Education


Lack of funding leaves void in mentoring, academic services

The Delany Scholars Program, a district initiative that provided mentoring and academic help, ended last month when funding ran out.

about 16 hours ago


 Actors dressed as Russian soldiers re-enact the 1914 Battle of Tannenberg Sunday in Szkotowo, Poland, marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.

Changing times draw scant notice to WWI milepost

American students don‘‍t know much about World War I even though teachers are trying.

about 16 hours ago


 Ron Tomalis

Role remains ambiguous for Tom Corbett's higher education adviser, Ron Tomalis

The governor's adviser on higher education keeps a low profile and an open schedule.

1 day ago


 Marques Duncan  wears his helmet and safety glasses as he works on a desk at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters and TechShop in Robinson.

Students at Emsworth school build their own desks

Project develops skills and work ethic for Holy Family Academy students.

4 days ago


Pittsburgh school board sets priorities for superintendent

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight set four performance priorities for Superintendent Linda Lane for 2014-15.

4 days ago


Pittsburgh school board rejects charter school expansion at Frick Park

The board rejected plans by the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park that would have cost the district as much as $11 million a year.

4 days ago


Personnel changes at Pittsburgh Public Schools

The board made  leadership changes, including accepting the retirement of Mary Jane Conley, executive director of special education.

4 days ago


Student conduct code pulled from Pittsburgh school board agenda

The administration removed proposed revisions to the Code of Student Conduct from the agenda of the board of Pittsburgh Public Schools.

4 days ago


 Crew member Jim Ledoux puts a microphone on actor Patch Twigger, who is participating in the Joey Travolta Short Film Camp at Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside. The camp is an inclusive program for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Travolta Film Camp helps pre-teens and adults get ready for their close-up

The summer camp, led by writer/director Joey Travolta, teaches those with autism spectrum disorders about communication and collaboration.

5 days ago


 Jesse Andrews, Pittsburgh native and author of "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," tells a group of students and recent graduates in the backyard of teacher Joe Ehrman: "Writing is more important than being a writer."

Students gather to learn and laugh with novelist and Schenley grad Jesse Andrews

“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” author Jesse Andrews met last week with students and faculty from Obama Academy and Schenley High School.

5 days ago


Moon votes to close Hyde Elementary

Board members, ignoring the protests of a furious parents, voted Monday night to close R. Hyde Elementary School in an effort to save money.

6 days ago


Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use of hard drugs was less common among these kids, a study found.

1 week ago


Proposed changes in Pittsburgh schools' student conduct code emphasize progressive and positive discipline

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools will vote Wednesday on revisions that replace zero tolerance with more discretion.

1 week ago


Parents, directors want to reopen discussion of school merger in Moon

The public was blocked from speaking at the first meeting after the motion was amended, and again at a June 30 meeting.

1 week ago


West Mifflin to sue over Duquesne students' costs

West Mifflin contends the state pays it more than $4,000 per student less for educating students from Duquesne than for its own students.

1 week ago


Tuition rising 3.9 percent at Pitt's main campus

The U.S. Department of Education for the second consecutive year ranked Pitt as the nation‘‍s priciest public university for tuition, just

1 week ago


Pennsylvania Department of Education says Rosslyn Farms must remain part of Carlynton district

The ruling upholds the department's May 2013 decision.

1 week ago


MRSA case confirmed at Northgate Junior-Senior High School

A third-party specialty cleaning and decontamination crew will begin work on the building Friday or Monday.

1 week ago


 The Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus in Oakland.

University of Pittsburgh approves 3.9 percent tuition increase

Trustees approved increases of 3.9% for main campus students and 2% for the school's regional campuses for the 2014-15 academic year.

1 week ago


Injunction sought against closure of Moon's Hyde Elementary, merger with Cornell

The group’s attorney, Jack Cambest, said the litigants believe the Sunshine Act was violated during the voting process.

1 week ago


Pittsburgh school board appoints 3 principals

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools appointed three principals.

1 week ago


West Mifflin Schools vote to sue department of education, state

The West Mifflin Area School District believes it should be entitled to for educating about 260 Duquesne City School District students.

1 week ago


Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

The controversial standards have critics on the right and the left.

2 weeks ago


College graduates sorting themselves into elite cities

As returns to education have increased, geographic segregation of the most educated workers has, too, says a Stanford University economist.

2 weeks ago


No practicing on patients: New doctors get boot camp

Medical schools and hospitals run crash courses in the basics for new interns.

2 weeks ago


 Jerry Sandusky

PSU trustees asked to reopen Freeh report

Moving such a resolution to an action authorized by the board will require significant legwork.

2 weeks ago


State Department of Education secures private funding for governor's schools

Expectation is that each of the three schools will match $150,000 amount, a spokesman said.

2 weeks ago


 Richard Rauh

Patron of the arts Richard Rauh pledges to Pitt scholarship fund

Actor and University of Pittsburgh alumnus Richard E. Rauh pledged $75,000 as the first donor to a new matching funds scholarship campaign.

2 weeks ago


 The Old Main building on the Penn State campus.

Penn State trustees debate changes to board

The trustees are discussing their own set of changes that could be recommended and voted on by September.

2 weeks ago


Science, tech, engineering and math degree gets you a job, but not in your field

Census finds those with a bachelor‘‍s degree in so-called STEM fields are more likely to get work, but not in those occupations.

2 weeks ago


 Matt Hill, left, of Taylor Allderdice High School, and Veronica Hickman, of Brashear High School, recipients of Hope Through Learning for Homeless Youth, share a laugh while Joe Lagana, Founder and CEO of the Homeless Children’s Education Fund makes the announcement Thursday at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquairum.

Scholarships help them move from homelessness to campus

The scholarships, presented at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, are intended for students who are or have been homeless in the area.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks ago



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