Three men have all either earned their GED, or are studying for it at the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Their paths are different.
A 1996 skiing accident left Meghan Wilson with quadriplegia. On Monday, she'll graduate from Pitt's School of Medicine with an M.D./Ph.D.
Officials offer accolades to her for overcoming challenges of quadriplegia to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Funding has shrunk for GED instruction and literacy programs as more people sign up and the test is revised.
A new set of educational standards based on Common Core has run into late-in-the-game opposition along unusual political lines.
The Black Male Leadership Development Institute graduated 52 teens, who learned about leadership, character and college preparation.
While the test has always been revised every decade or so, this latest version is more challenging and more expensive.
Among Pitt leaders and key employees included in this year's filing, four of the five highest paid were in athletics.
Hundreds of Pittsburgh Public Schools items are up for bid.
Davaun Barnett Sr., 41, is on leave from his job as principal of Linton Middle School. His wife filed for a protection from abuse order.
Some in the district are concerned that while Anne E. Stephens has a Ph.D., it's not from an accredited university.
Two key players in a master's degree scandal at West Virginia University nearly six years ago have filed a second lawsuit against WVU.
Pittsburgh Brashear High School students celebrated their college and career plans.
With funding tight, expenses increasing and limits set on taxes, officials are considering the ads as they look for new ways to raise money.
Alex Johnson, who spent a little more than five years at CCAC, is leaving to assume the presidency of Cuyahoga Community College.
Brendan Allen, 12, a recent amputee, was named the recipient of the national award for April.
School board members voted 7-0 tonight to approve a $55.4 million spending plan for 2013-14 and a property tax rate of 18.41 mills.
The North Allegheny School Board will not vote next week on an administration proposal to close Peebles Elementary School for 2014-15.
Shaler Area school board unanimously approved its preliminary general fund budget for the 2013-14 school year at its voting meeting.
Charles Steger, the Virginia Tech University president who led the college during the 2007 mass shooting, this week announced plans to retir
Starting in the fall, the Georgia Institute of Technology, together with AT&T and Udacity, an online education venture, will offer a mas
A student found a powdery substance in an unused Turner Elementary School desk and Wilkinsburg police are investigating what it is.
Alex Johnson, president of Community College of Allegheny County since 2008, is leaving July 1 for a similar job near family in Cleveland.
As of last week, it looked like Clairton's team wouldn't be able to go to the National BotsIQ, but generous strangers helped raise $30,000.
Some of the 14 state-owned universities are under pressure to end campus-wide firearms bans.
Janet Thompson, whose tenure included serving as principal of Schaeffer, Regent Square and Clayton elementary schools, died at age 74.
Clarence D. Mumford Sr., a former teacher and assistant principal in Memphis, was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison for orch
A hangar fire at the Beaver County Airport destroyed the offices of ACES Aviation.
The trial of Marco Delgado, a lawyer and philanthropist in El Paso, is set to begin Monday in U.S. District Court.
An advisory committee is providing input on the district's $2.4 million effort to re-envision its schools.
Board members unanimously voted to introduce the $101 million budget at Monday's board meeting. A final vote is scheduled for June 17.
In the 2011-12 fiscal year, the nation's highest paid public university president was Graham B. Spanier, the president of Pennsylvania State
He earned $2.9 million in total compensation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Penn State doesn't agree with how an annual survey of university presidents' pay is done.
At Faison, good behavior is taught alongside academics in an effort to change the culture of the school long plagued with problems.
Carnegie Mellon University investigated after the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh complained about photos taken at a spring carnival event.
The board of governors urged Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities schools to allow the matter to be examined by a task force.
Students earned a trip to a national robotics competition, but the cash-strapped district can't afford to send them to Indianapolis.
Ron Tomalis ran one of the biggest departments in the state government.
With the help of volunteers, Pittsburgh-area students learn to navigate the job interview process.
A study released this week says colleges' pricing and aid policies are endangering the advancement of low-income and working-class students.
Michael Panza will be leaving to become superintendent of the West Jefferson Hills School District no later than July 1.
Principal Art Broadwick has high hopes for his students at the school in Robinson.
School directors approved a preliminary budget Tuesday that holds the line on taxes, but adds teachers, nurses and laptop computers.
When James Budzilek takes over the reins of Mars Area School District, he will have no excuse for not wearing school colors.
The district is considering a plan to renovate the K-6 Woodland Hills Academy, formerly Turtle Creek High School.
Sotheby's, which said the buyer is anonymous, had estimated that the Henri Le Sidaner painting would draw $350,000 to $450,000.
CMU continues its review into whether measures will be taken against a student who appeared half-naked in a campus parade.
Virginia Cowell worked with preschoolers with emotional and behavioral problems.
