Anti-hazing laws had applied only to college students, but Gov. Tom Wolf signed a bill in May extending it to seventh through 12th graders.
Ira Lubert’s election was uncontested, but some alumni trustees had been vocal earlier about their hesitance to elect him.
Many universities use merit aid to bring in top students, but critics worry that it takes money away from students in need.
The university announced a collaboration of industry, academia and government as part of its year-old NextManufacturing Center.
Ira M. Lubert, 66, will lead the Penn State University board for a year. The school’s trustees voted 34-0 to elect him chairman.
In-state undergraduates at the university will pay about 2 percent more, while sharper price hikes await out-of-state students.
As mandated costs continue to rise, districts are responding by cutting supplies, raising property taxes and leaving some positions vacant.
The school board approved the proposal in June and now needs permission from Common Pleas Court.
Nicole Granito will replace Michael J. Conti, who resigned this week from the Beaver-County based Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School.
The Obama administration has struggled to police student loan collectors at a time when student loan debt has skyrocketed.
A Philadelphia businessman disputes claims that he was too close to Jerry Sandusky’s charity to lead Penn State University’s board.
Pitt trustees on Monday approved the university’s $2.1 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
She said a family member is seeking a job in the district, whose nepotism policy prohibits board members from being related to employees.
A North Point Breeze startup uses its technology to connect American engineering and heavy manufacturing companies with customers abroad.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office looks “forward to presenting this case to a jury,” although a trial date has yet to be set.
Many schools in southwestern Pennsylvania have focused their efforts on getting students to stay in school.
Some observers say the money still isn’t enough to keep up with the increased costs of running a school system.
Michael Mann, a prominent climate scientist at Penn State University, will lead the online conversation this afternoon.
Carla Hayden, a former professor who taught at Pitt from 1987-91, becomes the first woman and first African-American to hold the post.
The increase means that base tuition at the 14-state run universities will be $89 more per semester, or $7238 for the full academic year.
Michelle Mellinger, 49, was sentenced to 11½ to 23 months in prison, a year of house arrest and five years of probation.
Members will vote on the “community schools” approach, in which school buildings serve as hubs for social-service programs, July 27.
Disagreements have lingered over how to raise the roughly $1.3 billion needed to close a shortfall and bring the budget into balance.
Board deadlocked on two different policies aimed at addressing how students can use school restrooms.
Federal Pell grants will pay for 115 state and federal prison inmates in Pennsylvania to attend college classes at one of four universities.
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown professors' research finds luxury club likely responsible for 1889 Johnstown flood.
The lawsuit was filed today in federal court in Nebraska.
Carnegie Mellon University announced he stepped down from the position effective June 30.
President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative begins as Pitt and UPMC receive grant to join others building patient database.
Former prosecutor finds that resume problems were “primarily the result of typos, inaccurate verbiage, and lack of clarity or precision.”
Frank Dalmas, director of pupil services, becomes substitute superintendent.
The results of an independent inquiry into the new superintendent’s resume are expected to be released today.
Duquesne University mapping expert is part of an international team that found an escape tunnel dug during the Holocaust in Lithuania.
Facing pressure from increased pension costs, the school board has raised the property tax rate for the first time since 2010.
Elizabeth Wheat, supervisor of special education/pupil personnel, will serve as acting superintendent in addition to her current job.
Some districts have adopted spending plans for the 2016-17 school year.
The 2016-17 budget of $82.6 million reflect’s the district’s deficit and includes a 1.5-mill tax increase.
The advertising and naming agreements are expected to bring in $472,000.
Steel Valley school board votes to move kindergarten students to Park and Barrett elementary schools and fifth-graders to the middle school.
Trustees on Wednesday extended president Quintin Bullock’s contract and increased his salary by about $21,000.
Supporters said they found no malice in his actions and that he deserves a chance to prove himself as the district’s top administrator.
A judge said there were factual disputes as to whether the university veered from typical practices in reviewing Susan Hascall's tenure bid.
The board of the Pittsburgh Public Schools is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today to consider a report on Anthony Hamlet’s background.
PTI now will be known as Pittsburgh Technical College.
Pittsburgh Public Schools board president Regina Holley says the review should be completed by 6 p.m. meeting on Wednesday.
As people question Anthony Hamlet’s “educational philosophy,” academics question the severity of his alleged misstep.
The sanitation authority’s Summer Science camps prepare the next generation for the challenges of a changing environment.
After the zinc plant he worked at for 40 years closed, mechanic Randy Shawger goes back to school and ends up teaching at Rosedale Tech.
No progress is reported in contract talks, so faculty in Pennsylvania’s state universities may see strike vote in late summer.
The $13.2 million facility will be built in the Trees Field Complex along Robinson Street Extension in Oakland.