Syleena Fraizer, 3, uses a light table to build in Flo Monroe's preschool class at the Conroy Education Center's early childhood program.
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Syleena Fraizer, 3, uses a light table to build in Flo Monroe's preschool class at the Conroy Education Center's early childhood program.

Academic vs. play-based preschool debate fading in favor of intellectual discovery

The issue of preschool learning through academics or play is back at the forefront as federal and state officials expand early learning.


 Redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site will gobble up about 1,000 of the 3,200 pakring spaces available to commuters and hockey fans.

Parking spaces growing scarcer at former site of Civic Arena

Redevelopment of the site will take away 1,000 of the 3,200 spaces available to commuters and hockey fans.



 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia in January.

Court rejects Kane challenge of prosecutor

A Montgomery County judge appointed a special prosecutor to investigate alleged leaks by the attorney general to a newspaper.



 Gov. Tom Wolf

Governor Tom Wolf uses Facebook to field questions on budget

Gov. Tom Wolf makes the case for his budget in a Facebook town hall.



 Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant answer questions about a two-day summit to be held in April that will focus on sustainable urban development. National and international experts will be coming, and the agenda includes site visits to major redevelopment projects.

Urban redevelopment summit to spotlight Pittsburgh

Heinz Endowments’ Andre Heinz is a driving force behind an international summit that will explore sustainable urban development.



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Cultural Crossroads

Students line up along the campus yard Monday as representatives from the Fisk University Activities Board answer questions about on-campus life and events.
Education writer Clarece Polke is joining a group of Pittsburgh-area high school students to tour 13 historically black colleges as they decide on their futures.

The Post-Gazette will document the reactions and growing perspectives of five of these students as they experience -- some for the first time -- a glimpse of the black college experience.



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Ryan Shazier of the Ohio State Buckeyes poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked No. 15 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Steelers have the 22nd pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, which begins April 30 in Chicago.

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Standards softened for Allegheny County eateries

The revisions were mandated by the state so that restaurant inspections in the county conform to state and federal food codes.



No Iran agreement yet as talks go past deadline

Iran nuclear negotiations in Switzerland passed the self-imposed midnight Tuesday deadline and headed into overtime in search of accord.


 



Novum set to move Pittsburgh HQ to South Side

Novum has signed a 10-year lease to occupy about 28,000 square feet of space in Station Square’s seven-story Commerce Court office building.



U.S. Steel idling plant; PPG buys Flood assets; GNC finds new partners

News from U.S. Steel; PPG; GNC; Consigliere; Crossmedia; 22squared; American Eagle; Carnegie Mellon; Pitt; Royal Philips; and more.


 



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Asparagus is among the season's first strokes of green

A versatile veggie that brightens just about any recipe, asparagus can be boiled, steamed, fried, grilled or roasted.



Try some new traditions for this Passover

Both of these cookbooks would make an excellent holiday present, along with a bag of Matzo Granola and a bottle of kosher-for-Passover wine.


 



Pittsburgh sets holiday scene for "Love the Coopers" movie

The movie once called “Let It Snow,” and now “Love the Coopers,” needed a city with a white Christmas vibe and found it in Pittsburgh.



TV Preview: Billy Porter bares Broadway soul in PBS special

Pittsburgh native Billy Porter stars in a one-man show Friday night on “Live From Lincoln Center” on WQED-TV


 

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David Brooks: Religious liberty vs. equality

Gay rights should be pursued with persuasion, not coercion.



A better East Liberty: A nonprofit group bought buildings to fight crime

East Liberty Development Inc. deserves kudos and continued support.


 

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