Test scores show Pa. teachers how much students grew

Teachers are learning their students’ academic growth data for the first time.

about 8 hours ago

 Youngsters hold tiger masks during a reading of “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild” by Peter Brown at the Hyundai Club West Lounge of Heinz Field. The event was an attempt to set a record for the world's largest vocabulary lesson.

Children 'go wild' for Guiness World Record-setting vocabulary lesson

PNC Grow Up Great celebrated its 10th anniversary with a vocabulary challenge — teaching the same lesson at the same time in 37 cities.

1 day ago

High school students learn about careers in business, politics

City Council members Corey O’Connor and Dan Gilman offer career advice to local high school students through the U Can B program.

1 day ago

University of Pittsburgh building named after vice chancellor Cochran

Jerome Cochran’s service spans more than three decades.

about 19 hours ago

7 nations where Americans can study for free (or almost free)

Seven nations, mainly in Europe, let Americans take college courses, in English, either cheaply or free.

1 day ago

Chancellor, presidents receive raises from State System of Higher Education

Among the 14 presidents, the largest boost was a 13.2 percent, or $29,078, increase awarded to Bloomsburg University president David Soltz.

2 days ago

Woodland Hills school board shows divisions about consolidation plan

Several board members expressed concerns over the lack of specifics outlined to board members about the plan.

2 days ago

 Alex Hribal, 16, leaves the Westmoreland County courthouse after a hearing last month.

Hribal seeks trial postponement in Franklin Regional stabbings

He is being held at the Westmoreland County juvenile detention center, where he is receiving mental health treatment.

1 day ago

 California University of Pennsylvania football players arrested, top row left to right, Jonathan Barlow, D' Andre Dunkley and Corey Ford. Bottom row left to right, Rodney Gillin and James Williamson.

Cal U. forfeits game after five football players arrested in off-campus assault

Each is being held on $500,000 bond, accused of seriously injuring a 30-year-old man outside an off-campus restaurant.

about 10 hours ago

Student, 15, to face charges for knife incident at Pittsburgh Oliver school

Pittsburgh Public Schools said the 15-year-old girl entered the teachers’ lounge about 9:15 a.m. and grabbed a steak knife.

2 days ago

 Nicholas Kristof speaks at the Vital Voices Global Awards ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 2, 2013.

Author, journalist Nicholas Kristof stresses ‘empathy gap’ in appearance at Pitt

The Pulitzer Prize winner was one of several speakers at Tuesday’s Salk Symposium at the University of Pittsburgh.

3 days ago

 Brian Hensel, head football coach at Central Bucks West High School in Bucks County, Pa., hugs his wife, Dana, in Doylestown Tuesday after a Central Bucks School board meeting following the hazing scandal that caused the cancellation of the 2014 football season.

Philadelphia-area school cancels football season over hazing

Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler said Tuesday he had so far been presented with no evidence of criminal conduct.

2 days ago

Other schools investigating hazing incidents

The Philadelphia-area Cheltenham School District said members of the boys’ soccer team dangled players from their underwear.

2 days ago

 Students from a school in Iran talk on screen with students from Hampton High School during a video conference on Ebola today.

Pittsburgh-area students examine Ebola crisis during international video conference

Eight Pittsburgh-area and 13 international schools participated in the two-hour conference; another six schools in the region listened in.

3 days ago

 Keynote speaker Dr. Howard Fuller.

Panel discusses race issues, equitable education

Speakers discussed topics ranging from teacher quality to arts education to state and federal funding and their impact on minority students.

3 days ago

 Acting state Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq,

Open Records Office orders release of education secretary emails

In a request filed by the Post-Gazette, the office ordered the release of emails written by Acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq.

4 days ago

 The hall at Clayton Academy is filled with student art and marks of student achievement.

How can more Pittsburgh parents become engaged in their kids' education?

The Heinz Endowments is providing 10 community groups with training from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University.

4 days ago

Wilkinsburg elementary schools to get iPads

The iPads will be allocated to each Kelly and Turner elementary schools, with one of the two classrooms in each grade level receiving them.

3 days ago

 Former FBI director Louis Freeh speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia in 2012.

Penn State trustees vote down revisiting Freeh Report

Trustees voted 17-9 against a resolution backed by alumni-elected trustees

3 days ago

 Wilkinsburg's #6 Stephon Byrd, left,  breaks away from a huddle while running through formations with his team before the start of their final regular season game at Serra Catholic on Friday, Oct. 24.

Struggling Wilkinsburg football team looks outside for more players

Wilkinsburg High School looks to keep teams alive by recruiting players from neighboring private and charter schools.

5 days ago

 Edwina Kinchington, far right, talks as her Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy prepares for Tuesday's video conference on Ebola. Nineteen students at the school are part of a group of 19 schools taking part in the conference.

Pittsburgh-area students to take part in video conference on Ebola

Organizers say they hope the video conference will raise awareness of issues surrounding the outbreak.

5 days ago

 Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School-Time hosted an event in conjunction with Lights on After School day at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, with about 500 kids in attendance. Dandre Wells, 10, second from left, from the After School program at the Thelma Lovette YMCA in the Hill District, does the hoola hoop dance as part of the After School activities.

