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 Parents pick up their children from the Propel School in Braddock Hills after someone called the school with a threat.

Propel students sent back home after phoned-in threat

This morning’s incident comes three days after the school went on lockdown after two guns were found inside the school.

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 IUP students leave the student union in January 2014.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania's tuition plan will hit students in the wallet

One student who is taking 16 credits expects to see her tuition rise by $1,628 a year to $8,448, an increase of about 24 percent.

about 10 hours ago


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

Penn State panel recommends school revamp how sexual misconduct cases handled

The university’s Task Force on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment made its report public today.

about 2 hours ago


 Eric Barron answers questions after a news conference on the announcement of his approval as the new president of Penn State University.

Penn State president: Freeh acted like prosecutor in review

Eric Barron said the report by Louis Freeh created an “absurd,” “unwarranted” picture of students, faculty and others at Penn State.

about 11 hours ago


 Police have at least one person in custody and a firearm has been recovered at the Propel School in the Braddock Hills Shopping Center.

Wilkinsburg, Propel schools develop security plans

School officials and police are mapping out long-term security plans for area schools after two recent incidents on or near school campuses.

about 10 hours ago


Backpacks for Hunger program eases weekend hunger for kids

Backpacks for Hunger, which provides food each weekend for students, has expanded to a second school in the Fox Chapel Area School District.

about 11 hours ago


Penn Hills school board superintendent resigns

Assistant superintendent Nancy Hines has been named acting superintendent, effective Feb. 1, replacing Thomas K. Washington.

about 11 hours ago


Gateway School District may consider reorganizing schools

The district also is developing a five-year plan for capital projects.

about 11 hours ago


West Mifflin school district files lawsuit against former official

The former assistant business manager is said to owe the district $5,174 in tuition reimbursements.

about 11 hours ago


 Principal Adam Sikorski, left, and assistant principal Michael Henaghan are duct taped to a wall as part of fundraising efforts for the Peters Township Middle School’s dance-a-thon.

'Sticky situation' aids Peters middle school’s dance-a-thon

Middle-schoolers pay to duct tape administrators to a wall as part of a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

about 11 hours ago


West Allegheny goes with co-principals at high school

This restructuring is part of districtwide changes and tweaks to build on initiatives identified in the district’s strategic plan.

about 11 hours ago


North Allegheny school district budget has $5.5 million shortfall

The business manager said their are too many unknowns to determine if a tax increase will be necessary.

about 11 hours ago


 Artist renderings of Michael Baker Science and Engineering Building on the Beaver campus.

Penn State announces $9.5 million project to renovate science and engineering building

Work planned to upgrade labs at Michael Baker Science and Engineering Building on the Beaver campus.

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South Park Middle School to get $20 million renovation

Work on the 39-year-old school is to begin this summer and will include a new gymnasium, fitness center and large group instruction room.

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Montour school district appoints substitute superintendent

Terrence Kushner will hold the post until March 31, when he is expected to become acting superintendent.

about 11 hours ago


West Allegheny food service management outsourced

The Nutrition Group, with offices in West Newton and Irwin, has been hired to manage district cafeterias.

about 11 hours ago




 Joe Jackson.

Sewickley theater teacher's performance presents opportunity for students

Joe Jackson, who teaches dance at Sewickley Academy, is performing with Pittsburgh Public Theater, which is benefiting his students.

about 11 hours ago


 Physical therapy resident Pam Dunlap evaluates Gaige Pavlocak's balance.

Allegheny County school districts’ occupational, physical therapists in jeopardy

A $1.1 million deficit has caused the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to turn therapists into independent contractors, some of whom may quit.

1 day ago


Metal detectors to be used at Propel's Braddock Hills High

Classes will resume tomorrow at the high school, which has been closed since a gun incident Monday.

about 17 hours ago


Pittsburgh children get into Guinness World Records with a vocabulary lesson

More than 200 children in Pittsburgh were part of a group of 2,845 participants who took part in the record-setting vocabularly lesson.

about 20 hours ago


 Cory Batey

Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

The jury members rejected claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing, and that the college culture should be blamed.

1 day ago


 Nolan Burch, 18, died Nov. 14.

Police: WVU fraternity pledge had blood-alcohol level of 0.49

Nolan Burch, a freshman, died in November after an initiation event at the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

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Wilkinsburg School District approves one-time bonuses for elementary principals

Elementary principals Tanya Smith, of Turner Elementary, and Rosalind Fisher, of Kelly Elementary, will receive the one-time bonuses.

1 day ago


Cal U professor found dead in campus office

Burrell Brown, on the Cal U faculty since 1989, was found dead late Sunday.

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 A thin layer of ice covers the Allegheny River this morning. The cold and slick roads from Monday's snowfall prompted many school districts in the Pittsburgh area to delay the start of school today.

Pittsburgh-area school districts announce two-hour delays

No snow is expected today. The National Weather Service has forecast a high of 22 and a low of 7 tonight.

2 days ago


 Pittsburgh Public Schools, as well as some districts in the suburbs, including Penn Hills, are operating on two-hour delays today.

School delayed for dozens of Pittsburgh-area districts

The National Weather Service’s winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 tonight.

