Education


 Tracy Montgomery of Munhall crouches beside her daughter Kaitlin, 10, a student at Park Elementary, before Thursday evening’s Steel Valley school board meeting.

Steel Valley board denies teachers’ restroom grievance

The vote came after Tracy Montgomery, mother of the student Kaitlin, addressed the board.

about 3 hours ago


 Japanese students arrive at Norwin High School on Monday.

In Norwin district, Japanese students get a glimpse of life in the U.S.

Students from Japan visited Norwin schools through a program called Kakehashi, which means “a bridge connecting two sides with differences.

about 3 hours ago


 Fourth and fifth grade students of Eden Hall Upper Elementary in Pine Richland pose after competing in the 2015 Future Chefs Challenge, hosted by Pine-Richland’s Food Services provider Sodexo. From left are Stella Fannie, Kim Sauers, Rachel Bashe, Noah Carter, Haley Katzfey and Eliana Lazzaro.

Student chefs compete at Pine-Richland

Norah Carter, a fifth-grader at Eden Hall Upper Elementary School, won the districtwide competition with her recipe for Garden Pops.

about 3 hours ago


North Allegheny to vote on volunteer clearances

The policy requiring volunteers to obtain criminal clearances, modeled after a new state law, was introduced at the March 18 meeting.

about 3 hours ago


 Robert Vogel conducts the Mt. Lebanon High School chamber orchestra during a February performance at Heinz Hall.

Mt. Lebanon student musicians, singers to play Carnegie Hall

This is the third time that a group of students from Mt. Lebanon High School will perform at the famed music hall.

about 3 hours ago


Penn Hills school board denies charter school’s expansion request

Officials with Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship expect enrollment to increase in 2015-16.

about 3 hours ago


Chartiers Valley considers college readiness program

The initiative strives to increase the number of students taking Advance Placement courses.

about 3 hours ago


New agreements approved by Montour school board

Montour school directors continued the process of addressing issues left open by the previous administration.

about 3 hours ago


Moon Area Superintendent reveals contract details at meeting

As part of a budget presentation to the school board, Curt Baker discussed salary ranges being negotiated between the union and district.

about 3 hours ago


Penn Hills cracks down on student residency requirements

Officials are concerned that students who do not live in Penn Hills may be fraudulently attending school in the district.

about 3 hours ago


 Jennifer McGee, a marketing coordinator with Massaro Construction works with student Nikki Mauder, a senior at Fox Chapel High School, in the Massaro construction trailer outside of the school.

School's construction serves as an internship site for Fox Chapel students

About 10 Fox Chapel students are getting a real-world work experience at Massaro CM Services, the high school construction contractor.

about 3 hours ago


 Hampton High School juniors Emily Hoover and Nicole Perrone created original pen and ink drawings for a book written by their teacher, Scott Stickney.

Hampton students illustrate teacher's book

Scott Stickney, enrichment facilitator at Hampton High School, enlisted students to illustrate his story about a camp for gifted students.

about 3 hours ago


Swarthmore group breaks from Hillel

Hillel has attempted to stop local chapters from hosting events that involve speakers or groups deemed to be anti-Israel.

about 3 hours ago


West school news: Moon Area, West Allegheny

School news from throughout the west communities.

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School news: Aquinas Academy, Deer Lakes, Eden Christian Academy and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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 The Steel Valley Education Association filed a grievance on Feb. 13, claiming the special needs student’s use of the bathroom violates the teachers contract.

Steel Valley teachers fight accommodation for special needs student

The Steel Valley school board will decide tonight if a special needs student’s use of a faculty bathroom violates the teachers contract.

1 day ago


 Tracy Montgomery arrives at the Steel Valley school board meeting on Thursday with her daughter Kaitlin, who has chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, foot problems and autism.

Mother of Steel Valley special needs student upset over bathroom dispute

Tracy Montgomery’s daughter Kaitlin, 10, is the subject of a grievance filed by the Steel Valley Education Association.

about 10 hours ago


 Tracy Montgomery arrives at the Steel Valley school board meeting on Thursday with her daughter Kaitlin, who has chronic lung disease and pulmonary hypertension, foot problems and autism.

Steel Valley board votes to allow special-needs student to use faculty restroom

The Steel Valley school board voted unanimously, without discussion, to deny a grievance filed by the teachers union.

about 5 hours ago


 Left to right, Langston Brentley, junior at Pittsburgh Obama 6-12; Saroyah Johnson, junior at Penn Hills High School; Margaux Wilson, junior at Oakland Catholic High School; Liza Wilson (Margaux's sister), sophomore at Oakland Catholic High School; Javar Wilson (no relation), junior at Imani Christian Academy.

Pittsburgh-area high school students share perspectives on historically black colleges

Follow the PG as we join 5 Pittsburgh-area high school students who are touring 13 historically black colleges to decide on their future.

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 The Kappa Delta Rho fraternity on the Penn State campus has been suspended for a year and is being ordered by its national organization to reorganize in the wake of a police investigation into a secret Facebook page the frat had featuring nude women.

Some women pictured on Penn State frat's Facebook page come forward

The new developments emerged Wednesday as protesters marched to the house and called for the school to shut down the fraternity permanently.

about 17 hours ago


Aliquippa student arrested after bringing gun to high school

The superintendent sent a letter to parents notifying them of the security breach at the school.

about 14 hours ago


Teen gets up to 80 years for attempted rape, killing of Lehigh student

Prosecutors say Sanchez-Osorio broke into the 23-year-old student’s bedroom, tore off her underpants and choked her until she turned blue.

about 13 hours ago


Coroner: Geneva College player died of natural cardiac event

The county coroner said there was no sign of any congenital defect that caused the death.

about 19 hours ago


Westmoreland County Community College board approves tuition increase

Tuition will increase $24 per credit this fall then freeze for 2016-17.

about 9 hours ago


 Students in Shamira Underwood's second grade class at Pittsburgh's Lincoln PreK-5 School swarm principal Virginia Hill with their writing workbooks during a visit to the class.

Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 among city schools receiving STAR honor

Six city schools achieve STAR status based on student improvement. Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 is in the top 15 percent.

2 days ago


Upper St. Clair School ratifies contract with custodians, teacher aides, secretaries and other service staff

The new three-year pact will be effective Sept. 1. The current contract expires Aug. 31.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh Public Schools ended 2014 with a surplus

After starting 2014 with a budgeted $14.4 million operating deficit, the district has ended the year with a $15.9 million surplus.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh school board approves summer AP academy at CMU

The AP Summer Academy will be at Carnegie Mellon University from July 13 to July 31.

1 day ago


Pittsburgh schools honor those who help students with disabilities

The annual Champion Awards are made by an organization of parents and educators advocating for all students with disabilities.

1 day ago


Duquesne faculty works to sustain discussion of race via curriculum, student voices

Duquesne University held a “A Day for Learning and Speaking Out” on Wednesday but doesn’t want the conversation to end there.

1 day ago


Penn Hills schools business manager placed on leave

Richard Liberto, the district’s director of business affairs, was placed on leave Tuesday with pay, according to district officials.

1 day ago


 Pittsburgh Public Schools board sold the closed Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights.

Pittsburgh school board sells Schaeffer school in Crafton Heights

The Schaffer building was sold for $225,000 to the Pittsburgh Spice and Seasoning Co.

1 day ago


Fraternities lobby against campus rape investigations

College Greek-life organizations are pushing Congress to make it harder for universities to investigate rape allegations.

2 days ago


 Penn State President Eric J. Barron

Penn State considers tuition freeze

Eric J. Barron says he would recommend the freeze for in-state students if the university were to receive a proposed funding increase.

2 days ago


Wilkinsburg school board cancels baseball season due to lack of players

A sports partnership with Imani Christian Academy for spring sports was not enough to save the baseball program at Wilkinsburg High School.

2 days ago


Ex-prosecutor, alum becomes Grove City College president

Mr. McNulty replaces Richard Jewell, a Pittsburgh businessman and 1967 graduate of the school.

2 days ago


Geneva College mourns passing of football player

Jonathan Antonishen, 22, was a senior engineering major from Acme, Pa.

2 days ago


 Students and others demonstrate on the Penn State campus last week in support of female students who police said were depicted on Kappa Delta Rho fraternity's private Facebook pages.

Penn State president to form panel to examine Greek life

The action comes after last week’s suspension of a fraternity investigated for maintaining a Facebook page with photos of nude PSU co-eds.

3 days ago


 Patrick Huth, a physics professor at CCAC's Boyce Campus and a former NASA contractor, shows some of the samples of moon rocks on loan from NASA.

NASA loans moon rocks for CCAC astronomy class

It has been more than 40 years since the Apollo astronauts flew to the moon and brought back 842 pounds of lunar samples.

4 days ago


 Ken Mitchell, the retired superintendent of South Orangetown Central School District in Blauvelt, N.Y., is working to examine the district’s contracts to protect student information.

House bill would limit use of student data

The bill would ban companies that operate school services from using or disclosing students’ personal information to tailor ads to them.

3 days ago


 Edinboro police Sgt. Al Donahue said second-year Edinboro student Devin Stevenson, 20, right, has been charged in the shooting.

Police identify Edinboro University students wounded in shooting

Second-year Edinboro student Devin Stevenson, 20, of Franklin, formerly of Oil City, has been charged in the shooting.

3 days ago


 Eliana Jackson, center, a ninth-grade student at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, joins others in prayer Monday in front of Wilkinsburg High School, where local faith leaders announced plans for a “Fast for Family Values” to urge state leaders to fully fund public education. Joining Eliana were, from left, Michelle McMillan, a Duquesne resident and member of ACTION United; Alia Schindler of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; and Sandra Woolley of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network. Each person clutched a paper lunch bag to symbolize the hunger for education.

Pittsburgh-area religious leaders urge fasting for public education

Local clergy who are members of the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network held a news conference and prayer service Monday morning.

3 days ago


Weekend celebration at IUP results in about 50 arrests

The arrests at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were for non-violent crimes such as disorderly conduct and public urination.

4 days ago


‘Test-in’ event reveals some parents, teachers question benefits of standardized tests

Some find the tests to be too stressful and time consuming for students.

5 days ago


Penn State room and board to increase nearly 4 percent

The hike results in a $190 increase per semester for the 2015-16 school year.

6 days ago


As protest occurs at Penn State, school officials address sexual misconduct

Penn State president Eric Barron said if he were reading news accounts about the matter, he would be protesting with the students.

6 days ago


 Students and others show their support during a rally in State College today for female students whose nude pictures were on Kappa Delta Rho fraternity's private Facebook pages.

Penn State students protest against frat over nude photo posts

Some female students say women cannot feel safe at fraternities and they’re taking part in the rally to help change that culture.

6 days ago


 Joel Sanchez, 7, practices cursive writing in Lori Ryan's second-grade class at Howe Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon.

Write on: Penmanship proponents say cursive writing is more than just pencil pushing

The teaching of cursive writing has diminished, but some Pittsburgh-area schools are pressing on.

1 week ago


Dale Ostergaard returns to Mt. Lebanon School Board

The school board brings back a former member whose experience will be valued as the district faces upcoming challenges.

1 week ago


Keystone Oaks biology students in operating theater for class

Teens offer a variety of observations after watching a heart by-pass operation with their teacher.

1 week ago



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