New Pittsburgh superintendent faces more questions on resume

AP News
Posted: Jun 10, 2016 9:27 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Public Schools Board has scheduled an emergency meeting so the district's newly hired superintendent can answer plagiarism concerns raised by media reports.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported that Anthony Hamlet appears to have used a line from a Washington Post editorial when describing his educational philosophy on his resume and a definition lifted from an online dictionary to describe his qualifications as a "transformational leader."

Hamlet hasn't commented on the latest allegations.

But earlier this week, he called a news conference to address other media reports that his resume exaggerated his success in turning around troubled schools in Palm Beach County, Florida.

Friday's closed-door meeting will give the board a chance to ask Hamlet about the plagiarism allegations.

He's scheduled to begin his new $210,000-a-year job July 1.