The Steel Valley Education Association filed a grievance on Feb. 13, claiming the special needs student’s use of the bathroom violates the teachers contract.

Steel Valley teachers fight accommodation for special needs student

The Steel Valley school board will decide tonight if a special needs student’s use of a faculty bathroom violates the teachers contract.

about 15 hours ago

 Left to right, Langston Brentley, junior at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12; Saroyah Johnson, junior at Penn Hills High School; Margaux Wilson, junior at Oakland Catholic High School; Liza Wilson (Margaux's sister), sophomore at Oakland Catholic High School; Javar Wilson (no relation), junior at Imani Christian Academy.

Pittsburgh-area high school students share perspectives on historically black colleges

Follow the PG as we join 5 Pittsburgh-area high school students who are touring 13 historically black colleges to decide on their future.

about 15 hours ago

 The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity on the Penn State campus has been suspended for a year and is being ordered by its national organization to reorganize in the wake of a police investigation into a secret Facebook page the frat had featuring nude women.

Some women pictured on Penn State frat's Facebook page come forward

The new developments emerged Wednesday as protesters marched to the house and called for the school to shut down the fraternity permanently.

about 5 hours ago

Aliquippa student arrested after bringing gun to high school

The superintendent sent a letter to parents notifying them of the security breach at the school.

about 3 hours ago

Teen gets up to 80 years for attempted rape, killing of Lehigh student

Prosecutors say Sanchez-Osorio broke into the 23-year-old student’s bedroom, tore off her underpants and choked her until she turned blue.

about 2 hours ago

Coroner: Geneva College player died of natural cardiac event

The county coroner said there was no sign of any congenital defect that caused the death.

about 8 hours ago

 Students in Shamira Underwood's second grade class at Pittsburgh's Lincoln PreK-5 School swarm principal Virginia Hill with their writing workbooks during a visit to the class.

Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 among city schools receiving STAR honor

Six city schools achieve STAR status based on student improvement. Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 is in the top 15 percent.

1 day ago

Upper St. Clair School ratifies contract with custodians, teacher aides, secretaries and other service staff

The new three-year pact will be effective Sept. 1. The current contract expires Aug. 31.

1 day ago

Pittsburgh Public Schools ended 2014 with a surplus

After starting 2014 with a budgeted $14.4 million operating deficit, the district has ended the year with a $15.9 million surplus.

about 16 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board approves summer AP academy at CMU

The AP Summer Academy will be at Carnegie Mellon University from July 13 to July 31.

about 19 hours ago

Pittsburgh schools honor those who help students with disabilities

The annual Champion Awards are made by an organization of parents and educators advocating for all students with disabilities.

about 20 hours ago

Duquesne faculty works to sustain discussion of race via curriculum, student voices

Duquesne University held a “A Day for Learning and Speaking Out” on Wednesday but doesn’t want the conversation to end there.

about 20 hours ago

Penn Hills schools business manager placed on leave

Richard Liberto, the district’s director of business affairs, was placed on leave Tuesday with pay, according to district officials.

1 day ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools board sold the closed Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights.

Pittsburgh school board sells Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights

The Schaffer building was sold for $225,000 to the Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Co.

about 17 hours ago

Fraternities lobby against campus rape investigations

College Greek-life organizations are pushing Congress to make it harder for universities to investigate rape allegations.

1 day ago

 Penn State President Eric J. Barron

Penn State considers tuition freeze

Eric J. Barron says he would recommend the freeze for in-state students if the university were to receive a proposed funding increase.

1 day ago

Wilkinsburg school board cancels baseball season due to lack of players

A sports partnership with Imani Christian Academy for spring sports was not enough to save the baseball program at Wilkinsburg High School.

1 day ago

Ex-prosecutor, alum becomes Grove City College president

Mr. McNulty replaces Richard Jewell, a Pittsburgh businessman and 1967 graduate of the school.

2 days ago

Geneva College mourns passing of football player

Jonathan Antonishen, 22, was a senior engineering major from Acme, Pa.

1 day ago

 Students and others demonstrate on the Penn State campus last week in support of female students who police said were depicted on Kappa Delta Rho fraternity's private Facebook pages.

Penn State president to form panel to examine Greek life

The action comes after last week’s suspension of a fraternity investigated for maintaining a Facebook page with photos of nude PSU co-eds.

2 days ago

 Patrick Huth, a physics professor at CCAC's Boyce Campus and a former NASA contractor, shows some of the samples of moon rocks on loan from NASA.

NASA loans moon rocks for CCAC astronomy class

It has been more than 40 years since the Apollo astronauts flew to the moon and brought back 842 pounds of lunar samples.

3 days ago

 Ken Mitchell, the retired superintendent of South Orangetown Central School District in Blauvelt, N.Y., is working to examine the district’s contracts to protect student information.

House bill would limit use of student data

The bill would ban companies that operate school services from using or disclosing students’ personal information to tailor ads to them.

3 days ago

 Edinboro police Sgt. Al Donahue said second-year Edinboro student Devin Stevenson, 20, right, has been charged in the shooting.

