Woodland Hills School District superintendent Alan Johnson: “I could send out a directive this afternoon: Thou shalt not suspend any more students in grades K-3. I don’t want to do that.”
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Woodland Hills School District superintendent Alan Johnson: “I could send out a directive this afternoon: Thou shalt not suspend any more students in grades K-3. I don’t want to do that.”

Superintendent: 'We're trying to change the culture. ... we’re starting to be successful'

2011-12 study put the Woodland Hills district’s K-6 suspension rate at 23.8 percent -- top 10 nationally -- but the 2013-14 rate was 16.48


 Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald's top political foes face stern challenge

A new political committee is working with the Allegheny County executive to replace fellow Democrats who oppose his policies.



 Parkway West on-and-off ramps in Carnegie will be closed at 10 tonight and remain closed through late December for the second year of a $72.8 million parkway reconstruction project.

Parkway West closures begin tonight

The project will cause a variety of traffic shifts, narrowed lanes, lane closures and full overnight and weekend detours.



 Rabih Fahed cooking at Shouf's Cafe.

Odysseys: 'One door closes, God opens another' for Lebanon native, Pittsburgh entrepreneur

Rabih Fahed faced deportation as an illegal immigrant, but his work as a restaurant manager allowed him to stay and become a U.S. citizen.



 Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save in front of the Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen in the second period Sunday at Consol Energy Center.

Ron Cook: Of all Penguins stars, Marc-Andre Fleury has shined brightest

With another sterling effort in a 5-3 win Sunday against Columbus, Marc-Andre Fleury keeps proving his rank among the NHL’s top goaltenders.



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Judge backed down on revoking bond for shooting suspect now charged with murder

"I don't think he should have been out on bail," Ronald Acrie, father of one victim, said of suspect Harvey Scott, now charged with murder.



Lawsuit challenging Philadelphia union officials as 'ghost teachers' mirrors Pittsburgh

The lawsuit by The Fairness Center claims teachers out of the classroom for years on union duties still get raises and public pensions.


 

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Duquesne University football player dies

Debate over color of dress takes Internet by storm

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Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a model with a display that curves so that information can be glanced at on the side.



As teen clothing chains angst over future, rue21 chases plus-size opportunity

Cranberry-based chain says investors who bought the company in 2013 were enthusiastic about adding clothes to serve sizes 14-24.


 



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'Setting the Seen' celebrates first anniversary

“Setting the Seen” marks its anniversary with an interactive taping at Downtown Pittsburgh hot spot Hotel Monaco.



Yale Club hosts alumni at Warhol Museum event

More than 100 Yale alumni gathered at The Warhol for a private tour of the Corita Kent exhibit.


 

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Netanyahu, the Great Divider

U.S. leaders should take the prime minister’s advice with a large grain of salt.



Indefensible: Europe cuts NATO spending while the U.S. pays

The United States bears a disproportionate share of NATO’s cost -- an old problem that is getting worse rather than better.


 

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