Education


 Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane said enrollment declines in the city create a population density issue similar to that in rural districts.

Pittsburgh schools superintendent calls for changes in state education funding formula

Linda Lane called on the state to consider enrollment as well as equity, recognizing it costs more to educate some children than others.

about 23 hours ago


Avonworth, teachers extend contract to 2017-18

Under the extension, Avonworth teachers with a masters degree and 18 years of service will see pay increase from $92,050 to $95,025.

about 6 hours ago


 Jeffrey Raymond Wheeler sits Monday in the back of a mathematics class taught by his son Jeffrey Paul Wheeler at the University of Pittsburgh.

W.Va. veteran with cancer gets wish to see son lecture at Pitt

Jeffrey Wheeler, retired U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, always wanted to see his son teach a class at the University of Pittsburgh.

about 23 hours ago


O'Hara Elementary School closed due to power outage

The Fox Chapel Area School District said, however, that parent-teacher conferences will take place as scheduled.

about 16 hours ago


Wilkinsburg School District opens sports to Imani Christian Academy

Participation in varsity sports is now open to select students outside the Wilkinsburg School District.

about 1 hour ago


Pittsburgh Public Schools set commencement schedule, location

All 2015 high school commencement ceremonies in Pittsburgh Public Schools will be at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.

about 3 hours ago


 Jacob Flowers, 8, waits with his mother, Catherene Reed, to receive an award during a Pittsburgh Public School Board meeting in Oakland on Tuesday. Jacob, a third grader at Langley K-8 in Sheridan, helped a first grader who had mistakenly gone to school on Veterans Day, when it was closed. He was given the Distinguished Achievement Award.

Pittsburgh school board approves sale of Rogers building in Garfield

The board approved selling the Rogers School building in Garfield to Impakt Development for $275,000, the asking price.

35 minutes ago


Pittsburgh school board awarded a tax break to one developer

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight awarded a tax break to one developer and tabled a vote on a break for another.

about 1 hour ago


Pittsburgh school board approves comprehensive plan

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight approved a state-required comprehensive plan, which runs from July 2015 through June 2018.

about 3 hours ago


Pittsburgh school board honors Sheraden third grader

Jacob Flowers is only in third grade, but he's already distinguished.

about 3 hours ago


 Firefighters respond to a small fire early this morning on the Robert Morris University campus in Moon.

Small dorm fire reported at Robert Morris University campus

The fire, which was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m., was in Washington Hall.

about 13 hours ago


 The Wilkinsburg school board is set Tuesday to approve an agreement with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to place disruptive students in AIU alternative education programs.

Wilkinsburg schools ramp up discipline

In the wake of two violent incidents, the district has moved quickly on new procedures for alternative education and detention.

1 day ago


 Robert R. Jennings, president of Lincoln University in Chester County, Pa.

Lincoln University president quits amid criticism over rape remark

The president commented at an all-women’s convocation in September about how false rape allegations can ruin a young man’s life.

1 day ago


Lockdown lifted at Pittsburgh Arsenal schools after nearby domestic dispute

A school district spokeswoman said the lockdown lasted about an hour.

1 day ago


Suit calls state school funding arbitrary and irrational

New lawsuit filed seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards.

2 days ago


 Subra Suresh, the former National Science Foundation director who became president of Carnegie Mellon University last year, poses with 85 of the school’s international students.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: CMU president Subra Suresh makes the case for diversity

In the vanguard of Indian-American college presidents, he heads a school with a marked international flavor.

2 days ago


Applicants tone down the tweets so colleges can't pry

Admissions officers are more aware of an applicant’s digital fingerprint.

3 days ago


 Yejee Kim, a 26-year-old master's student at Carnegie Mellon University, plays the violin with Yoga Sebastian Bach, an entry in the Rembacher Chamber Music Competition at CMU's School of Music on Thursday.

Commentary: CMU competition thinks outside the music box

The Rembacher Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Mellon University encouraged innovation in musical performance.

2 days ago


 On the assessment tests, math fell from 79.9 percent in 2011 to 73.3 percent in 2014, a drop of 6.6 percentage points.

Pennsylvania student scores declined with reduced funding, test results show

State test results decline for all students and some subgroups, including economically disadvantaged and special education students.

4 days ago


Duquesne teachers' contract approved; pay not tied to student performance

In 2013-14 and 2014-15, teachers who have earned a satisfactory evaluation will move up one step on the pay scale.

4 days ago


 Point Park University has pledged to Mayor Bill Peduto that it will “incorporate” three turn-of-the-century Forbes Avenue facades into the design of the new Pittsburgh Playhouse in Downtown.

Point Park, city plan to preserve historic facades at new playhouse

Preservation groups, meanwhile, are considering nominations of three Forbes Avenue buildings featuring the facades for historic status.

4 days ago


Six WVU fraternity brothers cited for hazing in connection with Nov. 6 incident

Police say the event involved underage drinking followed by dropping off 19 drunk underage pledges in a residential neighborhood.

5 days ago


Obamacare provision challenged in court

Geneva College in Beaver Falls and the Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie won the initial rounds of cases.

5 days ago


 School board representative Regina Holley speaks during a rally forcommunity schools today in Oakland.

Demonstrators rally in Oakland to support community schools across U.S.

