Education


 The bill would retain the examinations but allow states to decide how much weight to give them when evaluating schools.
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The bill would retain the examinations but allow states to decide how much weight to give them when evaluating schools.

Senate to begin overhaul of No Child Left Behind Act

A proposed bill would prohibit the federal government from mandating controversial national education standards.


 “It’s a good move to make,” U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy said.

Pennsylvania expands education benefits for veterans

Eligible veterans will pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities under a state law no matter how recently they moved here.



 Dr. David H. Perlmutter

Scientific director at Children's Hospital named dean at Washington University

Dr. David H. Perlmutter also is a distinguished professor and the Vira I. Heinz Endowed Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Pitt.



 Point Park has 3,737 full- and part-time students, school President Paul Hennigan said.

Point Park lets go of nearly three dozen employees

The job cuts represent 3 percent of the university's total workforce, President Paul Hennigan wrote in a memo.


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In Syria, the weaknesses of Islamic State and U.S. strategy on display

President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon and cited recent gains in Syria as progress in the fight against Islamic State.



South Carolina Senate casts first vote to remove Confederate flag

A final vote is pending and the outcome for the measure in the state House is uncertain.


 

World


Merkel warns Greece time running out to save place in euro

A key emergency meeting of European finance ministers is to be followed today by a summit of the continent’s leaders.



In Syria, the weaknesses of Islamic State and U.S. strategy on display

President Obama met with military leaders at the Pentagon and cited recent gains in Syria as progress in the fight against Islamic State.


 
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State


Bill set to speed up sexual assault investigations

The Neuman Bill will establish timelines for the testing of sexual assault evidence kits and use the data to convict repeat offenders. …



PennFuture picks Pittsburgh native as CEO

Larry Schweiger replaces former president and CEO Cindy Dunn, who now heads the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.


 

Early Returns


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Former United States Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton walks in the Fourth of July


Perry on Politics: Trumping the field

(Associated Press photo) Donald Trump -- yes, the legendary The Donald -- is tied for second in polls in both Iowa and New