Education


Students earn Hope Through Learning Scholarship awards

Matthew Hill of Stanton Heights and Veronica Hickman of the North Side each won a scholarship of $2,500.

about 4 hours ago


Penn Hills school board approves short term tax loan

The loan will allow the district to borrow cash on a short-term basis to help pay operating expenses through July.

about 9 hours ago


 The tuition increase will impact full-time, undergraduate, in-state students enrolled at the 14 State System universities, including California, Clarion, Edinboro, Indiana and Slippery Rock.

State System students will have to pay $198 more in tuition

The State System of Higher Education approved a 3 percent increase bringing the tuition total to $6,820 for the academic year.

1 day ago


Wilkinsburg cuts position of middle school principal

The school board eliminated the position and approved curriculum writing stipends for high school faculty creating new courses.

1 day ago


Suit: Penn State blocked fair election

Jess Stairs filed a notice Tuesday in Centre County that he intends to sue Penn State, along with trustees Keith Masser and Betsy Huber.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh Schools dials in on modern telephone system

Pittsburgh Public Schools’ move to new phones is expected to increase parent contact with teachers and save money.

2 days ago


President wants needy schools to get good teachers

President Barack Obama will mandate state plans for assure quality teachers in high-need schools.

2 days ago


Moon schools eager to talk merger with Cornell

The idea of a merger or of Cornell students attending Moon was studied in 1992 and 1998, but nothing happened.

3 days ago


Proposed budget has few increases for education in Pennsylvania

Despite slight increases in targeted funding, the pending state education budget mostly holds funding flat.

4 days ago


 Physics lab instructor Lisa Milan instructs Jacob Hall, 17, of Hermitage and Madeleine Taylor-McGrane, 16, of Philadelphia during a physics lab in the Pennsylvania's Governor's Schools in the Sciences class at Carnegie Mellon University. Students in the program attend science, technology, electronics and mathematics lectures and labs for five weeks.

Fate of Governor's School at CMU hangs in the budget balance

The school of science opened its session last week at Carnegie Mellon University, but funding for the program might dry up.

5 days ago


Brashear, volunteers to launch mentor program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh will connect 120 ninth-graders at Brashear with college-educated mentors.

5 days ago


School to offer jobs for students

Holy Family Academy's work-study plan will give its students work experience and a chance to offset tuition costs.

5 days ago


 Doctoral candidate Terrance Hudson leads a "Becoming a teacher leader" workshop at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Program aims to attract black males into teaching

Less than 2 percent of teachers in the U.S. are African-American males, according to Robert Millward, education professor at IUP.

5 days ago


 The Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, a native of Ghana, arrived at Duquesne in 2013.

Duquesne professor named bishop in Ghana

The Rev. John Bonaven­ture Kwo­fie came from his na­tive Ghana to Duquesne Univer­sity last year to teach and earn a doc­tor­ate.

6 days ago


CMU’s president is named to a prestigious list of successful immigrants

Subra Suresh is one of four people on New York Times list of “Great Immigrants” who were born in India.

6 days ago


 Clarion University students Gabriella Oglietti, left, and Hannah Biddle excavate a site near West Hickory Wednesday.

Students dig for Native American artifacts

Clarion University of Pennsylvania students are finishing a monthlong excavation today of a site near West Hickory in Forest County.

2 days ago


Investigation continues into missing CCAC chemicals

Pittsburgh‘‍s public safety director downplayed their potential uses, saying that many substances found in homes could also make explosives.

6 days ago


Third North Allegheny student diagnosed with whooping cough

Previously, one student at the senior high and one at the intermediate high school had been diagnosed with pertussis.

1 week ago


 Donna Kuga has been named the interim chancellor at Penn State Beaver.

Interim chancellor named at Penn State Beaver

Donna J. Kuga succeeds Gary B. Keefer as interim chancellor for Penn State Beaver.

1 week ago


 New Seton Hill University president Mary C. Finger.

Seton Hill has new administration, new vision

The new president at Seton Hill University is determined to maintain the school‘‍s consistently high level of performance.

1 week ago


 Erica Garcia, left, and Emily Elder join other students in Pitt's Summer Language Institute for Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Languages during a Friday ethnic picnic outside Posvar Hall on Friday.

Pitt students study the language of food at picnic

University of Pittsburgh students gathered for a picnic of Middle Eastern food featuring fattoush, stuffed grape leaves and baklava.

1 week ago


Summer STEAMing with fun

Students examined mock crime scenes, made art from welded metal and used a 3-D printer at a summer program at Upper St. Clair High School.

1 week ago


McKeesport Area board raises taxes by 0.48 mill

The average property owner in McKeesport will see a $25 to $30 increase in school taxes as a result.

