Education


 Alex Arch, 16, of Keystone Oaks, shares a laugh during a prom for special needs students Wednesday inside the Grand Ballroom at the William Penn Hotel.
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Alex Arch, 16, of Keystone Oaks, shares a laugh during a prom for special needs students Wednesday inside the Grand Ballroom at the William Penn Hotel.

Pittsburgh special needs students dance the morn away at daytime prom

More than 150 students from 13 area high schools crowded the dance floor Wednesday morning.


 Prosecutors aren’t saying how many students benefited from the alleged college test-taking scheme.

Pittsburgh authorities indict 15 Chinese in college test-taking scheme

Prosecutors said the defendants, including two living in Pittsburgh, defrauded Educational Testing Services and the College Board.



 There are cheers all around when second-grade students get the right answer in a time-telling exercise at Pittsburgh's Lincoln PreK-5 School.

More than 90 percent of Pa. school districts submit plans for increased funds

Plans show 197 of them would use additional funding to expand high-quality early childhood education and full-day kindergarten.



 First-graders Davaisha Bush, left, and Miranda Diggs react as their names are called during the United Way Be There 30-Day Challenge ceremony honoring students' attendance at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 in June. Faison K-5 is one of five priority schools in Pittsburgh that received federal School Improvement Grants.

Public asked to comment on improvement plans for some Pittsburgh schools

The school improvement plans are required of certain schools in the federal Title 1 program.


World


U.K.’s Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen’s Speech

Pomp met politics in the 62nd time the 89-year-old monarch has delivered the annual Queen’s Speech.



Islamic State suicide attacks in Iraq’s Anbar kill 17 troops

As Iraqi forces gathered for an offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar, Islamic State militants struck first.


 
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State


Nonprofits’ impact touted at Pittsburgh briefing centering on Wolf budget

As legislators gear up to hammer out next state budget, nonprofit officials gather to find out how their services may be impacted.



Government audit faults Philly VA official's psychic party

Earlier this year, federal officials found widespread problems at the facility, including manipulated claims and ignored veteran inquiries.


 

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Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Rick Santorum announces his presidential candidacy Wednesday in Butler County. (John Heller/Post-Gazette) 1) Surprise! Rick


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Rick Santorum, former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and likely Republican presidential candidate, speaks at the Southern



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