Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise.

Pittsburgh Promise begins developing planned giving program

The college scholarship initiative has secured a $1 million commitment from a family.

about 14 hours ago

 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

WVU expels three as a result of weekend disturbances

Eight people were arrested and 24 others cited for various infractions Saturday after the celebration of WVU's football win turned ugly.

about 1 hour ago

North Allegheny hires construction manager for school renovations

The board also OK’d the parameters of a new high school elective, and heard from residents about the proposed volunteer clearance policy.

about 15 hours ago

Mars superintendent James Budzilek resigns

The board accepted the resignation of James Budzilek who held the reins of the district for less than 50 weeks.

about 15 hours ago

 The school district is paying $85,000, including $76,563, less payroll taxes and deduction, to Alexander Herring Sr.

Pittsburgh Public Schools reaches settlements with principal, teacher

One employee was a Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 principal who was rated unsatisfactory; the other was a welding teacher.

about 2 hours ago

2015-16 North Hills school calendar approved

The first day for students will be Aug. 24, a week earlier than this year. The last day will be May 27.

about 15 hours ago

Mars Area changes concession stand policy

Under the new rule, a licensed caterer must be present in order for the concession stand to open.

about 15 hours ago

Seneca Valley looks at feasibility study

It is the first step in a long-range plan to upgrade all buildings and athletic facilities.

about 15 hours ago

North school news: North Allegheny, North Hills, Pine-Richland, Shady Side Academy and more

School news from around the North suburbs.

about 15 hours ago

 Executive director Saleem Ghubril delivers the Pittsburgh Promise's 2013 report at the American Eagle headquarters in the South Side.

Pittsburgh Promise aids city students’ progress

Director Saleem Ghubril will deliver the Promise’s annual report today and announce additional major gifts.

1 day ago

Woodland Hills forms committee to improve public image

Almost two dozen people for a “PR brainstorming session” held tonight at Woodland Hills School District’s administrative office.

about 16 hours ago

Pittsburgh Obama students get help with test fees

International Baccalaureate seniors at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 are going to get help paying for IB exam registration fees.

about 18 hours ago

Pittsburgh schools get $3 million grant for restorative practices

The grant is from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.

about 18 hours ago

WWII veterans honored by Pittsburgh Public Schools

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools honored Stanley Kubit and Medio "Mike" Mercolini as part of Operation Recognition.

about 19 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board puts building's sale proposal on hold

The developer plans to turn the building into 30 to 40 market-rate apartments.

about 19 hours ago

Commission advances to develop a funding formula for Pennsylvania public schools

Academic achievement and the economic makeup of school districts urged to be a factor in the state’s new basic education funding formula.

1 day ago

Blackhawk superintendent says district likely to face teacher furloughs

She said the furloughs are likely if a state hearing examiner’s decision ruling that it must implement its teacher contract stands.

1 day ago

Chevron to partner in $20 million regional STEM initiative

The Appalachia Partnership Initiative will focus on boosting students’ science, technology, engineering and math skills.

2 days ago

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School case to be heard again next month

Nick Trombetta's lawyers want the judge to throw out the government's charges or limit its evidence gleaned from the recordings.

2 days ago

 Curtiss Porter, Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, addresses the public during a meeting of the Educational Task Force held at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy in Oakland.

Mayor’s education task force holds first public session

The mayor’s education task force tonight bounced around ideas ranging from safety to class size in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

1 day ago

One Day University offers best of lectures

One Day University will hold its first program in Pittsburgh this week.

2 days ago

Jerome Cochran to retire as University of Pittsburgh's executive vice chancellor

Mr. Cochran has served as vice chancellor since August 1995, and he was Pitt’s general counsel from 2004 to 2013.

2 days ago

Legal claims settled in abuse cases at Johnstown Catholic high school

Students said they were abused by Brother Stephen Baker, who worked at the school from 1992 to 2001.

1 day ago

 Austin Babinsack

Parents of bullying victim meet with Highlands superintendent

Austin Babinsack, 16, was duct-taped to a goal post  Oct. 5 by two teammates on the varsity soccer team.

2 days ago

Pittsburgh mayor's education task force seeks public input at Tuesday's meeting

According to the mayor’s office, the public will be able to "share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh" at the meeting.

3 days ago

 Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal Russell Patterson rides on the school bus with students from East Hills to the school in Homewood on Friday.

Pittsburgh Faison K-5 principal gets on board to promote bus safety

The Faison principal is riding school buses to emphasize proper behavior.

