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 Students walk through a bright, blue entryway that's part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation.

Mt. Lebanon school design lets students take advantage of more academics, activities

All parts of the building now are either renovated or new construction.

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 Third grade teacher Colleen Koch talks with Domenic Catandro about his paper. Students at St. Sebastian School are writing cards and letters to World War II veterans who will be honored with flights to Washington next month.

St. Sebastian students make sure every 'Honor Flight' veteran will get letters

Students at the Ross school are writing hundreds of letters that will go to veterans during mail call on the flights.

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 Bill Edgar, interim president at Geneva College

Geneva College names interim president

William Edgar will take the place of departing president Ken Smith, who will become a business dean at a Texas college.

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Extracurricular activities slowly returning in Sto-Rox

District receiving Title I funding to improve student achievement.

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 Claire Staresinic

Mars Area sophomore is archery champ

Claire Staresinic took first place in her competition at the Pennsylvania State Archery Association Indoor Championship in Harrisburg.

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Deer Lakes students on a mission to simulate pregnancy

Students in the high school child development class are hosting a pancake breakfast Saturday to fund the purchase of a ‘pregnancy vest.’

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 Sen. Matt Smith, left, explains his cyber bullying legislation with a panel of students from Bethel Park's Independence Middle School. The discussion was a live Google broadcast among four area schools and experts on social media applications that allow anonymous posting of gossip and bullying.

Students agree online bullying meaner with 'hate apps'

Students from Bethel Park, Brentwood, Canon-McMillan and South Fayette districts discuss technology that permits anonymous gossip and hate.

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North Allegheny parents discuss technology initiative

One agrees with one-to-one initiative; the other prefers an incremental approach.

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Plum High School musicians eager for gig with River City Brass

The Plum students will get to perform on stage with the internationally known brass band in a May 1 concert.

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Gateway Middle School puts the 'A' in STEAM

The school in Monroeville has a class dedicated to STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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 Tuomas Sandholm and his team at Carnegie Mellon University will be trying to beat four of the top players in the world.

Who's got the upper hand? Poker computer program pits man against machine

The tournament begins at 11 a.m. and runs every day for eight hours through May 7, playing 80,000 hands of one-on-one poker.

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North Hills awards contracts for stadium track, middle school projects

ATT Sports Inc. will replace the track’s surface at Martorelli Stadium in West View for $257,913.

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 Students from Keystone Oaks and Seton-La Salle High School participate in the mock crash to demonstrate the dangers of drinking and driving.

Keystone Oaks, Seton-La Salle mock crash serves as real reminder of danger

Keystone Oaks High School and Seton-La Salle High School students were given a firsthand look of what can happen due to drunken drinking.

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Sound of music coming back to McMurray Elementary in Peters

McMurray Elementary will have chorus and music classes reinstated as part of the class day in the 2015-16 school year.

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Community book bus to bring literacy to West Allegheny School District preschoolers

Converted school bus will serve as traveling reading center for families of children through age 5.

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Dormont after-school program blends art, movement

The innovative ARTS in Motion program is being offered at Dormont Elementary School in the Keystone Oaks School District.

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West Allegheny schools get $700,000 grant for 'The Framework for Academic Excellence'

The National Math and Science Initiative funds will be used to increase Advanced Placement courses and enrollment in those courses.

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Olympic hopeful McCandless to visit West Jefferson Hills school

Tyler McCandless, an elite runner in the Pittsburgh marathon, is serving as a marathon ambassador to McClellan Elementary School.

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 Jeff Ward

Resume: A newsmaker you should know / Shaler Area teacher Jeff Ward has run a marathon in all 50 states

Jeff Ward ran his first marathon in Pittsburgh and became a member of the 50 States Marathon Club with a race in Hawaii 10 months ago.

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School news: Fox Chapel, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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 Actor Alan Alda, who also has a keen interest in science, will give a commencement speech to CMU graduates May 17.

Actor Alan Alda to give commencement speech at CMU May 17

Mr. Alda, who also is a writer and director, played Hawkeye Pierce on the "M*A*S*H" television series and Arnold Vinick on "The West Wing."

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 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx speaks Wednesday after touring Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville.

Transportation chief visits Pittsburgh to view new research, technology

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited CMU robotics center and marveled at the technology, but bemoaned the potholes outside.

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 Tracy Montgomery and her daughter, Kaitlin, 10, arrive at a Steel Valley School Board meeting last month.

Steel Valley School Board expected to vote on grievance related to special needs child

The union had argued the district violated the teacher contract by permitting a 10-year-old with special needs to use a faculty restroom.

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 Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. talks about the ongoing investigation at Plum Senior High School during a news conference today.

District attorney will investigate misconduct at Plum school

An interview with one teacher raised concerns that the inappropriate activity with a student was "common knowledge," the DA said.

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Propel chooses 10 teachers for Pittsburgh Urban Teaching Corps

The 10 future teachers in the racially mixed group won't have to pay out of pocket to earn a master's degree at Chatham.

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Renovation contracts awarded for three North Allegheny schools

The contracts were awarded for Bradford Woods Elementary, Marshall Elementary, and Marshall Middle School.

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 David J. Hickton, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks Wednesday at Pittsburgh Minadeo PreK-5. At right is Linda Lane, Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent.

