Education


North Hills accepts tablet donation

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation’s program is providing 1,200 Kindle Fire HDX tablets to 60 schools through a partnership with the AIU.

about 2 hours ago


Duquesne school fact-finder rejects achievement as a salary measure

Duquesne teachers are being asked to agree to link student achievement to their raises.

1 day ago


SAT exam undergoes an intense makeover

The College Board announced the changes in March but today released detailed explanations and specifications, including sample questions.

about 23 hours ago


 Camille Downing, left, associate professor at Point Park University’s School of Communication, teaches a class on Web design and marketing Tuesday. The class is launching Wood Street Communications — a student agency that will service nonprofits with Web design, marketing, PR and other communications. Students will do the work for nonprofits pro bono as part of their course work. Ms. Downing teaches a class that is organizing the agency.

Point Park student agency to help nonprofits connect

The payoff for students in the Downtown university’s School of Communication is they get professional experience in a for-credit class.

about 23 hours ago


 Andrew Moore, CMU's new School of Computer Science dean.

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science

Andrew W. Moore, a computer scientist and expert in robotics, will begin his duties in August.

about 23 hours ago


South Fayette parents discuss school bullying

South Fayette parents told the school board tonight they want to ensure students are comfortable with reporting bullying incidents.

1 day ago


Pa. Cyber Charter teachers join union

Teachers at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School have voted for representation by the PSEA.

1 day ago


Seneca Valley to provide college, career exploration software

Seneca Valley School District entered into a $26,061 contract with Naviance, an online college readiness company.

1 day ago


 Math teacher Holly Needy talks to students Friday at Allderdice High School.

Student achievement rewarding for Pittsburgh teaching teams

Pittsburgh Public Schools students are doing better than expected, and 43 educators are getting bonuses of as much as $11,000 as a result.

2 days ago


The faces of that fateful day at Franklin Regional

The PG reached out to as many of the injured students and their families as the paper could identify in an effort to tell the story.

3 days ago


Female teachers sue their district for fair pay

Baldwin-Whitehall teachers take employer to court for fair pay.

3 days ago


 Jenna Joyce, 8, a third-grader at Sloan Elementary School, signs a 28-foot-by-4-foot banner supporting the students of Franklin Regional High School in a parking lot off of Route 22 in Murrysville on Saturday. The banner will be hung near the school when classes resume.

Murrysville: Once near-perfect, now shaken, resilient

When Sam King and Alex Hribal met in the school's hallway, lives -- and a way of life -- hung in the balance.

3 days ago


Dartmouth battles online ads claiming campus 'rape problem'

Students across the country have filed federal complaints against their colleges for failing to prevent and respond to sexual assaults.

3 days ago


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

PSU's future has trustee candidates divided

Penn State's Board of Trustees election could indicate the direction the PSU community wants its university to go.

4 days ago


Franklin Regional announces schedule for reopening

Teachers at Franklin Regional High School will return to work Monday and students will follow on Tuesday and Wednesday

4 days ago


Contract reached between Catholic high schools, teachers

According to the diocese, annual salary increases average about 2 percent over the life of the contract.

4 days ago


Pittsburgh fifth grader brought knives to school, faces charges, district says

The 11-year-old admitted to bringing the knives to Sunnyside PreK-8 after she fought with friends on social media over the weekend

5 days ago


EDMC seeks dismissal of massive federal lawsuit

The plaintiffs claim EDMC based recruiter salary adjustments solely on the number of new students enrolled, in violation of federal law.

5 days ago


Baldwin-Whitehall teachers sue district over pay

Three female teachers say they started at a lower end of the pay scale than their male colleagues with the same experience.

5 days ago


Police investigate hit list found in Gateway student's home

Middle school principal Anthony Aquilio said the student was removed from the school.

5 days ago


Pennsylvania State System allows Clarion to drop flat rate for tuition

If Clarion opts to proceed, its pilot program to charge all undergraduates per credit would last no more than two years.

5 days ago


 Flowers sit in front of the entrance to Franklin Regional High School, the site of Wednesday's knife attack.

Measures to prevent violence in schools fall short, experts say

Teaching alternatives to violence and improving their access to mental health services are among the best ideas to prevent violence.

5 days ago


Pennsylvania's state universities get more autonomy, influence

The State System's board of governors approve tuition flexibility and a larger role in creating minors and programs.

