Author Archives: NLA

17 Oct
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Math Geniuses

This school year, Neighborhood Learning Alliance has continued the Math Geniuses program it began this summer, providing great support for students to succeed in algebra.  7th and 8th graders receive a jump start in algebra readiness while 9th graders get ...

16 Oct
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Scientific Process with Mystery Substances

  Keeping up with the lessons on chemical reactions, the Little Learning Warriors were led in another experiment by the Tech Warriors.  This experiment focused on systematically asking questions and reporting the results to draw conclusions about three “mystery substances” ...

13 Oct
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All about chemical reactions

Last week, the Tech Warriors led the Little Learning Warriors through a couple of chemical reaction experiments.  The students used these exciting reactions to learn about the basics of chemical reaction, the idea of decomposition and exothermic reactions, what a ...

26 Aug
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ScribbleUp App helps students learn Reading Skills

By Brittany McLaughlin www.scribbleuplearning.com This summer, a small group of our Little Reading Warriors used ScribbleUp’s iPad apps to support their reading learning, with the help of our Reading Warrior tutors.  Over 8 weeks, they practiced short and long vowels, the ...

24 Aug
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Student Voice: Shahada Abdul-Ghaffar reflects on college & career workshop at Deloitte

By Shahada Abdul-Ghaffar On August 12, 2016 a group of about 25 young adults, including myself, went to Deloitte in Market Square for a college/ career workshop. The Deloitte staff where kind enough to provide us with breakfast. There were ...

19 Aug
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BGC Summer Warriors Design and Engineer Bridges

The students in Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation’s Summer Warriors Program designed and engineered bridges!   The students began with an introduction to types of bridges and how they operate, such as an arch bridge, a beam bridge, and truss bridge.  They learned about ...

17 Aug
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Student Spotlight: Summer Math Geniuses Isaiah, Jamaica, and Sachin

For rising 9th graders or any high school student, Math Geniuses has been Neighborhood Learning Alliance’s summer program offered as a no-cost opportunity to dramatically increase students’ abilities in algebra this summer while receiving direct 1-on-1 attention from knowledgeable tutors ...

16 Aug
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Students blog about collective experience of Summer College Program at Carlow University

    This summer, twenty-two Pittsburgh Public School students have gotten a true “college experience”.  While taking a Human Resource Management course at Carlow University and attending tutoring sessions, these students have earned 3 college credits and are eligible for ...

12 Aug
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Card Bridges: Critical Loads

The Reading & Tech Warriors had STEM training where they practiced bridge building with a hands-on experiment and learned to build “playing card bridges”.  The Warriors were restricted to utilizing only twelve playing cards and some tape, and with these ...

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