary stars.” Citing differences in both cultural and scientific backgrounds, she said, “The most challenging thing is not the research, but trying to get the team to work together.”

Elizabeth Baker Keffer ’80, who remembers WT for being challenging and for encouraging close relationships with teachers, revealed that the two qualities she prizes most in prospective employees are force of intellect and spirit of generosity. The Atlantic Vice President also urged students to gain international experience: “Take opportunities when they present themselves!”

Angela Ambroz ’01 gave students a philosophical nugget rooted in Buddhism—“Fake it till you make it”—and advised them to “become illuminati.” The research manager of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also counseled students not to panic about the college process and encouraged them to find their own path, perhaps taking a gap year to discover their passions.

“I learned more at Winchester Thurston than I did in college,” said Claudine Schneider ’65, the first woman from Rhode Island elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, adding that WT instilled in her the drive to set her sights higher—a quality that has shaped her life. The key to leadership, Schneider told students, is optimism.

Nancy Kamin Schlossberg ’47, an expert on adult transitions, forged a long and respected career as a professor of counseling psychology. Now a Professor Emerita, she has authored nine books on adult transitions. Schlossberg spoke about working through “non-event transitions”—when expected events don’t happen—and counseled them to remember that one’s goals change throughout education and life.

“For every time you’re accepted, you are rejected 10 times,” said world-renowned installation artist Catherine Widgery ’71, stressing the importance of passion, persistence, and resilience. In answer to students’ questions about how WT prepared her for her career, the Yale graduate credits WT for giving her the tools to be rigorous and to constantly seek to improve herself and her work.

Jonathan Mahone ’95, a performance artist, actor, and diversity educator, told students, “People will see you through their lenses, so what’s important is how you see yourself. The choice is always there. You have a choice…every day.” The first African American male to graduate from Winchester Thurston, Mahone—who shelved law school aspirations to pursue his passion for art and working with children—told students, “You only live once. Some people want to start living when they retire. That’s the craziest thing. Live it now. Don’t wait—your life is happening right now.”

 

City as Our Campus Celebration

WT’s distinguished alumnae/i guests joined a standing-room-only audience of City as Our Campus partners, WT trustees, students, and faculty for the second annual City as Our Campus Celebration. Faculty and students involved in City as Our Campus community-based learning programs shared the work they have done in the 2011-2012 school year.

A select group of seniors presented an overview of the work they’ve completed in the new Research Science course, taught by Mr. Graig Marx, in which students design and implement independent research projects in close collaboration with community mentors. Maya Muenzer detailed her work on viral oncology at the Hillman Cancer Center; Devin Kalanish and Emily Onorato discussed working with local experts to explore the potential effects from Marcellus Shale fracking.

Seniors Lisa Fierstein and Elizabeth Friedman—working together with a local artist to oversee the creation of a mural in the Hill District as part of their project for Dr. Michael Naragon’s Urban Research and Design course—shared their findings about art therapy and community process.

Seniors Michael Booker, Maya Muenzer, Michael Curry, and Rebecca Greenhouse talked about their hands-on learning through the organization and participation in service opportunities in Braddock, PA, and how it circles back to the scholarly investigations of urban renewal in the classroom.

Other featured projects included the Lower School’s Immigrant Stories with the “Saturday Light Brigade” radio show; a third grade community service project in Braddock; the sixth grade Fiber Art Tree with the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; a Middle School Marine Biology elective with the PPG Aquarium; Never Will We See Another Butterfly, a video on genocide that includes the eighth grade study of the Holocaust, in collaboration with Global Solutions Pittsburgh; English teacher Patrice Alexander’s new course, “Memes, Music, and Language” with Hip Hop On L.O.C.K; 3-D Animation with Pittsburgh Filmmakers; and the Upper School’s “Bad Idea Bears,” two of the puppets designed and created by students for the Upper School musical, Avenue Q, under the guidance of professional puppeteer Jim Martin and his wife, Crystal.

