Record number of men participated in Pittsburgh Public Schools' Take a Father to School Day

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At the Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting tonight, board member Mark Brentley Sr. announced that 6,314 men participated in the 15th annual Take a Father to School Day on May 17, the highest number yet.

The tally showed that the biggest participation was in K-5 schools with 2,941 men, followed by K-8 schools with 2,263 men. The smallest was in high schools, with 23 men. The school with the highest number was Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8 with 403 men.

Mr. Brentley distributed a report that recommended a kick-off event in the fall so that fathers could be engaged throughout the year. The report also urged partnerships with organizations to help create yearlong events.

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Education writer Eleanor Chute:, 412-263-1955 or Twitter @Eleanor_Chute.


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