Children arrive on buses for classes at Penn Hills Elementary Center.
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Children arrive on buses for classes at Penn Hills Elementary Center.

Declining rolls lead Allegheny County school districts to adjust

As school districts face declining enrollments and increasing financial pressures, the era of neighborhood elementary schools is fading.


 Garment workers at the Nishat Complex, a Ha-Meem Group factory, sew pockets for blue jeans in early July. Ha-Meem Group is one of the largest apparel makers in Bangladesh and owns That's It Sportswear and Next Collections.

Long days a staple of the garment industry

At That’s It Sportswear, apparel makers for Pittsburgh’s American Eagle Outfitters, workers say they routinely work over 60 hours a week.



New organization seeks to tackle poverty

Circles USA grew from one man’s conviction that money and programs alone cannot unmire people from the cyclical rut of poverty.



 Josh Harrison singles Sunday against the Reds at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Pirates’
 resiliency is 
remarkable

After all the injuries, slumps and losing streaks, the Pirates have stepped up. With the playoff race intensifying, expect more of the same.



 James Pastorius of Butler with his .58-caliber muzzle loading rifled musket, a civil war era reproduction. Mr. Pastorius has extensively researched his ancestory.

Butler County man researches ancestor's Civil War role

James Pastorius has looked at his great-grandfather’s role in the Civil War as part of his genealogy research.



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Risk of bad flu season raises need for shots

Severity of the upcoming influenza season could hinge on our old acquaintance H1N1.



County puts on campaign for more foster parents

In Allegheny County, there is a need for more people to fill the role of foster parents to teenagers.


 

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Back to school

Students arrive for the second day of classes at Penn Hills Elementary Center on Tuesday.
* Pittsburgh schools' literacy efforts target youngest students

* Experts urge later start times for students in higher grades

* Region’s school districts resize, close schools as enrollment shifts


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Setting the SEEN


In this week's "Setting the SEEN," Post-Gazette SEEN editor Natalie Bencivenga and style editor Sara Bauknecht get the inside scoop on RiverLife's upcoming Party at the Pier: Gold and Glam event at the Rivers Casino riverfront.

Need help sprucing up your style with some sparkle? ModCloth has created wardrobe inspiration boards for the event and styled Natalie and Sara for the day!

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Gary Rotstein's The Morning File: Shoot, it’s never too early to start firing

What do 9-year-old girls like these days? Chuck E. Cheese? Bowling? How about a trip to the shooting range?



Obituary: Jeffrey E. Cortopassi Sr. / Mylan scientist, loving father

Mr. Cortopassi, a scientist at Cecil-based generic drug giant Mylan Inc., died Thursday at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.


 



Shale drillers’ landfill records don’t match those of Pennsylvania DEP

Shale drillers are under-reporting how much waste they send to landfills. The DEP has launched an investigation to standardize reporting.



Workzone: Working without windows is bad for your health

Researchers find employees are happier, healthier and more productive when they work near natural light.


 



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Circle of Courage Awards

The Circle of Courage Awards honor people of faith and courage serving the needs of others in their community



Junior Achievement hosts fund-raiser at Blue Line Grille

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching students skills that they need to succeed in the workplace.


 

Style & Fashion


Model Behavior: Industry taking a closer look at what happens off the runway

Non-profits work to improve labor rights for models, while some models find benefits in starting out in smaller markets like Pittsburgh.



Mother-son team, ReFined Culture, teaches confidence on the catwalk, in life

Dianne C. Lemon and her son Jaylee run an image consulting and personal transformation business that offers runway coaching.


 
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