PITTsburgh Public Schools is known as the nation’s fourth-largest school district.
Its enrollment numbers are growing rapidly.
But its current name isn’t going anywhere.
The district will soon change its name, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The district, with about 7,000 students, is the latest in a string of new names in the public school business.
There are a handful of other schools that have adopted the name of the city where they were founded.
But these are relatively small schools and often only have a handful students, not millions.
In addition, some of these names have historically been offensive to minorities.
The name “Reed College” has been associated with white supremacy for decades.
In the 1970s, the name “New York State University” was banned for its use of racial epithets.
And then there’s “Pittsburgh,” which was adopted as a nickname for the city in the 1920s.
In 1930, the city was named after a slave who lived in the area.
The current name is one of several that have been used by the district since the 1980s.
But the district has never officially announced the name change.
In a statement released Tuesday, Superintendent of Schools Richard H. Ruggiero said he wants to change the name to reflect the diversity of the district’s students.
The name of “Pittsburgh” is an offensive word that has been used in the past to denigrate African-Americans and other minorities, Ruggiiero wrote in the statement.
“We do not believe that our name, or the way we honor our past and our students, should be used to denigrate or diminish any group of people,” Ruggio wrote.
“Pittsburgh is proud to be an inclusive and welcoming city, and it is important that all of our students and teachers are able to learn in an environment where they are free to be who they are and thrive as individuals.
That is why we are changing our name to Pittsburgh Public School.”
He added that the name is the only name used in our district, and that we hope that our students will continue to see the value in the name.
Pittsburgh Public schools has been a controversial name for decades, especially since it was adopted in the late 1920s, when it was the home of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Its name was later changed to “Pittsburg,” after the city that it now serves.
The school has since grown to about 2,200 students.
In 2014, the district decided to name its new headquarters after the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and it renamed a football field after the Black Panther Party founder.