6 days ago


Sponsor admits State System bill's odds dim

Nevertheless, state Sen. Robert Tomlinson, R-Bucks County, said Wednesday that state Senate bill 1275 has moved discussions along.

6 days ago


 Penn State's Beaver Stadium.

Court questions validity of sanctions against Penn State

A Commonwealth Court panel has questioned the validity of the NCAA consent decree entered into by Penn State.

6 days ago


Penn State intellectual property auction coming to close

Friday is the last day to bid on Penn State's intellectual property licenses through their first online auction.

1 week ago


Montour parents angry about smoke and pipe shop

Robinson officials say they may work to update zoning that will keep adult businesses out of zones that contain schools in the future.

6 days ago


Montour to offer preschool pilot program

About 60 4-year-olds will attend morning and afternoon sessions at Burkett Elementary in Robinson next school year.

6 days ago


iPads coming for North Hills students

The school district also has plans for a STEAM center, media centers and online textbooks.

6 days ago


Woodland Hills High School principal leaving after six years

Dan Stephens will be moving into an administrative position as a "special programs coordinator," superintendent Alan Johnson said.

6 days ago


 State System Chancellor Frank Brogan.

Chancellor delivers 'State of the System' on Pa. universities

Frank Brogan takes issue with those who say the system's future is shaky or uncertain.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program announces $3.7 million more in pledges and gifts.

The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship program still has to raise $76.8 million to meet its goal of $250 million.

1 week ago


Carnegie Mellon provost Kamlet will return to teaching

Mark Kamlet has served nearly 14 years as provost and executive vice president at CMU.

1 week ago


Woodland Hills begins outreach

Woodland Hills School District sponsored its first of a series of town hall meetings in local communities proposing changes for the

1 week ago


Seneca Valley schedules fifth snow day, will not have to make up sixth

School board members approved a revised calendar at tonight’s school board meeting designating June 5 as the last day of the school year.

1 week ago


La Salle class studies 'counter culture'

The classic diner provides us with some of our most familiar and rejuvenating comforts.

1 week ago


 Wilkinsburg substitute Superintendent Donna Micheaux.

Wilkinsburg substitute superintendent optimistic in tackling truancy, financial problems

Donna Micheaux wants to move the district forward with optimism.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh-area schools consider graduation changes

Boards throughout the state are looking at changing requirements in the wake of regulations approved by the state Board of Education.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh's public school students find widely varying opportunities

City principals have wide leeway to shape language courses, field trips, books, library materials, extracurricular activities, even snacks.

1 week ago


 Architect’s rendering of Carlow University’s planned University Commons.

New leadership institute for women set at Carlow

Carlow detailed preparations for the school's first major construction in over a decade -- the $15.7 million University Commons project.

1 week ago


 Architect's rendering of Carlow University's planned University Commons.

Carlow announces plans for major new construction

Carlow University today announced plans for a new Institute for Women’s Leadership and Empowerment, and a $15.7 million construction

1 week ago


Sandusky attorney accused of leaking evidence

The judge set a hearing, if one is required, for May 15 in Bellefonte, Centre County.

1 week ago


Chatham faculty statement backs decision to consider going coed

The statement was criticized as not credible by an alumnae group trying to preserve the single-sex college.

1 week ago


Arbitration board sides with Shaler Area School District over teachers in salary dispute

Most teachers' salaries will increase by about $200 each year through 2015-16 and those with greater seniority will receive bigger raises.

1 week ago


 West Chester University

State System of Higher Education could give more power to colleges

The system's board of governors already has granted campuses new price flexibility.

1 week ago


North Hills superintendent details plan to give iPads to students

The North Hills School District is the latest to consider a one-to-one computer initiative for students.

1 week ago


Sto-Rox superintendent canvassing district for creative budget ideas

"We're not the only ones with the answers," acting superintendent Frank Dalmas said.

1 week ago


Peters schools reject seismic testing

The school board refuses an offer for seismic testing and tables a decision on conducting energy-saving upgrades at district facilities.

1 week ago


More class time added for Thomas Jefferson students

Starting with the 2014-15 school year, the high school students will follow a nine-period daily schedule instead of eight.

1 week ago


Steel Valley ponders stricter dress code

The school board will meet Monday to hear from the community on whether to adopt a uniform dress policy.

1 week ago



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