About two dozen people attended the rally, which was part of a week of action under the national Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

5 days ago


 Clarion University's multi-purpose Student Recreation Center includes basketball courts, rock climbing wall and weight room, and inside track and elliptical machines.

Clarion University expanding athletic offereings

University hopes the added women’s offerings bring it closer to addressing a Title IX discrimination complaint.

5 days ago


 President Barack Obama recognized Pittsburgh educators Wednesday at a White House education summit.

Pittsburgh educators immersed in Obama’s technology initiative

They were among 100 school systems highlighted as examples for the rest of the country.

5 days ago


 Mt. Lebanon High School's profile score of 99.3 was the second highest in Allegheny County.

Economics a factor in results of School Performance Profiles

Wealthier districts performed better, while poorer districts were on the low end of the ratings.

5 days ago


Pa. Supreme Court: $500K limit proper for girl run over by school bus

State law makes most governmental entities immune from civil liability but permits damages of up to $500,000 for motor vehicle accidents.

5 days ago


 Remy McIntyre , a junior at Wilkinsburg High School, hands her phone and earphones to Jan Visk , the school nurse, to be filed while attending school.

At Wilkinsburg High, reading, writing and ... confiscating phones?

Administrators at Wilkinsburg Middle/High School take students’ phones at the beginning of the day and return them at the end.

5 days ago


 First-grader Konrad Grossheim stacks buckets Thursday during a fast-paced stacking exercise as part of the Guinness World Records Day event at Sewickley Academy.

Sewickley Academy students stack 'em up for world record

Sewickley Academy is part of a worldwide attempt to set a record for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.”

5 days ago


Residents oppose plans to sell Seville school to Pressley Ridge

Residents living near the closed school in Ross told North Hills school board members that their property values would be jeopardized.

5 days ago


Drilling remains an issue in Mars Area

A group of pro-drilling residents asked the board Nov. 11 to reconsider allowing Rex Energy to drill under the district’s schools.

5 days ago


North Allegheny officials say new state law on volunteers problematic

It will require multiple clearances for all volunteers, no matter how little they help out.

5 days ago


School news: Avonworth, Highlands, Mars Area

Avonworth holds pep rally; Highlands holds gold card Thanksgiving luncheon; Mars Area presents comedy

5 days ago


 The education task force has one final meeting with Mayor Bill Peduto that is yet to be scheduled and is to deliver a report by the end of the year.

Education task force to become Pittsburgh commission

The task force faced problems identifying its mission and goals, members said.

6 days ago


CMU's School of Music to receive $1 million gift for recording studio, scholarships

The planned gift will also support operations and undergraduate merit scholarships at the school.

1 week ago


 Donna Ervin, a kindergarten teacher at Pittsburgh King on the North Side, talks about improving educational equity at the school.

Pittsburgh schools asking educators to look inward to help close race gap

Teachers and administrators tackle their own racial attitudes to help students learn more effectively.

1 week ago


'Unboxxed': Leadership Pittsburgh's seminar challenges traditional forms of education

Leadership Pittsburgh's Unboxxed seminar explores the leading edge of learning, medicine and other topics.

1 week ago


 Pittsburgh CAPA students London Reese-Scaife, 17, left, and Dillyn Brown, 16, attend a college fair in February. The recent A+ Schools report gave CAPA a 98 percent student stability rate.

Report highlights wide gaps among Pittsburgh schools

The report shows wide variations in teacher turnover, achievement of students and parent satisfaction, among other areas.

1 week ago


CMU ranked one of top 25 schools hosting international students

International Institute of Education ranks CMU 25th on the number of international students, with 5,501 undergraduate and graduate students.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh school district receives one application for charter school

The school is the Robert L. Vann Charter School, a proposal the school board previously rejected.

1 week ago


Deer Lakes school board to vote on contract, new superintendent

The board is expected to name Avella Area Superintendent Janell Logue-Belden as its eighth superintendent.

1 week ago


Foreign students flocking to U.S. in record numbers

The number of international students in the United States last year rose to a record 886,052.

1 week ago


Penn State president vows to revisit Freeh Report

President Eric Barron vowed in a statement on the university’s website that he would conduct “a thorough review” of the report.

1 week ago


 The California University Vulcans football team takes the field for its final game of the season Saturday against Lock Haven at Adamson Stadium.

College athletes' off-field infractions getting more scrutiny

The State System of Higher Education is largely silent on how schools should address player transgressions outside of school.

1 week ago


 Jennifer Shrieve of Beechview, who is in her first year of welding and hopes to someday join the Steamfitters union, practices Thursday at CCAC.

For workforce trainees, blue collar jobs are still difficult to find

Community College of Allegheny County can train more workers than there are jobs.

1 week ago


Seniors applying to colleges by the dozens amid stress

Six college applications once seemed like a lot. Submitting eight was a mark of great ambition.Now these figures are just a starting point.

1 week ago


Quaker Valley High School set to respond to threat

The social media message will prompt a police presence, a district official said.

1 week ago


 Lewis Campbell III, left, and girlfriend Shareese Asparagus hold hands Friday during an interview with his attorney, William Rush, in Reading.

Cal U victim details incident that led to coma

As Lewis Campbell III lay on the ground, his girlfriend, a university senior, thought he might not make it.

1 week ago


 Actor Michael Keaton arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood.

Michael Keaton agrees to new role: visiting scholar at CMU

The Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon announced that the actor has agreed to the position, with details still to be

1 week ago



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