Director of City as Our Campus Teresa DeFlitch says, “Indeed, the number of projects continues to grow as we look toward another successful City as Our Campus year. In fact, not all projects were featured during the event; what looks like an exhaustive list is merely the tip of the iceberg. In the Fall of 2012, look for the launch of a City as Our Campus website that will highlight and archive information about all projects, including photos and summaries, as well as resources for educators.”

WT in the News -- links to features in local and national publications:

North Hills Monthly, October 2014: Student Exchange Programs Provide Immersion into Different Cultures

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 26, 2014: Soccer Scoring Leaders

MSASports.net, September 17, 2014: MSA Sports Top Ten -- WPIAL Boys Soccer

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 16, 2014: Winchester Thurston remains perfect

Tribune Review, September 16, 2014: Serra boys soccer preps for early-season clash

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 9, 2014: Boys Soccer: Winchester Thurston off to fine start

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 26, 2014: Boys Soccer: 2014 East Season Preview

TABLE Magazine, Fall 2014: Higher Learning

Tribune Review, July 30, 2014: Steel City rowers shine at USRowing Club nationals

New Pittsburgh Courier, June 13, 2014: Jazz on the Water: Humphries boat ride raises thousands for scholarships

food-management.com, June 3, 2014: Kinder-Gardeners

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 22, 2014: Winchester Thurston pair advance

WESA, May 16, 2014: High Schoolers Build Drones To Detect Gas Leaks, Measure Air Quality

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 1, 2014: Boys Tennis: Winchester Thurston doubles teams claims WPIAL silver

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 23, 2014: Track: Several Winchester Thurston athletes shining

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 13, 2014: Rachel Carson's silence

NEXTpittsburgh, March 10, 2014: Chatham U and WT Students working on design of Oakland sites

Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (OPDC), February 19, 2014: Oakland development opportunities attract burgeoning architects, young urbanists

Oakland development opportunities attract burgeoning architects, young urbanists - See more at: http://www.opdc.org/news/oakland-potential-attracts-burgeoning-architects-young-urbanists/#sthash.mhLnwnHG.dpuf

Pittsburgh City Paper BLOGH, January 23, 2014: Local student weigh in on Hazelwood development

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 9, 2014: Winchester Thurston emerges as challenger for section title

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 10, 2013: Photo Journal: PIAA Girls Cross Country - 2013 Top A Finishers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 10, 2013: Photo Journal: PIAA Boys Cross Country - 2013 Top A Finishers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 10, 2013: Field Hockey: Parity likely to continue in Class AA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 3, 2013: Field Hockey: Winchester Thurston hope to build on success

MSA Sports Network, Ocotber 29, 2013: North Allegheny & Shady Side Academy Back on Top in WPIAL Girls Field Hockey

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 29, 2013: WPIAL girls field hockey championships: North Allegheny, Shady Side slip by

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 27, 2013: Winchester Thurston looks for sweep against Shady Side Academy

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 25, 2013: Photo Journal: WPIAL A Boys Soccer Playoffs - Winchester Thurston vs. Carlynton

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 20, 2013: Field Hockey: Winchester Thurston top seed in WPIAL Class AA tournament

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 13, 2013: Field Hockey: Winchester Thurston having outstanding season

Tribune Review, October 10, 2013: Fox Chapel resident shines in goal for Winchester Thurston field hockey, lacrosse

Pop City, October 9, 2013: Students all over Pittsburgh design mobile apps at Winchester Thurston's App Lab

Tribune Review, October 8, 2013: Students provide sunshine on rainy Kane carnival day in McKeesport

Tribune Review, October 4, 2013: Winchester Thurston boys edge GCC in double OT

North Hills Monthly, October 2013: Joyful, Active Learning Environments Build 21st Century Skills

UrbanMediaToday.com, September 6, 2013: Using Hip Hop to Educate

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 29, 2013: A newsmaker you should know: Winchester Thurston's North Hills campus director is up for a challenge

