Education


 Students walk through a bright blue entryway that is part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation. When complete, the high school will include a fine arts wing. a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) wing, a cafeteria with a composting program and a separate aquatic and physical education building. The project is the result of years of community meetings that included planning and feedback.

A $110 million upgrade at Mt. Lebanon High School

Mt. Lebanon’s new $110 million high school offers new labs, music, art, academic and athletic facilities to its 1,700 students.

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 Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.

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 Amber Bufalini, 14, left, a student at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, gets some reading help Friday from Monica Brunner, 13, an eighth-grader at Assumption School.

School partnership creates a bond stronger than students’ disabilities

Students from the Assumption School and The Day School at the Children’s Institute have a special bond.

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Nashville teen arrested for bomb threat at Pittsburgh Brashear High

The teen, who was not identified, also is accused of sending threats to schools in Nashville; Brockton and Whitman, Mass.; and Burke, Va.

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 Meredith Barber poses with her daughter Gabrielle Schwager, 10, on Thursday at their home in Penn Valley, Pa.

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

The scattered but growing “opt-out” movement is defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

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Sto-Rox middle school students to be dismissed on time after evacuation

Students and staff returned to Sto-Rox Middle School hours after being evacuated this afternoon, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.

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 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students leave the student union in January 2014.

IUP to hold off on per-credit tuition rate

The planned new rate would have charged about $264 per credit.

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 American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten hears of the success of Pittsburgh's Woolslair School during her visit to Pittsburgh Wednesday. At right is Pittsburgh School Director Sylvia Wilson from District 1.

National teachers union leader celebrates success at Pittsburgh Woolslair

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5 parents set an example for others.

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Lawmakers optimistic on more money for education

State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, said he is “optimistic” a deal can be reached.

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Judge says Carnegie woman must repay Keystone Oaks school for theft

A judge ordered the woman, who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $90,000 at Keystone Oaks High School, to serve jail time.

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Tennessee teenager accused of threatening violence at Pittsburgh's Brashear High School

The teenager, whom the FBI did not identify, is also accused of making threats against schools in Massachusetts and Virginia.

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Penn Hills school district seeks permission to borrow $18 million

The money is needed to keep the district open until the end of the year, officials say.

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Girl hit by school van suffered broken pelvis, other injuries

The girl remains in critical condition after the Thursday afternoon incident in the Arlington section of Pittsburgh.

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Rogers Primary students adjusting well in temporary home at Burchfield Primary School

The students in grades K-3 are attending another school in the Shaler Area School District after an April 4 fire in their own building.

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 Avalon Elementary School sixth graders Alyssa Pearson, left, and Melanie Reese created a video to show the reality of what teenagers go through with cyber-bullying, the most prevalent form of bullying among students.

Avalon students' anti-bullying video goes viral

Melanie Reese and Alyssa Pearson, sixth-graders at Avalon Elementary School, created the video

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 Wesley Shipley

Mars welcomes new superintendent Wesley Shipley

Shipley brings 25 years of experience in public education to the school district.

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Mt. Lebanon school volunteers required to get criminal background checks

The new volunteer policy conforms to state Act 153, which requires the checks.

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 The Lafferty Center in Baldwin Borough is a former two-room schoolhouse.

Lafferty school building in Baldwin Borough up for sale

The closed school in Baldwin Borough was most recently used as a senior citizen center.

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Northgate teacher learns futuristic classroom techniques

Avalon Elementary teacher Gretchen Monahan is part of a group of educators selected for a new teaching technology program called SMART amp.

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Gateway schools rolls out preliminary budget; no tax hike planned

Gateway’s expenditures for 2015-16 are $3.1 million higher than the current school year.

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Sto-Rox teachers concerned about Propel

Propel considers opening K-4 school inside Sto-Rox High School to the ire of many.

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 Burke Camper, 14, an eighth grader at Hampton Middle School, serves breakfast to Frank Plowey, 75, at the school on April 10.

Hampton students serve up breakfast, smiles

Each year, eighth-graders in the career advancement class get experience in running a business by preparing a meal for senior citizens.

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Mars budget proposal holds tax line

It keeps all education programs, expands technology initiatives and replaces all retiring teachers, said board President J. Dayle Ferguson.

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Feasibility study considered at Seneca Valley

School board members are expected Monday night to select among Eckles Architecture of New Castle, VEBH Architects and Stantec.

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Seneca Valley launches mobile app for school district information

Users can choose a school and learn about lunch menus, calendars, school news and athletic information as well as receive notifications.

