Education


Teachers union: Poor school districts hurt most by funding cuts

A PSEA report says poor school districts have fared worse than wealthy ones in state funding and student performance.


 New students and their families check out one of two newly remodeled Pre-K classrooms at the open house at J.W. Burkett Elementary School in Robinson.

West back to school roundup

Renovated classrooms, different teachers, upgraded technology and expanded programs greeted West students who returned to classes this week.



West Jefferson Hills removes D'Alessandro as board's first vice president

Board President Anthony Angotti said Shauna D'Alessandro shared a report from a private session and didn’t share information from a meeting.



Education circuit riders coming to Pennsylvania

Eleven educators will meet with officials to discuss school funding.


Nation


Flap over reclining seat on plane raises societal questions

“Knee Defender” — a $22 device that can force a seat to remain upright highlights different views about reclining seats on airlines.



Toledo Zoo welcomes a Galapagos tortoise

Later this year, the zoo also will receive three 2-year-old Galápagos tortoises from the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.


 

World


Russia opening new, third front in eastern Ukraine war

Tanks and artillery have crossed from Russia into an area where there has not been previous fighting, intending to divert Ukraine forces



Vicious Israel, Hamas war ends with 4 civilian deaths

Cease-fire appears to be holding in peace retreading one in 2012. Last four deaths before the truce reflect the conflict’s indiscriminate


 
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State


Ex-FBI director Louis Freeh injured in Vermont car crash

In 2011, Penn State hired Mr. Freeh to examine the handling of child sex abuse complaints involving football coach Jerry Sandusky.



Environmentalists raise concerns about gas line under French Creek

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has proposed a 3.1-mile, 30-inch pipe to carry natural gas under the creek near the New York border.


 

Early Returns


Biden heads to Pittsburgh

Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh Thursday for a private fund-raising event. An official of the Democratic National


Corbett, Wolf campaign in Pittsburgh

After the groundbreaking ceremony for Consol Energy's new Marcellus shale extraction site at Pittsburgh International Airport,



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