The Plan for Pitt: Advance Educational Excellence

The Cathedral of Learning framed by trees in the fall
The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering college-bound high school seniors an alternative to standardized testing as they face the college application process in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jennifer Iriti in a gray jacket and blue scarf
A grassroots effort started by Jennifer Iriti, a research scientist at Pitt, quickly became a movement to donate more than 70 anti-racist books to teachers across the country.
Robin Brooks in a pink suit jacket
Robin Brooks, assistant professor of Africana Studies, is co-editing a journal issue that looks at protests, violence and COVID-19 through the lens of Black female literary giants. Members of the Pitt community and beyond are encouraged to submit work for the issue by July 31.
A woman in a blue shirt reading a book to children
The Justice Collective is a new, three-year commitment led by School of Education Dean Valerie Kinloch that’s bringing Pitt and the community together in concrete ways to combat racism and revolutionize the educational landscape.
a laptop with Panthers stickers on it
As the fall semester approaches, schools and departments at Pitt are working to reinvent the usual ways of teaching and learning. Read about the latest developments in Flex@Pitt and how the Swanson School of Engineering is flexing its creative muscles for the benefit of students and faculty alike.