3 days ago


 Sister Daniela Bronka, principal at St. Bernard School, laughs this month as she greets students and parents before the start of school.

Principal strengthens school's 'Catholic identity' while proving nuns can be fun

Sister Daniela Bronka, principal of St. Bernard School, shows her students that nuns don’t have to be old or intimidating.

3 days ago


 Bill Isler, president of the Fred Rogers Co., has held the Pittsburgh Public Schools board District 4 seat since 1999.

Wrenn, Burkley to run for Pittsburgh school board seat

The District 4 seat is being vacated by Bill Isler of Squirrel Hill, who has served since 1999.

2 days ago


 Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, said she has never been a proponent of performance pay. “Teachers do what they do because they love teaching,” she said.

Pittsburgh teachers’ pay schedule examined as contract talks begin

With the Pittsburgh teachers’ contract set to expire in June, talks are likely to focus on performance-based pay and other recent programs.

3 days ago


 Kim Dennis of the Center for Educational Leadership works with first grader Gabriel Mantick as she teaches a demonstration math class employing math racks at Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5.

Pittsburgh Public Schools program turns teachers into pupils

Instructional Leader Teacher 2s are positions that provide extra pay and responsibilities for teachers.

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Penn Hills Superintendent resigns

No explanation was given for Thomas Washington resignation.

2 days ago


Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

The former football players’ lawyers have sought to put the elite southern university on trial for warping the young men’s judgment.

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 Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane talks to the audience Thursday at "Looking Ahead to Summer" at Pittsburgh Faison K-5 in Homewood.

Pittsburgh's Summer Dreamers program aims to bridge gap of summer

The summer program, backed with $1.5 million in funding, helps children from low-income families bridge the gap between school years.

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West Mifflin Area School District, teachers approve new contract

The new contract slows down teacher pay increases for teachers moving through the salary schedule and freezes the top pay for three years.

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 Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Amy Haller, 21, of Bellevue, left, studies with a friend over the phone at Commonplace Coffee in Indiana, Pa.

Some IUP students face double-digit tuition increases under new plan

Once fully phased in, the program is expected to generate $8.2 million in additional revenue, officials said.

6 days ago


Cal U president search to begin soon, board chair says

Interim Cal U President Geraldine Jones has served since the May 2012 firing of Angelo Armenti Jr.

1 week ago


 A male teenager was shot near Wilkinsburg High School on Wednesday night.

Wilkinsburg schools seek police presence after shooting

A teenage boy was shot outside the school after a basketball game against Propel Andrew Street High School in Munhall.

6 days ago


Could field trips make a comeback in Montour?

School board is discussing a return to student field trips, a line trimmed from the budget several years ago to save money.

1 week ago


 Colleen Tortorella

Gateway High school counselor named one of top 16 in U.S.

Colleen Tortorella was selected as a semifinalist for counselor of the year and will attend a recognition dinner in Washington.

1 week ago


Chartiers Valley High a finalist for national STEM award

The school district has taken steps to improve science, technology, engineering and math training in curriculum across the board.

1 week ago


Talks on Moon Area-Cornell merger await new state government

Moon Area School District officials approached Cornell School District officials in June to discuss possibly combining the districts.

1 week ago


 Christian Farls, 12, a student at Providence Heights Alpha School in McCandless, nervously watches as his Alpha Bots team's robot performs a series of tasks during the Lego robotics competition at La Roche College in McCandless.

Lego robotics competition at La Roche College challenges kids

Worldwide, there are more than 25,000 Lego league teams in approximately 80 countries.

1 week ago


 Keiterez Bynum

Students starting to 'warm up' to Sto-Rox coordinator of student success

Keiterez Bynum says he’s excited to go to work and hopes to make students excited to come to school.

1 week ago


 Hannah Bumgarner and Emma Buerger raised $8,000 for ALS research.

Mt. Lebanon swimmers raise $8,000 for ALS research

Hannah Bumgarner and Emma Buerger, members of the Mt. Lebanon High School swim team, organized a swim-a-thon in the fall.

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 Upper St. Clair High School team members posing with their award. From left: Nymisha Rameswarapu, Michael Nastac, Christina Park, Mrs. Pat Palazzolo, Gaurav Bhushan, Akshay Prasadan and Vidhi Shah.

'A Look Inside': Upper St. Clair students' mobile app declared a winner

Six gifted juniors from the high school are competing in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

1 week ago


 Dan Connolly , a senior at North Hills, paddles his way on the first lap of a race at the school's pool.

Ahoy! Sail across pool tests STEM skills at North Hills

Transportation construction class brings lessons in science, technology, math and engineering to satisfying, soggy conclusion.

1 week ago


 Jenn Watenpool teaches physical elementary at Aiken Elementary.

Aiken Elementary physical education teacher keeps kids moving

Jenn Watenpool, who teaches in the Keystone Oaks School District, has been inducted into the “Fuel Up to Play 60” Hall of Fame.

1 week ago


Computer initiative moves to Mars Area Centennial School

School board approves $75,078 contract to provide 660 laptop computers to Mars Area Middle School for three years.

1 week ago


 Students study on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

IUP wants to charge full-time students per credit

If approved, the change would occur this fall as a two-year pilot program subject to regular review by university.

1 week ago



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