Allegheny County’s after-school programs lead the way

In Allegheny County, more children have after-school opportunities than the national or state averages, but there’s still a large unmet

5 days ago

 Actor David Conrad, artist-in-residence at the Kiski School, a private boarding school for boys in Saltsburg that is his alma mater, coaches students during one-on-one session Wednesday. The students are rehearsing the play "Goldstar, Ohio" by Michael Tisdale. The play is about true stories of families from Ohio who who were killed in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.

Kiski student play gets some star power from David Conrad

David Conrad leaves behind the lights of Hollywood to work with drama students at his alma mater The Kiski School.

6 days ago

 Marysville School District security checks cars lined up Saturday along 108th Street NE arriving at Marysville Pilchuck High School to pick up students' belongings Marysville, Wash. Parents and guardians received phone calls and emails saying that they could retrieve belonging Saturday morning that were left at the school when students were evacuated Friday.

Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

The first-year social studies teacher intercepted the gunman trying to reload in the lunchroom at Seattle-area high school.

6 days ago

 Former FBI director Louis Freeh, the author of the report investigating the Sandusky scandal at Penn State.

Bid to reopen Freeh report stands before Penn State board

Some trustees who accuse the Freeh report in the Jerry Sandusky scandal of unfairly tarnishing Penn State finally could get their wish.

6 days ago

Pennsylvania website seeks public feedback on what students should learn

The website cost $249,559 to build, with Team Pennsylvania Foundation paying $215,000.

1 week ago

Pennsylvania students get new tests after ACTs lost in mail

Parents whose children took the test continue to express anger that the company did not alert them to a problem earlier.

1 week ago

 Few lights shine at the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.

Pitt revises handling of intellectual property rights deal

Details on new policies set to be released to faculty on Monday.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh's Education Management Corp. to delist stock from Nasdaq

EDMC had reported a loss of $664 million in fiscal 2014, a drop driven in part by a drop in enrollment at 110 campuses around the country.

1 week ago

 Saleem Ghubril, executive director of the Pittsburgh Promise.

Pittsburgh Promise begins developing planned giving program

The college scholarship initiative has secured a $1 million commitment from a family.

1 week ago

 A charred piece of furniture was a small part of the damage left behind that had been burned during Saturday's riots at WVU.

WVU expels three as a result of weekend riots

Eight people were arrested and 24 others cited for various infractions Saturday after the celebration of WVU's football win turned ugly.

1 week ago

North Allegheny hires construction manager for school renovations

The board also OK’d the parameters of a new high school elective, and heard from residents about the proposed volunteer clearance policy.

1 week ago

Mars superintendent James Budzilek resigns

The board accepted the resignation of James Budzilek who held the reins of the district for less than 50 weeks.

1 week ago

 The school district is paying $85,000, including $76,563, less payroll taxes and deduction, to Alexander Herring Sr.

Pittsburgh Public Schools reaches settlements with principal and teacher

One employee was a Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 principal who was rated unsatisfactory; the other was a welding teacher.

1 week ago

2015-16 North Hills school calendar approved

The first day for students will be Aug. 24, a week earlier than this year. The last day will be May 27.

1 week ago

Mars Area changes concession stand policy

Under the new rule, a licensed caterer must be present in order for the concession stand to open.

1 week ago

Seneca Valley looks at feasibility study

It is the first step in a long-range plan to upgrade all buildings and athletic facilities.

1 week ago

 Executive director Saleem Ghubril delivers the Pittsburgh Promise's 2013 report at the American Eagle headquarters in the South Side.

Pittsburgh Promise aids city students’ progress

Director Saleem Ghubril will deliver the Promise’s annual report today and announce additional major gifts.

1 week ago

Woodland Hills forms committee to improve public image

Almost two dozen people for a “PR brainstorming session” held tonight at Woodland Hills School District’s administrative office.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh Obama students get help with test fees

International Baccalaureate seniors at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12 are going to get help paying for IB exam registration fees.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh schools get $3 million grant for restorative practices

The grant is from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice.

1 week ago

WWII veterans honored by Pittsburgh Public Schools

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools honored Stanley Kubit and Medio "Mike" Mercolini as part of Operation Recognition.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh school board puts building's sale proposal on hold

The developer plans to turn the building into 30 to 40 market-rate apartments.

1 week ago

Commission advances to develop a funding formula for Pennsylvania public schools

Academic achievement and the economic makeup of school districts urged to be a factor in the state’s new basic education funding formula.

1 week ago

Blackhawk superintendent says district likely to face teacher furloughs

She said the furloughs are likely if a state hearing examiner’s decision ruling that it must implement its teacher contract stands.

1 week ago

Chevron to partner in $20 million regional STEM initiative

The Appalachia Partnership Initiative will focus on boosting students’ science, technology, engineering and math skills.

1 week ago

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School case to be heard again next month

Nick Trombetta's lawyers want the judge to throw out the government's charges or limit its evidence gleaned from the recordings.

1 week ago

 Curtiss Porter, Mayor Bill Peduto's Chief of Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, addresses the public during a meeting of the Educational Task Force held at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy in Oakland.

Mayor’s education task force holds first public session

The mayor’s education task force tonight bounced around ideas ranging from safety to class size in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

1 week ago

One Day University offers best of lectures

One Day University will hold its first program in Pittsburgh this week.

1 week ago


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