3 days ago

Clairton teen charged in in bomb threats

The 14-year-old allegedly phoned in threats to West Liberty Elementary, South Brook Middle and Pioneer Education Center.

2 days ago

Feds approve rules for campuses to report sex assults

Federal regulations require colleges to step up efforts to report and prevent crime and help victims navigate reporting systems.

5 days ago

EDMC enrollment, shares fall

The for-profit education company has not seen profits in the last three years.

5 days ago

Duquesne drops admissions test for liberal arts applicants

Duquesne University’s Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, said test scores aren’t as important in liberal arts.

5 days ago

Bill to prevent abusive teachers from moving districts awaits governor's signature

Pennsylvania would be the third state to bar teachers accused of sexual misconduct from quietly moving to another district.

6 days ago

Upper St. Clair student wins $25,000 as 'America's Top Young Scientist'

Sahil Doshi’s eco-friendly battery design project converts carbon dioxide into electricity.

6 days ago

Westinghouse-Perry fight prompts Pittsburgh Public Schools to cancel two football games

Perry was scheduled to play Brashear tonight while Westinghouse was supposed to play at Wheeling Central Catholic (W.Va.) Saturday.

6 days ago

Kent State classes, homecoming not affected by Ebola news

Amber Joy Vinson had visited relatives, three of whom are Kent State administrators, in the Akron area.

1 week ago

 Fifth-grader Maleek Washington shows his dorm room to a guest at the Western Pennsylvania School for Deaf in Edgewood on Wednesday.

New dorm ‘just like home’ at Edgewood school for deaf students

Ground was broken in April 2013 for the $9.5 million, 30,000-square-foot, two-story brick-and-stone residence.

1 week ago

Mt. Lebanon School District gets positive report on audit

The opinion is an auditor’s judgment that financial records are appropriately presented and follow accepted accounting principles.

1 week ago

Harvard law professors criticize school’s sexual misconduct policy

Dozens of Harvard Law School faculty members say the rules violate basic principles of fairness and would do more harm than good.

1 week ago

Gateway High start time unchanged, but some make case for more sleep

The bell will continue to ring at 7:20 a.m. at the high school after the board voted not to push start times later.

1 week ago

West Jefferson Hills School District works to eradicate truancy

It is sponsoring a free class for parents and students Oct. 30.

1 week ago

 Tim Glasspool of Plum

Plum superintendent to meet with other educators in D.C.

Timothy Glasspool, named to the top spot in Plum Borough School District in January, is raising his family where he works.

1 week ago

 Students at Pittsburgh Minadeo K-5 in Squirrel Hill.

Tardy merge rattles parents, 1st-graders at Minadeo

Enrollment decline results in a loss of one teacher.

1 week ago

Blackhawk teacher pact is valid, state hearing examiner decides

A proposed order says the district must implement a collective bargaining agreement.

1 week ago

Mars Area school officials to meet with youth home over gas drilling concerns

Rex Energy plans to operate up to six gas wells on private property approximately a half-mile from the schools.

1 week ago

 Students arrive during the first day of school at Pittsburgh King PreK-8 on the North Side in late August.

Kindergarten enrollment drops 11.5 percent in Pittsburgh school district

The decrease amounts to 266 students, the largest of any grade level. “We don't have an explanation,” said superintendent Linda Lane.

1 week ago

Probing the plight of Allegheny County’s homeless youth

Homeless young adults in Allegheny County lack centralized services and transportation, a study has found.

1 week ago

Education adviser Tomalis had no employment contract

Ron Tomalis had no contract with state government despite an adviser job that paid nearly $140,000 a year.

1 week ago

 The CMU Robotics Institute developed a snakelike robot, known as Snakebot, modeled after a sidewinder.

CMU researchers eye uses for snakelike machines

Study shows advances in robots that mimic a sidewinder could be used for search-and-rescue or high-risk inspections.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh Public Schools considering sale of Rogers School building

The resolution will be up for discussion at the board's agenda review meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

1 week ago

Former Allegheny College professor indicted on child pornography charges

Kirk Nesset, an award-winning writer who has homes in Meadville and Arizona, was arrested Oct. 1 and resigned from the college soon after.

1 week ago

Court: Gallatin Area School District won't have to pay $100K in student sex case

Donald Rosie previously pleaded no contest to criminal charges that he had sex with the student in 2006.

1 week ago


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