College graduates sorting themselves into elite cities

As returns to education have increased, geographic segregation of the most educated workers has, too, says a Stanford University economist.

about 21 hours ago

No practicing on patients: New doctors get boot camp

Medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for new interns.

about 21 hours ago

 Jerry Sandusky

PSU trustees asked to reopen Freeh report

Moving such a resolution to an action authorized by the board will require significant legwork.

1 day ago

State Department of Education secures private funding for governor's schools

Expectation is that each of the three schools will match $150,000 amount, a spokesman said.

2 days ago

 Richard Rauh

Patron of the arts Richard Rauh pledges to Pitt scholarship fund

Actor and University of Pittsburgh alumnus Richard E. Rauh pledged $75,000 as the first donor to a new matching funds scholarship campaign.

2 days ago

 The Old Main building on the Penn State campus.

Penn State trustees debate changes to board

The trustees are discussing their own set of changes that could be recommended and voted on by September.

2 days ago

Science, tech, engineering and math degree gets you a job, but not in your field

Census finds those with a bachelor‘‍s degree in so-called STEM fields are more likely to get work, but not in those occupations.

2 days ago

 Matt Hill, left, of Taylor Allderdice High School, and Veronica Hickman, of Brashear High School, recipients of Hope Through Learning for Homeless Youth, share a laugh while Joe Lagana, Founder and CEO of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund makes the announcement Thursday at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquairum.

Scholarships help them move from homelessness to campus

The scholarships, presented at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, are intended for students who are or have been homeless in the area.

2 days ago

Penn Hills school board approves short term tax loan

The loan will allow the district to borrow cash on a short-term basis to help pay operating expenses through July.

3 days ago

 The tuition increase will impact full-time, undergraduate, in-state students enrolled at the 14 State System universities, including California, Clarion, Edinboro, Indiana and Slippery Rock.

State System students will have to pay $198 more in tuition

The State System of Higher Education approved a 3 percent increase bringing the tuition total to $6,820 for the academic year.

4 days ago

Wilkinsburg cuts position of middle school principal

The school board eliminated the position and approved curriculum writing stipends for high school faculty creating new courses.

4 days ago

Suit: Penn State blocked fair election

Jess Stairs filed a notice Tuesday in Centre County that he intends to sue Penn State, along with trustees Keith Masser and Betsy Huber.

4 days ago

Pittsburgh Schools dials in on modern telephone system

Pittsburgh Public Schools’ move to new phones is expected to increase parent contact with teachers and save money.

5 days ago

President wants needy schools to get good teachers

President Barack Obama will mandate state plans for assure quality teachers in high-need schools.

5 days ago

Moon schools eager to talk merger with Cornell

The idea of a merger or of Cornell students attending Moon was studied in 1992 and 1998, but nothing happened.

6 days ago

Proposed budget has few increases for education in Pennsylvania

Despite slight increases in targeted funding, the pending state education budget mostly holds funding flat.

1 week ago

 Physics lab instructor Lisa Milan instructs Jacob Hall, 17, of Hermitage and Madeleine Taylor-McGrane, 16, of Philadelphia during a physics lab in the Pennsylvania's Governor's Schools in the Sciences class at Carnegie Mellon University. Students in the program attend science, technology, electronics and mathematics lectures and labs for five weeks.

Fate of Governor's School at CMU hangs in the budget balance

The school of science opened its session last week at Carnegie Mellon University, but funding for the program might dry up.

1 week ago

Brashear, volunteers to launch mentor program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh will connect 120 ninth-graders at Brashear with college-educated mentors.

1 week ago

School to offer jobs for students

Holy Family Academy's work-study plan will give its students work experience and a chance to offset tuition costs.

1 week ago

 Doctoral candidate Terrance Hudson leads a "Becoming a teacher leader" workshop at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Program aims to attract black males into teaching

Less than 2 percent of teachers in the U.S. are African-American males, according to Robert Millward, education professor at IUP.

1 week ago

 The Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, a native of Ghana, arrived at Duquesne in 2013.

Duquesne professor named bishop in Ghana

The Rev. John Bonaven­ture Kwo­fie came from his na­tive Ghana to Duquesne Univer­sity last year to teach and earn a doc­tor­ate.

1 week ago

CMU’s president is named to a prestigious list of successful immigrants

Subra Suresh is one of four people on New York Times list of “Great Immigrants” who were born in India.

1 week ago

 Clarion University students Gabriella Oglietti, left, and Hannah Biddle excavate a site near West Hickory Wednesday.

Students dig for Native American artifacts

Clarion University of Pennsylvania students are finishing a monthlong excavation today of a site near West Hickory in Forest County.

5 days ago

Investigation continues into missing CCAC chemicals

Pittsburgh‘‍s public safety director downplayed their potential uses, saying that many substances found in homes could also make explosives.