An undisclosed deal is reached between a former subcontractor and laid-off Indonesian workers for severance pay involving a factory closure.
The 17-year-old took the first place trophy Monday night by beating out 14 other students at the August Wilson Monologue Competition.
James Budzilek has been superintendent of the Leechburg Area School District in Armstrong County for nine years.
The policy would foster Parent School Community Councils in all buildings and make the policy apply to all schools.
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced that St. Katharine Drexel School in Bethel Park will close next month.
A combination of improved tax collection, increased development in the district and personnel cuts have brought the deficit down.
Taxpayers in the Hampton Township School District can expect to pay about $56 more to fund the the 2013-14 budget.
Three newcomers seek the city school board seat in District 9.
At La Roche College on its 50th anniversary year, actor and activist Martin Sheen told students that "one heart with courage is a majority."
Workers in the 25- to 34-year-old age group are the only age group whose wages on average are less now than in 2000.
Mr. Sheen was at the McCandless college to receive an honorary doctorate as part of graduation ceremonies for 302 students.
Pittsburgh's former bishop tells 1,592 graduates changing the world for good "requires a strong relationship with the God who created it."
The three Penn State alumni elected to the board of trustees show that many alumni are not happy with the board.
"At this point, there's no confirmation he was going to use the gun inside the building," school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said.
School officials say the hike is necessary to continue to "provide quality education in the face of flat funding" from the state and county.
John C. Reynolds, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon since 1986, died at age 77.
Michael A. Panza, the first permanent superintendent since 2010, will receive a five-year contract and earn $150,000 a year.
The district is considering asking teachers to accept pay freeze, and it may have to fund the purchase of 1,500 new laptops.
Middle and high school students created stepping stones for Habitat for Humanity's local organization.
Employees worked a year without a contract and negotiated for 18 months.
The seven buildings have 14-year-old wiring that does not support most computer devices.
The assistant superintendent and assistant principal are moving on to higher positions in Pine-Richland and Fox Chapel Area districts.
The free fair last month was for teens and adults making a transition from high school to college, college to the workplace or to a new job.
Taxpayers in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District will not see a tax increase if the proposed 2013-14 budget unveiled Wednesday is adopted.
Carnegie Mellon's attorneys are arguing with Marvell Technology's attorneys over a patent infringement lawsuit.
Mr. Hill has led the university's public-affairs operation since 1999 and create the K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month program.
CMU officials are investigating an incident during a campus parade in which a half-naked female student dressed as the pope.
David Beaupre from Loyola University Maryland has been named the vice president for management and business at Duquesne University.
Among the 186 districts are those in Ambridge, Bethel Park, Clairton, Ellwood City, Mt. Lebanon, South Fayette and West Allegheny.
Collier police remained at the school shortly after 9 a.m. Students and staff were still outside.
The proposal lowers the property tax rate from 21.26 mills to 16.93 mills. The vote to adopt the final budget is planned for June 3.
Educators hope to give more students access to college, and help them graduate on time.
Michael A. Panza was unanimously appointed to be the West Jefferson Hills School District superintendent at the school board meeting.
Eileen Shields watched her children and grandchildren achieve what life prevented her from doing years ago. Now she's reached a milestone.
Evolution is not being taught robustly, if at all, in public school biology classes nationwide. Some teachers believe in creationism.
Commencement is the first time some who earn degrees online visit campus, and for some the trip can mean a several-hour car ride.
The college commencement season kicks off this weekend. Here are some upcoming undergraduate ceremonies in the Pittsburgh region.
Westmoreland County Community College students will see a $3-per-credit tuition increase for the fall semester.
A new study by researchers at Pitt's School of Medicine may hold promise for the understanding and treatment of ALS.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools board Wednesday approved buying about 4,400 intruder lock sets for classroom and office doors.
The IU's board cited irregularities in the use of a credit card in accepting Cecelia Yauger's resignation.
The school board says the district is paying too much to educate students at these schools.
William Pettigrew has been named Pennsylvania Rural Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Rural & Small Schools.
Residents of McCandless, the district's largest municipality, continued to plead with the school board April 17 to keep all schools open.
The board last week voted to begin the process necessary to hire substitute superintendent Alan Johnson as the permanent district head.
More growth is on the way for the community college with an enrollment is more than 6,600 students.
March 1970: The community college founding approved by the state Board of Education February.
The district will spend as much as $36,000 from the operating budget for the work.
University of Pittsburgh professor Hugo G. Nutini was one of the great anthropologists studying Mexico of the 20th century. He died at 84.
The program will waive penalties and interest on delinquent property taxes, which could bring in about $4 million.
The board spent more than an hour, on discussion about a $45,500 grant from the Heinz Endowments to support the day and related activities.