DARA WARE ALLEN Dara Ware Allen said she never saw herself running a charter school, but when the team conducting a national search for a new CEO for Pittsburgh’s City Charter High School contacted her in the spring, she threw her hat in the ring. In July, the school’s board called—the job was hers. Now, barely two weeks into the academic year, Allen is happy that the timing, her background—as an assistant superintendent with Pittsburgh Public Schools and with several youth workforce development agencies—and the school’s focus on post-secondary education and career readiness all meshed, allowing her to take advantage of this opportunity. “I’m always open to opportunities for professional growth. But this wasn’t even on my radar, and I wouldn’t have known about the position if someone hadn’t suggested me to the search firm,” Allen told the New Pittsburgh Courier in an exclusive interview. “I maintain a great … [Read more...] about Dara Ware Allen moves from PPS to City Charter High School CEO
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Private transit vehicles like tech shuttles, Chariot and casino buses will legally be allowed to fly along the newest red “transit only” lanes to be painted in San Francisco, on Geary Boulevard. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to approve a phase of the Geary Rapid project that will add red lanes down Geary from Market Street to Stanyan Street. The project drew strong opposition, however, after transit advocates learned it will allow private transit vehicles to use transit-only lanes, dubbed “red carpet” lanes by transit planners, on Geary Boulevard. Members of the public hissed during the vote and pleaded with board members to ban Chariot, tech shuttles and other private vehicles, to no avail. Ultimately, the board approved the lanes with a catch, asking SFMTA staff to interview Muni operators to investigate if private transit vehicles slow down Muni buses. SFMTA Board of Directors Vice Chair Malcolm Heinicke … [Read more...] about City approves red transit-only lanes on Geary for use by private shuttles, Chariot
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Weathersbee: Willie Herenton returns. Should Memphians roll out the red carpet or roll it up? Willie Herenton is running for mayor again. But his candidacy isn't off to a good start, as two of his charter schools shut down. Why would he be good for Memphis now? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Tonyaa Weathersbee, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Published 9:53 a.m. CT April 21, 2018 | Updated 10:19 a.m. CT April 21, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Willie Herenton through the Years Fullscreen … [Read more...] about Weathersbee: Willie Herenton returns. Should Memphians roll out the red carpet or roll it up?
Inside the leak-proof snow fort where counsel Robert S. Mueller III commands his Russia scandal gumshoes, the Trump investigation glowed fireball orange this week. The New York Times spotted the light and then reported it in a Page One, above-the-fold story in the Friday edition, stating that Mueller had subpoenaed business documents from the Trump Organization “related to Russia and other topics,” apparently for the first time. “Investigation Nears President” touted the story’s subhead. Story Continued Below Near, yes, but how near? Maybe not as near as you would like to think. It was easy to read the Times scoop in the context of the interview President Donald Trump gave to the New York Times last summer. Asked if Mueller’s inspection of his finances and his family’s finances “unrelated to Russia” would cross “a red line,” Trump said, “Yeah.” Further questioned, Trump said he would regard such inquiries … [Read more...] about Week 43: Trump Rolls Out Red Carpet for Mueller Subpoena
Joy Villa wore a white gown with a rainbow fetus on the Grammys red carpet on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images / ANGELA WEISS Singer Joy Villa once again turned heads at the Grammys red carpet for her political statement-making gown. While music industry insiders were showing off white roses pinned to their chests in support of the Time’s Up movement on Sunday, Villa, 26, stepped out at Madison Square Garden in an all-white pro-life dress clutching a handbag that read “choose life.” Villa, who made headlines at the 2017 ceremony for her “Make America Great Again” outfit, tweeted that she hand-painted the rainbow-colored fetus on the bottom of her dress herself. The gown was purchased from the Bridal Garden, a Manhattan-based non-profit. All proceeds from the sale were donated to the Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Charter School "for talented, under-privileged mostly minority children," the singer added. The outfit was … [Read more...] about Joy Villa wears hand-painted ‘choose life’ gown on Grammys carpet