Tribune Review, August 26, 2013: McCandless native gets big break with prison show

Pop City, August 7, 2013: Thinking of the city as your campus

The Jewish Chronicle, June 27, 2013: Winchester Thurston School's Hometown High Q Team

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 11, 2013: Photo journal: The Winchester Thurston girls' lacrosse team

The Jewish Chronicle, May 9, 2013: Winchester Thurston School's Hometown High Q Team

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2, 2013: Winchester Thurston boy's tennis pair loses touch match at WPIALs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 11, 2013: Winchester Thurston's tennis program flowers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 29, 2013: Girls Basketball All-Section Teams

Pop City, March 27, 2013: Taking computer science outside the lab

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 14, 2013: NAACP chief to Pittsburgh youth: Principled people hold the power

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 9, 2013: Saturday Poem The Exorcism of Laura Briggs By Carrie Mannino

North Hills Monthly, March 2013: Summer Language Camps Make Learning FUN

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 4, 2013: Winchester Thurston was rooting for Vincentian; sophomore LoNero passed 600 points

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 4, 2013: 4 middle school make Science Bowl finals

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 22, 2013: WPIAL Quarterfinals Preview: Boys and Girls Playoffs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 21, 2013: CISV International gives 11-year-old chance to experience life in other cultures

MSAsports.net, February 21, 2013: WPIAL Basketball Playoff Recaps

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 7, 2013: Northbound Trail project moving ahead at Winchester Thurston North

Pittsburghiskidsburgh.com, January 31 2013: Taking computer science outside the lab

Tribune Review, January 31, 2013: Winchester Thurston Elementary students help plan, construct outdoor learning area

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 20, 2013: The Next Page: The 14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Awards

Tribune Review, January 17, 2013: Winchester Thurston routs Geibel

North Hills Patch, January 15, 2013: Winchester Thurston North’s Student-Forged “Northbound Trail” Provides Cross-curricular Education Experience

Video: WQED's Horizons, November 6, 2012

Cerise Press, Fall/Winter 2012-12: The Music of Coping -- Bitter Acoustic by Sharon Fagan McDermott

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 25, 2012: Photo journal: Winchester Thurston soccer, in WPIAL first round upset of Seton-LaSalle

Independent School, Fall 2012: Summative Evaluation, Formative Development: A New Look at Developing (and Paying) Great Teachers by Gary J. Niels

Tribune Review, October 23, 2012: Serra Catholic to face Winchester Thurston team riding major momentum

Video: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 23, 2012: Winchester Thurston soccer upsets Seton-LaSalle 1-0 in overtime

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 23, 2012: High school highlights: Winchester Thurston pulls off Class A boys soccer upset

Tribune Review, October 17, 2012: Fox Chapel teen puts design background to good use

North Hills Monthly, October 2012: Winchester Thurston: A World of Language Learning

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 16, 2012: Field Hockey: East Feature Athlete - Winchester Thurston's Sabrina Burke

Pittsburgh Business Times, September 7, 2012: Mobile App Lab expanding reach into Pittsburgh-area high schools

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AMSTATNEWS, September 1, 2012: On Being a Statistics Educator and Loving It

Pop City, August 29, 2012: Students and STEM careers: a one-day guide to making it happen

Upper St. Clair Patch, June 18, 2012: Winchester Thurston School's Hometown High Q Team Wins Big -- Two Years in a Row

Tribune Review, May 27, 2012: Sewickley Academy pair claims 3rd st state tennis tourney

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2012: Winchester Thurston doubles team advances to PIAA boys tennis semifinals

The Patriot-News, May 20, 2012: PIAA track & field: Class AA girls' state seeds

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 18, 2012: WPIAL Girls Class AA Track and Field Championships

Tribune Review, May 17: Volunteers breathe new life into North Braddock ballfield

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 17, 2012: Winchester Thurston loses in PIAA team tournament