Police identify Edinboro University students wounded in shooting

Second-year Edinboro student Devin Stevenson, 20, of Franklin, formerly of Oil City, has been charged in the shooting.

3 days ago

 Eliana Jackson, center, a ninth-grade student at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, joins others in prayer Monday in front of Wilkinsburg High School, where local faith leaders announced plans for a “Fast for Family Values” to urge state leaders to fully fund public education. Joining Eliana were, from left, Michelle McMillan, a Duquesne resident and member of ACTION United; Alia Schindler of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; and Sandra Woolley of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network. Each person clutched a paper lunch bag to symbolize the hunger for education.

Pittsburgh-area religious leaders urge fasting for public education

Local clergy who are members of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network held a news conference and prayer service Monday morning.

2 days ago

Weekend celebration at IUP results in about 50 arrests

The arrests at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were for non-violent crimes such as disorderly conduct and public urination.

4 days ago

‘Test-in’ event reveals some parents, teachers question benefits of standardized tests

Some find the tests to be too stressful and time consuming for students.

4 days ago

Penn State room and board to increase nearly 4 percent

The hike results in a $190 increase per semester for the 2015-16 school year.

5 days ago

As protest occurs at Penn State, school officials address sexual misconduct

Penn State president Eric Barron said if he were reading news accounts about the matter, he would be protesting with the students.

5 days ago

 Students and others show their support during a rally in State College today for female students whose nude pictures were on Kappa Delta Rho fraternity's private Facebook pages.

Penn State students protest against frat over nude photo posts

Some female students say women cannot feel safe at fraternities and they’re taking part in the rally to help change that culture.

6 days ago

 Joel Sanchez, 7, practices cursive writing in Lori Ryan's second-grade class at Howe Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon.

Write on: Penmanship proponents say cursive writing is more than just pencil pushing

The teaching of cursive writing has diminished, but some Pittsburgh-area schools are pressing on.

6 days ago

Dale Ostergaard returns to Mt. Lebanon School Board

The school board brings back a former member whose experience will be valued as the district faces upcoming challenges.

6 days ago

Keystone Oaks biology students in operating theater for class

Teens offer a variety of observations after watching a heart by-pass operation with their teacher.

6 days ago

 Matthew Yarnell graduated in 1997 from Carnegie Mellon.

Remains of CMU grad, 9/11 victim at World Trade Center, identified

Matthew Yarnell worked on the 97th floor of the south tower as vice president and programmer analyst in technology for Fiduciary Trust Co.

6 days ago

Norwin School District welcomes Japanese students

Norwin will host 23 students from Kitakyushu City on a cultural exchange program sponsored by the Japan Foundation’s Kakehashi project.

6 days ago

STEMinism club formed at North Allegheny

The club will encourage females to take classes in science, technology, engineering and math.

6 days ago

Woodland Hills investigates bus fight, makes personnel changes

No disciplinary decisions have been made concerning the fight on the bus, which a student recorded and then was broadcast on TV news.

6 days ago

Mars utilizes its snow days

The Mars Area School District had eight snow days this winter, but students will not be going to school longer than planned.

6 days ago

Gateway superintendent, Monroeville mayor host joint forum

School safety and communication were discussed at the session, which more than a dozen people attended.

6 days ago

Peters parents air Common Core complaints before school board

“This is a bipartisan issue. We want the best for our children,” said parent Katherine Reitz, who opposes the standards.

6 days ago

North Hills hires architect to redesign libraries

The middle school is one of 35 schools in the state designated Schools to Watch.

6 days ago

Administrative changes coming to Gateway schools

The Ramsey Elementary School principal resigned and was replaced by the assistant principal at Gateway Middle School.

6 days ago

Norwin considers STEM center within high school

The school board has voted to use part of its $500,000 STEM grant for a new architects’ plan for a STEM center within the high school.

6 days ago

School news: Deer Lakes, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

6 days ago

West school news: Carlynton, Moon Area, St. Philip

School news from throughout the west communities.

6 days ago

 “I can’t imagine anybody that’s not appalled by the alleged behavior,” Penn State president Eric Barron said about a fraternity's posting of photos of naked women on a private Facebook page.

Penn State president says fraternity system may need review

Kappa Delta Rho was suspended for a year over allegations that members shared frat house photos of nude and partly nude women online.

1 week ago

Penn State continues probe of professor who went on plane rant

Karen Bettez Halnon was arrested in Miami over the weekend after going on an hours-long rant about U.S.-Venezuela relations on an airplane.

1 week ago

 Shuttered Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights.

Pittsburgh URA to provide needed money for sale of former Schaeffer school

The Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Co. will buy the closed Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights from Pittsburgh Public Schools.

1 week ago

Commonwealth Court grants injunction to Pennsylvania teachers union

Home addresses of public school employees are private for now.

1 week ago

Carnegie Science Center leaders promote STEM education at congressional hearing

The model focuses on getting students enthused about science, technology, engineering and math — skills they’ll need for tomorrow’s jobs.

1 week ago

Montour's Williams Middle School put under lockdown after threat

Police told the school district the threat was the result of a domestic dispute and involved a middle school student.

1 week ago


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