Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in May with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17.
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Math teacher Ro Casciato, center, goes over a calculus problem in May with Pittsburgh Allderdice High School juniors Dawill Holc, 17, and Sofia Vidic, 17.

Pittsburgh public school teachers earn higher grades in new ratings

Combined, 97.1 percent of the teachers received distinguished or proficient ratings compared to 96.9 percent the prior year.


 Joe Divack, assistant executive director of Allegheny CleanWays, stands in a dump site in Hazelwood.

Nonprofit, task force targeting Hazelwood litter

Volunteers have collected nearly 50 tons of trash alone this year.



 "I think they’ll sell that team for between $700 and $800 million in Pittsburgh, and the cupboard will be pretty bare by that time," Carolina owner Peter Karmanos said.

Hurricanes owner Karmanos critical of his former -- and Penguins' current -- GM

Carolina owner Peter Karmanos took numerous shots at the franchise, with general manager Jim Rutherford the primary target.



 Illustrator Walter Cumming and his Malamute Tanook take a break near the sign posts at Weverton Cliffs along the Appalachian Trail near Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

Twenty years on, revisiting the Appalachian Trail

Twenty years after a group of journalists hiked the Appalachian Trail end to end, the trail is different in many ways, but still the same.



 President Barack Obama and 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush both tweeted that green peas have no place in guacamole.

Don't declare a war on peas! PG food editor tries 'controversial' guac recipe

President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Jeb Bush even chimed in, noting peas have no place in guacamole.



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Pennsylvania's governor, legislators plan new round of budget talks

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and the Republican majorities in the House and Senate brought starkly opposing ideas to the bargaining table.



Little Sewickley Creek Bridge in Edgeworth to reopen

The bridge has been closed since March 23, when it was damaged in a crash involving a novice driver.


 





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