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 16, 2012: Winchester Thurston, Allderdice bow out of PIAA boys tennis tournaments

New Pittsburgh Courier, May 16, 2012: Winchester Thurston raises an esteemed culture

Pop City, May 16, 2012: pop star: Lynn Johnson, global photographer

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 9, 2012: Nominees for the 2012 Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater

A Day In the Life: John Fetterman, May 2012

WPXI, April 26, 2012: Go behind the scenes of Winchester Thurston's 'Avenue Q'

Global Solutions Pittsburgh, Winchester Thurston Genocide Project (Video)

Tribune Review, April 13, 2012: 'Best and brightest' young citizens honored

Pittsburgh Business Times, April 6, 2012: Pittsburgh private schools: Real-world applications key for curriculum

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 4, 2012: Three students advance in August Wilson Monologue Competition

Tribune Review, March 1, 2012: Four area schools' students learn 'There's an app for that!'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 14, 2012: Winners selected in Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 10, 2012: Shakespeare finalists named

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 6, 2012: Winchester Thurston girls' basketball team is a strong contender, ready for playoffs

Tribune Review, February 3, 2012: Young Achiever: Connor U.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 15, 2012: The Next Page: Two searingly honest essays from the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Awards

WPXI.com, January 13, 2012: Winchester Thurston will be one of first schools to perform 'Avenue Q: School Edition'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 9, 2012: Winchester Thurston team learns to move its feet, play defense, draw fouls, and get the ‘and 1’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 8. 2011: 125 years: Winchester Thurston has survived the test of time

North Hills Monthly Magazine, September 2011: Winchester Thurston: Nationally Recognized Excellence in Allison Park

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 3, 2011: Winchester Thurston celebrates 125 years

Pittsburgh Today Live on CBS Pittsburgh, September 2, 2011

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 20, 2011: Performances brim with emotion at 'August in August' showcase

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 23, 2011: Newsmaker: Jared Rashford

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 29, 2011: PIAA Tennis: Winchester Thurston's Goldblum finishes second

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 29, 2011: Winchester Thurston standout's rally is short

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 28, 2011: PIAA Tennis: Winchester Thurston's Goldblum advances

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 17, 2011: Around Town: For the Girls of Steel, building robots is just the beginning

this i believe, May 18, 2011: Biking Bonds by Isaac Rudich '11

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 10, 2011: Pittsburgh high school freshman places third in national August Wilson Monologue contest

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 28, 2011: Winchester Thurston's first boys tennis squad a success

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 21, 2011: Winchester Thurston has its day in the sun

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 20, 2011: 3 win August Wilson monologue contest; NYC competition next

Pittsburgh Business Times, April 8, 2011: Private schools  innovate to meet challenges

Duquense University Newsroom, April 5, 2011: How Do You Run an AP Class Experiment in 40 Minutes? Ask Duquesne University’s School of Education and the Bayer School

SustainableCitiesCollective.com, March 6, 2011: Levi's Jeans and Braddock, PA

The Jewish Chronicle, March 3, 2011: Pittsburgh effort takes teachers, students to Poland, Israel

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 18, 2011: Student essayists still find injustices, even in a snowstorm

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 16, 2011: The Next Page: Tearing down walls, with words -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Awards

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 13, 2011: It's all about the future at Winchester Thurston

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 6, 2011: Guitarist Daniel Marcus comes home with a heartland sound

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 16, 2010: Dr. Lane is in a position to continue district's progress (Letter to the Editor from Gary J. Niels)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 10, 2010: 2010 Post-Gazette East Xtra Boys' and Girls' Soccer All-Stars

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 25, 2010: Pittsburgh students targeting social ills

Pop City, October 6, 2010: Winchester Thurston creating a national model for urban learning

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 17, 2010: Field hockey slowly gaining a foothold in WPIAL

New York Times, September 8, 2010: Capturing the First Day of School (photo #127)

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