Education


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

The ruling upholds the department's May 2013 decision.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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Pittsburgh school board appoints 3 principals

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools appointed three principals.

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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.

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Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

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

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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.

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No practicing on patients: New doctors get boot camp

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

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 Jerry Sandusky

PSU trustees asked to reopen Freeh report

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

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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President wants needy schools to get good teachers

President Barack Obama will mandate state plans for assure quality teachers in high-need schools.

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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.

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Proposed budget has few increases for education in Pennsylvania

Despite slight increases in targeted funding, the pending state education budget mostly holds funding flat.

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 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.

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Brashear, volunteers to launch mentor program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh will connect 120 ninth-graders at Brashear with college-educated mentors.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 Erica Garcia, left, and Emily Elder join other students in Pitt's Summer Language Institute for Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Languages during a Friday ethnic picnic outside Posvar Hall on Friday.

Pitt students study the language of food at picnic

University of Pittsburgh students gathered for a picnic of Middle Eastern food featuring fattoush, stuffed grape leaves and baklava.

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Summer STEAMing with fun

Students examined mock crime scenes, made art from welded metal and used a 3-D printer at a summer program at Upper St. Clair High School.

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McKeesport Area board raises taxes by 0.48 mill

The average property owner in McKeesport will see a $25 to $30 increase in school taxes as a result.

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New Thomas Jefferson High School principal hired

By a 5 to 4 vote, the West Jefferson Hills school board hired Christopher Sefcheck as the new principal of Thomas Jefferson High School.

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

Pitt, Penn State remain highest in tuition nationally for public universities

A University of Pittsburgh spokesman said tuition is a result of Pennsylvania ranking 47th out of 50 states in support for higher education.

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Moon Area hopes to discuss a merger with Cornell School District

About 50 people attended the Monday board session but they were not permitted to speak about the proposed merger talks.

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Penn Hills School District approves tax raise in $39M budget

Penn Hills school directors approved $39.8 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Pittsburgh Central Catholic makes leadership changes

Central had both a president and a principal but will now have one top leader.

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 The painting "Louine" by Malcolm Stephens Parcell (American 1896-1987) was donated to the district through the Friends of Art.

Auction helps fund restoration of 'Louine' painting donated to Pittsburgh Public Schools

The district is restoring some of the art, thanks to proceeds from the sale of a painting that yielded $750,000 in a Sotheby's auction.

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 Rush Miller

Departing Pitt library director ‘‍finessed’ the system into 21st century

In his 20-year tenure as director of the university’‍s libraries, Rush Miller sought to make the system more efficient and user-friendly.

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