1 week ago

Third North Allegheny student diagnosed with whooping cough

Previously, one student at the senior high and one at the intermediate high school had been diagnosed with pertussis.

1 week ago

 Donna Kuga has been named the interim chancellor at Penn State Beaver.

Interim chancellor named at Penn State Beaver

Donna J. Kuga succeeds Gary B. Keefer as interim chancellor for Penn State Beaver.

1 week ago

 New Seton Hill University president Mary C. Finger.

Seton Hill has new administration, new vision

The new president at Seton Hill University is determined to maintain the school‘‍s consistently high level of performance.

1 week ago

 Erica Garcia, left, and Emily Elder join other students in Pitt's Summer Language Institute for Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Languages during a Friday ethnic picnic outside Posvar Hall on Friday.

Pitt students study the language of food at picnic

University of Pittsburgh students gathered for a picnic of Middle Eastern food featuring fattoush, stuffed grape leaves and baklava.

1 week ago

Summer STEAMing with fun

Students examined mock crime scenes, made art from welded metal and used a 3-D printer at a summer program at Upper St. Clair High School.

1 week ago

McKeesport Area board raises taxes by 0.48 mill

The average property owner in McKeesport will see a $25 to $30 increase in school taxes as a result.

1 week ago

New Thomas Jefferson High School principal hired

By a 5 to 4 vote, the West Jefferson Hills school board hired Christopher Sefcheck as the new principal of Thomas Jefferson High School.

1 week ago

 The Old Main building on the campus of Penn State University.

Pitt, Penn State remain highest in tuition nationally for public universities

A University of Pittsburgh spokesman said tuition is a result of Pennsylvania ranking 47th out of 50 states in support for higher education.

1 week ago

Moon Area hopes to discuss a merger with Cornell School District

About 50 people attended the Monday board session but they were not permitted to speak about the proposed merger talks.

1 week ago

Penn Hills School District approves tax raise in $39M budget

Penn Hills school directors approved $39.8 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh Central Catholic makes leadership changes

Central had both a president and a principal but will now have one top leader.

1 week ago

 The painting "Louine" by Malcolm Stephens Parcell (American 1896-1987) was donated to the district through the Friends of Art.

Auction helps fund restoration of 'Louine' painting donated to Pittsburgh Public Schools

The district is restoring some of the art, thanks to proceeds from the sale of a painting that yielded $750,000 in a Sotheby's auction.

1 week ago

 Rush Miller

Departing Pitt library director ‘‍finessed’ the system into 21st century

In his 20-year tenure as director of the university’‍s libraries, Rush Miller sought to make the system more efficient and user-friendly.

2 weeks ago

Sto-Rox furloughs seven support staffers

A funding shortfall in the Sto-Rox 2014-15 operating budget was met with the furlough of four cafeteria and three custodial positions

2 weeks ago

EDMC lays off 250 systemwide

The company cut 110 jobs locally in the past week.

2 weeks ago

Keystone Oaks board hires principal, approves salaries

The Keystone Oaks school board voted unanimously to hire Jeffrey Kattan as middle school principal. His official start date is July 1.

2 weeks ago

McKeesport Area school board approves budget, increases taxes

School directors in McKeesport Area School District voted 5-4 to approve a $62.4 million budget for the new fiscal year.

2 weeks ago

 Mike Payne and Matias Catalini with Jon McCann, far right, head of the Environmental Charter School.

Environmental Charter School seeks city school board’s OK to expand

Environmental Charter School at Frick Park would add a high school and another K-8 school.

2 weeks ago

Penn-Trafford schools raise taxes

Additional revenue is needed for pension payments and operating expenses, officials say, not the high school renovation.

2 weeks ago

 Mark Rosen appointed to West Allegheny school board. HO

West Allegheny board says welcome and farewell

Mark Rosen of Findlay was sworn in to serve on the school board until December 2015.

2 weeks ago

 Ava Johnson is the newest member of the Woodland Hills School Board.

New Woodland Hills school board member asks minority parents to be more involved

Rankin resident Ava Johnson was sworn in Monday as the newest member of Woodland Hills school board.

2 weeks ago

Franklin Regional school board approves budget

The $50.2 million budget for the 2014-15 school year includes an increase of 0.83 mills in the real estate tax rate.

2 weeks ago

Budget agreement eludes Woodland Hills school board

At a special meeting Wednesday night, a budget that would eliminate 13 teaching positions failed on a vote of 2-5-1.

2 weeks ago

New Westinghouse principal among several city schools personnel changes

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools  Wednesday night approved a series of personnel moves.

2 weeks ago

North Allegheny approves budget that holds line on taxes

The North Allegheny school board Wednesday approved a final budget without a tax increase.

2 weeks ago


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