‘By us, for us.’ PPS students make decisions on how to spend ESSER funds

Wayne Walters, superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools [PPS], calls himself “unapologetically student-first.” In an attempt to elevate student voices, Walters has introduced an initiative that will allow PPS students to have a say in how a fraction of the state-received American Rescue Plan [ARP] Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief [ESSER] funds could be used.  […]