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Former secretary of education Ron Tomalis was appointed special adviser in June 2013, but was permitted to keep his cabinet-level salary.
Congress may find it easier to require background checks for teachers than for weapons purchasers.
The professor cuts, if they happen, would occur at the close of the 2014-15 academic year. Possible numbers have not been decided.
Temple University announced it will move to test-optional admissions, the first public research university in the Northeast to do so.
The 23-year-old female student was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where she is being treated for back injuries and two broken ankles.
As state financial aid application deadlines approach, scammers are targeting college students and families.
The board unanimously approved the charter school application on the condition that a legally compliant school building is constructed.
The board hired Daniel Matsook as the district's acting superintendent, making him the third person since March to hold the title.
The Delany Scholars Program, a district initiative that provided mentoring and academic help, ended last month when funding ran out.
American students don‘t know much about World War I even though teachers are trying.
The governor's adviser on higher education keeps a low profile and an open schedule.
Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.
The board rejected plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year.
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” author Jesse Andrews met last week with students and faculty from Obama Academy and Schenley High School.
The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight set four performance priorities for Superintendent Linda Lane for 2014-15.
The board made leadership changes, including accepting the retirement of Mary Jane Conley, executive director of special education.
The administration removed proposed revisions to the Code of Student Conduct from the agenda of the board of Pittsburgh Public Schools.
The summer camp, led by writer/director Joey Travolta, teaches those with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.
The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools will vote Wednesday on revisions that replace zero tolerance with more discretion.
The public was blocked from speaking at the first meeting after the motion was amended, and again at a June 30 meeting.
West Mifflin contends the state pays it more than $4,000 per student less for educating students from Duquesne than for its own students.
Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, a study found.
Board members, ignoring the protests of a furious parents, voted Monday night to close R. Hyde Elementary School in an effort to save money.
The U.S. Department of Education for the second consecutive year ranked Pitt as the nation‘s priciest public university for tuition, just
A third-party specialty cleaning and decontamination crew will begin work on the building Friday or Monday.
Trustees approved increases of 3.9% for main campus students and 2% for the school's regional campuses for the 2014-15 academic year.
The group’s attorney, Jack Cambest, said the litigants believe the Sunshine Act was violated during the voting process.
The ruling upholds the department's May 2013 decision.
The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools appointed three principals.
The West Mifflin Area School District believes it should be entitled to for educating about 260 Duquesne City School District students.
The controversial standards have critics on the right and the left.
As returns to education have increased, geographic segregation of the most educated workers has, too, says a Stanford University economist.
Medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for new interns.
Moving such a resolution to an action authorized by the board will require significant legwork.
Actor and University of Pittsburgh alumnus Richard E. Rauh pledged $75,000 as the first donor to a new matching funds scholarship campaign.
The trustees are discussing their own set of changes that could be recommended and voted on by September.
Expectation is that each of the three schools will match $150,000 amount, a spokesman said.
Census finds those with a bachelor‘s degree in so-called STEM fields are more likely to get work, but not in those occupations.
The scholarships, presented at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, are intended for students who are or have been homeless in the area.
The loan will allow the district to borrow cash on a short-term basis to help pay operating expenses through July.
The State System of Higher Education approved a 3 percent increase bringing the tuition total to $6,820 for the academic year.
Pittsburgh Public Schools’ move to new phones is expected to increase parent contact with teachers and save money.
The school board eliminated the position and approved curriculum writing stipends for high school faculty creating new courses.
Jess Stairs filed a notice Tuesday in Centre County that he intends to sue Penn State, along with trustees Keith Masser and Betsy Huber.
President Barack Obama will mandate state plans for assure quality teachers in high-need schools.
The idea of a merger or of Cornell students attending Moon was studied in 1992 and 1998, but nothing happened.
Despite slight increases in targeted funding, the pending state education budget mostly holds funding flat.
Less than 2 percent of teachers in the U.S. are African-American males, according to Robert Millward, education professor at IUP.
Holy Family Academy's work-study plan will give its students work experience and a chance to offset tuition costs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh will connect 120 ninth-graders at Brashear with college-educated mentors.