Pittsburgh City Paper | Issue Archives | Apr 3, 2008
  • Issue of
  • Apr 3-9, 2008
  • Vol. 18, No. 14


  • Battling On
  • Battling On

    Hundreds march through Oakland for war's fifth anniversary
  • Education: District sending adjudicated students to CEP

    Four students in grades 6 through 8 were mistakenly sent to CEP, a private Nashville-based alternative education company that has accepted roughly 250 of the most behaviorally challenging students from the Pittsburgh Public Schools. CEP's contract with the district expressly prohibits adjudicated students.
  • Education: New school will also get new class schedules

    In an effort to focus more attention on core subject areas (i.e. math, reading), the district will implement "block scheduling," an approach that features fewer, extended class periods each semester. "The crux of the whole matter is instructional delivery," says Derrick Lopez, the district's chief of high school reform.


  • Spadafora's
  • Restaurant Reviews
  • Spadafora's

    Though little more than an unassuming concrete-block box on the outside, inside Paul Spadafora has created a warm, welcoming trattoria from what appears to have been an old roadside bar.



  • Stop-Loss
  • Stop-Loss

    Yet another misfire in recent spate of Iraq war-related films
  • 21
  • 21

    True-ish tale of blackjack venture is more glitter than grit




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