University officials cited its potential for contributions in health care, high performance computing, big data and the science of learning.
The problem is particularly acute among high school seniors. Fourth and eighth graders, especially girls and minorities, saw growth.
If approved, the new entity would be called the School of Computing and Information.
The complex will feature a 550-seat main theater, a 200-seat adaptive theater, a 100-seat black box theater and supporting facilities.
Child hunger advocates asked to pass a law that “takes the issue of children nutrition more seriously than it has taken it in many years.”
The Bethel Park school board has promoted Dan Sloan as its new athletic director.
Working with two educational consultants, the district has scheduled four sessions to get community ideas for a high school of the future.
Many students in an Advanced Placement government class decided to get involved in election campaigns as a class project.
Not all members of the North Hills school board approved of the idea.
The new Career Readiness Program allows students to remain at the high school rather than travel to the vocational education center.
The district’s new human resources officer applied for multiple superintendent jobs before landing in Pittsburgh.
It took barely four hours for the jury of eight women and four men to reach its decision on the former assistant football coach's claims.
The coaches are a separate bargaining unit within APSCUF from faculty, who reached a tentative accord last week after a three-day strike.
Committee passes a plan forward that would create a School of Computing and Information. The board is expected to take up the plan Friday.
Published tuition and fees for four-year public colleges and universities this fall average $9,650 for in-state students.
Grant will help the study of non-invasive ways to distinguish between aneurysms that can be monitored and those that are potentially lethal.
Chris Landolfi is seeking to raise money through GoFundMe to repair damaged property in State College following the Saturday game.
In-state tuition and fees for 2016-17 average $13,880 at four-year campuses, topped only by New Hampshire and Vermont.
Union says faculty members will be able to recoup pay they lost last week during the walkout.
At a hearing in Monroeville, there were tense moments between charter school CEOs and principals from traditional schools.
St. Louis educator Macon Paine Finley will head the Shadyside school beginning in July 2017.
A new contract, running through June 30, 2018, must be ratified by the system’s board of governors and by faculty union members.
Students at Carlynton High School have decorated the borough-owned golf course for Halloween and are operating the course as a fundraiser.
Last month a Common Pleas judge denied the district’s request to arm its school police officers and said the officers needed more training.
The new policy applies to students, visitors and employees and covers schools, parking lots and stadiums.
The board also has approved a new policy on when the public may use district facilities.
The school board heard some opposition to the creation of the club.
The raise is intended to put the district’s pay amount at or above what other districts pay to ensure a sufficient supply of substitutes.
Mars will celebrate New Year’s Day on the planet that shares its name, holding a challenge for students from a number of districts.
Michelle Stepnick, who stepped down from the board, said she has rescinded her resignation, but eight other people are vying for the seat.
The State System was still calculating how many of its 5,000-plus faculty members were showing up to teach at its 14 universities.
The game against Sto-Rox will begin at 4:30 p.m. and attendance is open only to parents of football players.
Two former Highlands students caused $160,000 in damage to school auditorium earlier this year.
The first project will involve gathering national data on trauma cases, from the pre-hospital level through recovery and discharge.
The strike affects 105,000 students and more than 5,000 faculty.
The chief academic officer, chief of school performance and chief human resources officer were selected out of hundreds of applicants.
Graduate assistants, who are certified as trainers, will be working with college athletes during the strike.
In a presidential race more focused on hateful rhetoric than policy, teachers at all levels have had to reconsider their neutrality.
Barring a last-minute deal, a walkout is set to begin this morning after the union rejected the latest offer.
That continued a steady increase that shows improvement across all racial and ethnic groups, according to federal data released Monday.
The new contract is retroactive to Sept. 1 and will run until Aug. 31, 2021.
Union and management have sparred over issues including compensation, increased health costs and increased number of courses.
The sides will continue to negotiate through the weekend while Wednesday’s strike deadline looms.
A protest Sept. 30 in front of local veterans ignited nationwide vitriol toward the district.
Woodland Hills coach said Bethel Park players and fans used racial taunts.
The union has said it will strike at 5 a.m. Wednesday without a tentative deal.
Blairsville High School is forfeiting tonight’s game against Ligonier Valley after two recent student suicides.
The superintendent said it will result in better information to share with the public on the potential projects.
Seneca Valley will host Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales, author of “American Girls – Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.”
The capital improvement projects under discussion involve expanding one of three schools or rebuilding Regency Park Elementary.