2016 Coverage

Remake Learning Days made a splash in May 2016. Over 30 news stories were published about the week.

National Coverage

3 May 2016, KnowledgeWorks Blog: Remaking Learning in Pittsburgh, Next Steps 

4 May 2016, Harvard Family Reserch Project’s NewsThe World’s Largest Open House About the Future of Learning

7 May 2016Forbes: Want to fix education? First we need to remake learning

“[Remake Learning] is a unique approach to addressing education problems that leverages a community’s collective wisdom in a truly synthesized and participatory way.” -Jordan Shapiro, Forbes

8 May 2016, RAND Blog: Helping Pittsburgh stay on the cutting edge of education

10 May 2016, the Parent HeraldHere’s How ‘Remake Learning’ Plans To Reinvent Education For The Future 

10 May 2016Educating Modern Learners: Pittsburgh Rethinks Learning 

12 May 2016, Nonprofit QuarterlySTEAM Education Gets a Remaking Leg Up in Pittsburgh 

12 May 2016, Diary of a First Time MomHow to get girls interested in STEM

1 June 2016, EdSurge: Pittsburgh: Providing the Blueprint for Citywide Maker Education

“Last year, Pittsburgh went to the White House. This year, the White House came to Pittsburgh.”

"You guys rock. You are a model for the country" -Tom Kalil of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on the Remake Learning Network. May 9, 2016


8 May 2016,  Pittsburgh Post-GazetteKeeping Pittsburgh Out Front

8 May 2016Pittsburgh Post-GazetteLearning New Ways to Learn

“Rather than focusing on outdated pedagogies and standardized tests, the [Remake Learning] network emphasizes student self-discovery in creative building and inventing through projects. Today, Pittsburgh is in the forefront of reimagining education by turning learners into makers.” – Gregg Behr and Maxwell King

9 May 2016Philadelphia InquirerEducation Efforts that would make Mr. Rogers Proud

22 May 2016, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: STEM still stands out

“Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning Network is also rallying to encourage a deeper understanding of [STEM]. This month’s Remake Learning Days got the word out with nearly 300 events around the region opening our minds to the excitement of problem-solving, making and building.”

"We’re transitioning from a City of Steel to a City of Learning.” Pittsburgh's Mayor Bill Peduto on May 9, 2016 at the Remake Learning Days Launch Event.

Regional Coverage

20 March 2016Comcast Newsmakers: Remake Learning

23 March 2016Power of 32Remake Learning Days

28 March 2016, Pittsburgh Today: Special Report, Remake Learning

1 May 2016, Kidsburgh: Great events to explore during Remake Learning Days

2 May 2016, Pittsburgh Today LiveRemake Learning Days Event Preview with Gregg Behr and Mary Murrin

3 May 2016Pittsburgh Today LiveRemake Learning Days with Yu-Ling Behr

5 May 2016, Herald-Mail: Former W. Va. governor learns how students use technology

5 May 2016, Pittsburgh Magazine: A week of education for adults & children alike

7 May 2016, Neighborhood VoicesRemake Learning Days Preview

8 May 2016, NEXT PittsburghNEXT Up: Gregg Behr

9 May 2016, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Millions more pledged to promoting education innovation 

“A foundation-backed education network of Western Pennsylvania schools, companies and nonprofits said Monday it is pumping $25 million into innovative learning projects across the region. The hefty cash infusion signals the rapidly growing momentum of the Remake Learning network, a local blueprint for cross-sector collaboration that is drawing national recognition.” -Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

9 May 2016Crain’s PittsburghFuture investment: $25M pledged toward area learning initiatives

10 May 2016Pittsburgh Post-GazetteGroups pledge $25 million to innovative education efforts 

10 May 2016, WESARemake Learning Hosting 280 Events To Change How You Think About Education

10 May 10 2016, WESADiscover How Pittsburgh Became A Leader In ‘Remaking Learning’

10 May 2016, WOAY TVGroup hopes to Remake Learning in WV

29 May 2016, The New Pittsburgh Courier: Remake Learning Days

Perry High School students work with Steeltown Entertainment to produce professional videos during their Remake Learning Days event on May 12, 2016.

Coverage of Specific Events

6 May 2016, The Journal: Spring Mills students remake learning

7 May 2016, Herald-Mail: STEAM hands-on learning festival set for Tuesday at Spring Mills High School

10 May 2016, WESA: Avonworth ‘Maker Space’ Encourages Innovation And Creativity

10 May 2016, South Pittsburgh ReporterBrashear hosts Remake Learning event at the Allentown Learning and Engagement Center

10 May 2016, Huntington News: Maker Vault Opens at RCBI

11 May 2016, WESACreating ‘Breakthrough Moments’ At Fort Cherry’s Maker Space 

14 May 2016, Times West VirginianGarden fair helps Blackshere students learn where their food comes from 

14 May 2016, Register-HeraldShady Spring Elementary students ask: Is it science or magic? 

15 May 2016Herald-Dispatch: Byrd Institute unveils new ‘makerspace’


Political Cartoon by Rob Rogers for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

May 11, 2016