Jamari Hayden, 5, rings bells during Flo Monroe's preschool class at the Conroy Education Center on the North Side.
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Jamari Hayden, 5, rings bells during Flo Monroe's preschool class at the Conroy Education Center on the North Side.

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

How preschoolers are taught is gaining greater focus as federal and state officials hope to expand funding for early childhood learning.


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

Court upholds appointment of prosecutor in leak probe of Pa. attorney general

The court found that judges who supervise secret grand jury proceedings have substantial responsibilities in maintaining confidentiality.



 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 grow scarcer at former site of Civic Arena

Redevelopment work will take away 1,000 of the 3,200 spaces, with the first impact seen tonight when the Pens play at Consol Energy Center.



 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.

Urban redevelopment summit to spotlight Pittsburgh

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



 The Rolling Stones this morning announced they will play Heinz Field in June as part of its 14-date tour. Above, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood headline a festival in Denmark in July.

Rolling Stones stadium tour headed to Pittsburgh

It will be the first Stones concert here since September 2005, when the band played PNC Park on The Bigger Bang Tour.



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Cultural Crossroads

Students gather Tuesday in front of the 'Lifting the Veil' statue of Booker T. Washington at the center of Tuskegee University's campus.
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.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette currently has 13 players he thinks the Steelers could take in the first round.

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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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