23 Pittsburgh schools to use 'restorative' practices to improve communication, responsibility

The schools are part of a project called “Pursuing Equitable Restorative Communities” that is funded by a $3 million federal grant.

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CMU professor selected as inaugural Carnegie Fellow

Alessandro Acquisti, an associate professor was selected to be part of the 32-member inaugural class.

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 One possible target for the new CMU development could be Apple, which has been searching for space in the region to expand its operations.

CMU proposes hotel, office, retail complex to help remake Forbes Avenue

The 425,000-square-foot development would be built on two acres on university-owned land between Carnegie Museums and Junction Hollow.

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 The superintendent of the Plum school district said high school employees were told after the previous arrests “to have no conversations with staff or students regarding the investigation.”

Third teacher arrested in 'expansive and ongoing' investigation at Plum school district

Drew C. Zoldak, 40, of New Kensington, was arrested at the school Wednesday morning. He faces one count of intimidating a victim in a case.

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Court will allow Penn Hills schools to issue unfunded bond issue

School board meetings in February and March revealed a negative fund balance of $8.9 million.

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 The number of active student loan borrowers peaked in 2010 at about 12 million.

Federal study shows student loan troubles persist, especially for poor, elderly

The bank reports that many have defaulted, have become seriously delinquent or have not been able to keep paying down their balances.

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 The funding lawsuit was brought in November by six school districts, parents and other groups claiming that Pennsylvania’s funding system fails to meet the state’s obligation to students in poorer school districts.

Pennsylvania's school funding dispute headed to state's high court

Commonwealth Court said the level of annual funding needed for students to meet educational standards is a decision for the Legislature.

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 Acting State Education secretary, Pedro Rivera, speaks at Westinghouse High School.

Full Senate will vote on Rivera for education post

The committee on Tuesday approved Gov. Tom Wolf’s choice of Pedro Rivera as education secretary, sending the nomination to the full Senate.

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 Students walk through a bright blue entryway that is part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation. When complete, the high school will include a fine arts wing. a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) wing, a cafeteria with a composting program and a separate aquatic and physical education building. The project is the result of years of community meetings that included planning and feedback.

A $110 million upgrade at Mt. Lebanon High School

The high school offers new labs, music, art, academic and athletic facilities to its 1,700 students.

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Judge denies request that would further postpone trial for former PSU officials

Judge Richard A. Lewis issued an order finding no errors that would justify the defendants’ appeal of a January ruling.

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 Wilkinsburg High students are dismissed on Friday.

Penn Hills, Woodland Hills won’t take Wilkinsburg students

The Wilkinsburg district is set to meet officials of Pittsburgh Public Schools, also a bordering district, later this month.

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 Amber Bufalini, 14, left, a student at the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, gets some reading help Friday from Monica Brunner, 13, an eighth-grader at Assumption School.

School partnership creates a bond stronger than students’ disabilities

Students from the Assumption School and The Day School at the Children’s Institute have a special bond.

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Nashville teen arrested for bomb threat at Pittsburgh Brashear High

The teen, who was not identified, also is accused of sending threats to schools in Nashville; Brockton and Whitman, Mass.; and Burke, Va.

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 Meredith Barber poses with her daughter Gabrielle Schwager, 10, on Thursday at their home in Penn Valley, Pa.

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

The scattered but growing “opt-out” movement is defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

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Sto-Rox middle school students to be dismissed on time after evacuation

Students and staff returned to Sto-Rox Middle School hours after being evacuated this afternoon, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.

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 Indiana University of Pennsylvania students leave the student union in January 2014.

IUP to hold off on per-credit tuition rate

The planned new rate would have charged about $264 per credit.

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 American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten hears of the success of Pittsburgh's Woolslair School during her visit to Pittsburgh Wednesday. At right is Pittsburgh School Director Sylvia Wilson from District 1.

National teachers union leader celebrates success at Pittsburgh Woolslair

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said Pittsburgh Woolslair PreK-5 parents set an example for others.

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Lawmakers optimistic on more money for education

State Sen. Jay Costa, D-Forest Hills, said he is “optimistic” a deal can be reached.

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Judge says Carnegie woman must repay Keystone Oaks school for theft

A judge ordered the woman, who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $90,000 at Keystone Oaks High School, to serve jail time.

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Tennessee teenager accused of threatening violence at Pittsburgh's Brashear High School

The teenager, whom the FBI did not identify, is also accused of making threats against schools in Massachusetts and Virginia.

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Penn Hills school district seeks permission to borrow $18 million

The money is needed to keep the district open until the end of the year, officials say.

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Girl hit by school van suffered broken pelvis, other injuries

The girl remains in critical condition after the Thursday afternoon incident in the Arlington section of Pittsburgh.

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Rogers Primary students adjusting well in temporary home at Burchfield Primary School

The students in grades K-3 are attending another school in the Shaler Area School District after an April 4 fire in their own building.

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 Avalon Elementary School sixth graders Alyssa Pearson, left, and Melanie Reese created a video to show the reality of what teenagers go through with cyber-bullying, the most prevalent form of bullying among students.

Avalon students' anti-bullying video goes viral

Melanie Reese and Alyssa Pearson, sixth-graders at Avalon Elementary School, created the video

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