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We are capable of great things when we join forces

By Erin Stiling

As a relatively new Pittsburgh resident (just under two years), I sometimes feel like I am living in an alternate reality when I hear national accolades heaped upon our city. Yes, it’s truly a beautiful place, and yes, the self-driving cars I see every day do make me feel like I’m living in the future.

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Can you feel the love?

Two weeks ago PennCAN, along with eight brick-and-mortar charter schools, hosted a breakfast for city, county and state policymakers to engage in an open dialogue about the role of charter schools in Allegheny County. We’ve hosted a similar event in years past, but the conversation was different this time. Rather than focusing on the charter operators and educators, we wanted to elevate the voices of parents who chose charter schools.