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 Katie Halliday

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Teacher Katherine Halliday wins adviser award

Katherine Halliday is the 2014-15 winner of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils District 2 Adviser of the Year Award.

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School news: Deer Lakes, Fox Chapel Area, Mars Area and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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West school news: Carlynton, Moon Area, South Fayette

School news from throughout the west communities.

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State legislators see possible increase in education funding this year, but questions linger

Members of both political parties said the question they must answer before any commitments can be made is the source of new money.

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Man who says he was sexually abused by former Pittsburgh schools police officer files suit

Former schools police officer Robert Lellock is serving 32 to 64 years in prison for his crimes at Arthur J. Rooney Middle School.

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GOP Rep. Grell named executive director of Pa. teacher pension system

Grell served on the board of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System from 2009 until January.

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 Bill Edgar, interim president at Geneva College

Interim president named at Geneva College

College president Ken Smith is leaving after 11 years to become a dean at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.

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Nine Atlanta educators in test-cheating case sentenced to prison

The case has drawn widespread attention as the nation debates the amount and importance of standardized testing.

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Robert Morris provost named university's interim president

David Jamison will take over for departing President Gregory Dell’Omo, who is leaving to become president of Rider University.

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 Samuel Hurst

Three candidates seek school board seat for Pittsburgh's South Hills

The candidates in District 6 are Samuel Hurst, 32, of Brookline, Tracy Link, 46. of Mount Washington and Moira Kaleida, 30, of Beechview.

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CCAC North issues alert to students, staff after nearby attack on girl

Officials said a man struck a 12-year-old girl in the head with a board in a wooded area behind the nearby apartment complex.

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Mayor helps end scare over man reported with gun near Aliquippa school

The man was seen walking near the Aliquippa Junior-Senior High School late Monday morning, leading to a lockdown of two schools.

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Penn Hills principal who was fired seeks to be reinstated

Davaun Barnett was fired after school officials said he lied about an investigation into $300 that went missing after a school event.

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 The PSSA tests will be given to students in grades 3-8 starting today. The tests will be taken through next week throughout Pennsylvania public schools.

Pennsylvania schools begin revised PSSA tests today

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests will be harder in some areas as they adapt to the state’s new Common Core standards.

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Official: One dead in shooting at N.C. community college

The Goldsboro, N.C., campus was on lockdown as authorities searched for the shooter.

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Pitt students form diversity council

The organization plans to work with Pitt officials to attract a more diverse student body and to help those already there feel more welcome.

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Seton-La Salle students returning after threats

Police and officials met with families at Seton La Salle Catholic High School in Mt. Lebanon after threats cancelled classes last week.

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 Robin Rombach/Post-Gazette -  4-1-15 - Oakland -   local - Hopey -   Samir Lakhani, a senior environmental studies major at the University of Pittsburgh has partnered with hotels in south-east Asia to recycle soap. The soap is recycled and made into a liquid soap given to the people in Cambodia.

Saving Cambodian lives with slivers of hotel soap

Nonprofit started by a Pitt student helps rural Cambodians combat disease through handwashing and better hygiene

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Seton-La Salle to hold meeting for parents about students' return to school

The school was closed both Wednesday and Thursday and students worked from home on Friday after a threatening e-mail sent to faculty.

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Carnegie prize winner pursues new discoveries

A pioneer in brain studies gets an honor from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Contracted security guard confesses to bomb threat, setting fire at Shaler Area High School, police say

A detective "noticed numerous similarities" between the handwriting on the report about the fire and the threat on the bathroom wall.

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Shaler Area superintendent to take top job with Mars Area district

Wesley Shipley’s appointment is expected to be approved by the Mars Area school board at its next regular meeting Tuesday.

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 The new rate amounts to a $24 increase per credit hour for Westmoreland County residents, from $98 to $122.

Westmoreland County Community College increases tuition by nearly 25 percent

The increases will help close a $3.4 million shortfall in its 2015-16 budget, generating some $2.7 million in revenue.

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Penn Hills High School no longer on lockdown

The incident did not happen on school grounds and school officials said they do not know what occurred.

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 In this April 26, 2014, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, addresses a crowd during the Utah Republican Party nominating convention, in Sandy, Utah.

Baldwin High School to honor distinguished alumni

The Baldwin-Whitehall School District in May will induct 11 alumni into the district’s first Distinguished Highlander Alumni Hall of Fame.

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