1 week ago


New Thomas Jefferson High School principal hired

By a 5 to 4 vote, the West Jefferson Hills school board hired Christopher Sefcheck as the new principal of Thomas Jefferson High School.

1 week ago


 The Old Main building on the campus of Penn State University.

Pitt, Penn State remain highest in tuition nationally for public universities

A University of Pittsburgh spokesman said tuition is a result of Pennsylvania ranking 47th out of 50 states in support for higher education.

1 week ago


Moon Area hopes to discuss a merger with Cornell School District

About 50 people attended the Monday board session but they were not permitted to speak about the proposed merger talks.

1 week ago


Penn Hills School District approves tax raise in $39M budget

Penn Hills school directors approved $39.8 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh Central Catholic makes leadership changes

Central had both a president and a principal but will now have one top leader.

1 week ago


 The painting "Louine" by Malcolm Stephens Parcell (American 1896-1987) was donated to the district through the Friends of Art.

Auction helps fund restoration of 'Louine' painting donated to Pittsburgh Public Schools

The district is restoring some of the art, thanks to proceeds from the sale of a painting that yielded $750,000 in a Sotheby's auction.

1 week ago


 Rush Miller

Departing Pitt library director ‘‍finessed’ the system into 21st century

In his 20-year tenure as director of the university’‍s libraries, Rush Miller sought to make the system more efficient and user-friendly.

1 week ago


Sto-Rox furloughs seven support staffers

A funding shortfall in the Sto-Rox 2014-15 operating budget was met with the furlough of four cafeteria and three custodial positions

1 week ago


EDMC lays off 250 systemwide

The company cut 110 jobs locally in the past week.

1 week ago


Keystone Oaks board hires principal, approves salaries

The Keystone Oaks school board voted unanimously to hire Jeffrey Kattan as middle school principal. His official start date is July 1.

1 week ago


McKeesport Area school board approves budget, increases taxes

School directors in McKeesport Area School District voted 5-4 to approve a $62.4 million budget for the new fiscal year.

2 weeks ago


 Mike Payne and Matias Catalini with Jon McCann, far right, head of the Environmental Charter School.

Environmental Charter School seeks city school board’s OK to expand

Environmental Charter School at Frick Park would add a high school and another K-8 school.

2 weeks ago


Penn-Trafford schools raise taxes

Additional revenue is needed for pension payments and operating expenses, officials say, not the high school renovation.

2 weeks ago


 Mark Rosen appointed to West Allegheny school board. HO

West Allegheny board says welcome and farewell

Mark Rosen of Findlay was sworn in to serve on the school board until December 2015.

2 weeks ago


 Ava Johnson is the newest member of the Woodland Hills School Board.

New Woodland Hills school board member asks minority parents to be more involved

Rankin resident Ava Johnson was sworn in Monday as the newest member of Woodland Hills school board.

2 weeks ago


Franklin Regional school board approves budget

The $50.2 million budget for the 2014-15 school year includes an increase of 0.83 mills in the real estate tax rate.

2 weeks ago




Budget agreement eludes Woodland Hills school board

At a special meeting Wednesday night, a budget that would eliminate 13 teaching positions failed on a vote of 2-5-1.

2 weeks ago


New Westinghouse principal among several city schools personnel changes

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools  Wednesday night approved a series of personnel moves.

2 weeks ago


North Allegheny approves budget that holds line on taxes

The North Allegheny school board Wednesday approved a final budget without a tax increase.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh school board sells Columbus to nonprofit for $930,000

The district closed Columbus in 2006. Propel opened its school as a tenant in 2011.

2 weeks ago


Pittsburgh Online Academy to use district teachers

After two years of using outsiders to teach online students, the board approved turning the teaching over to district teachers.

2 weeks ago


U.S. tightens standards for special education

The Obama administration is tightening its oversight of the way states educate special-needs students.

2 weeks ago


Pitt receives grant for CPR research

University of Pittsburgh researchers receive $1.8 million to create database to study CPR outcomes.

2 weeks ago


 The Wilkinsburg school board has appointed Linda Hippert, executive director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, as acting superintendent effective July 1.

Wilkinsburg furloughs 11 teachers, appoints acting superintendent

The board also approved Linda Hippert, executive director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, as the acting superintendent effective July 1.

2 weeks ago


Raises proposed for Duquesne school administrators

District administrators are proposing pay increases for several district administrators as part of the 2014-15 school year.

2 weeks ago


 Graduates of  Carnegie Mellon University's  Integrated Innovation for Products and Services program, from left Peeyush Goyal, Beth Herlin and Phil Marchetti, do some personal work at the Integrated Innovation Institute in Oakland on June 18.

New digs for CMU program nutures innovators

The Integrated Innovation Institute’s leaders believe engineering, business and design are the formula for creative problem-solving.

2 weeks ago



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