Janell Logue-Belden, the new superintendent of the Deer Lakes School District.

Deer Lakes School District hires superintendent

The board has named Avella Area superintendent Janell Logue-Belden, 46, of South Fayette to the post.

about 8 hours ago

 Chanel Wissner of Brookline talks to fourth-graders at West View Elementary School.  Ms. Wissner is a member of the Tuscarora tribe of North Carolina.

West View students get 'one-on-one' lessons in Native American culture

The North Hills School District’s parent groups funded the unit.

about 8 hours ago

Mt. Lebanon schools report praises academic outcomes

Annual review of test scores and school performance profiles presents positive picture of district.

about 8 hours ago

Norwin school board renews superintendent's contract

William Kerr’s current contract will expire June 30. He will receive a five-year contract, with a salary of $158,526 the first year.

about 8 hours ago

New lights for Keystone Oaks High School auditorium unplugged

School board tables vote on lighting system as price questions remain.

about 8 hours ago

Peer jury at Keystone Oaks High offers alternative to judicial system

School Police Officer Aaron Vanatta started a peer jury in 2012.

about 8 hours ago

Peters school directors hire two principals

Robert Garvey will head Bower Hill Elementary School, and Gregory Marquis will be in charge of Pleasant Valley Elementary School.

about 8 hours ago

North Allegheny School District ranks highly in Niche National Rankings

The rankings had the district ninth in the nation, third in Pennsylvania and first in the Pittsburgh area.

about 8 hours ago

North Allegheny School District planning $5.5 million in capital improvements

Enrollment in the district also dropped by about 35 students this school year.

about 8 hours ago

 Sarah Dugan and Hannah Barch, both 15 and members of the biology club, pull out unhealthy plants from a living wall powered by a roof top wind turbine at Springdale Junior-Senior High School.

Grant energizes Springdale Junior-Senior High School

A $20,000 grant from the Garble and Benedum foundations has helped the school fund a wind turbine, sustainable garden and outdoor classroom.

about 8 hours ago

Sto-Rox High School elevator issue point of contention

Mother says she would have delayed son’s surgery if she had known the sophomore would be able to access classes due to accessibility issues.

about 8 hours ago

Keystone Oaks School District gets advice on Obamacare

Mt. Lebanon School District director of finance Jan Klein stressed the act’s ’doomsday penalty.’

about 8 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane said enrollment declines in the city create a population density issue similar to that in rural districts.

Pittsburgh schools superintendent calls for changes in state education funding formula

Linda Lane called on the state to consider enrollment as well as equity, recognizing it costs more to educate some children than others.

1 day ago

Avonworth, teachers extend contract to 2017-18

Under the extension, Avonworth teachers with a masters degree and 18 years of service will see pay increase from $92,050 to $95,025.

about 16 hours ago

 Jeffrey Raymond Wheeler sits Monday in the back of a mathematics class taught by his son Jeffrey Paul Wheeler at the University of Pittsburgh.

W.Va. veteran with cancer gets wish to see son lecture at Pitt

Jeffrey Wheeler, retired U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, always wanted to see his son teach a class at the University of Pittsburgh.

1 day ago

O'Hara Elementary School closed due to power outage

The Fox Chapel Area School District said, however, that parent-teacher conferences will take place as scheduled.

1 day ago

Wilkinsburg School District opens sports to Imani Christian Academy

Participation in varsity sports is now open to select students outside the Wilkinsburg School District.

about 10 hours ago

Pittsburgh Public Schools set commencement schedule, location

All 2015 high school commencement ceremonies in Pittsburgh Public Schools will be at the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.

about 12 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board approves sale of Rogers building in Garfield

The board approved selling the Rogers School building in Garfield to Impakt Development for $275,000, the asking price.

about 9 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board awarded a tax break to one developer

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight awarded a tax break to one developer and tabled a vote on a break for another.

about 11 hours ago

Pittsburgh school board approves comprehensive plan

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight approved a state-required comprehensive plan, which runs from July 2015 through June 2018.

about 12 hours ago

 Jacob Flowers, 8, waits with his mother Catherene Reed, to receive the Distinguished Achievement Award during a Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting in Oakland  Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh school board honors Sheraden third grader

Jacob Flowers is only in third grade, but he's already distinguished.

about 13 hours ago

 Firefighters respond to a small fire early this morning on the Robert Morris University campus in Moon.

Small dorm fire reported at Robert Morris University campus

The fire, which was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m., was in Washington Hall.

about 22 hours ago

 The Wilkinsburg school board is set Tuesday to approve an agreement with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to place disruptive students in AIU alternative education programs.

Wilkinsburg schools ramp up discipline

In the wake of two violent incidents, the district has moved quickly on new procedures for alternative education and detention.

2 days ago

 Robert R. Jennings, president of Lincoln University in Chester County, Pa.

Lincoln University president quits amid criticism over rape remark

The president commented at an all-women’s convocation in September about how false rape allegations can ruin a young man’s life.

1 day ago

Lockdown lifted at Pittsburgh Arsenal schools after nearby domestic dispute

A school district spokeswoman said the lockdown lasted about an hour.

1 day ago

Suit calls state school funding arbitrary and irrational

New lawsuit filed seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards.

3 days ago

 Subra Suresh, the former National Science Foundation director who became president of Carnegie Mellon University last year, poses with 85 of the school’s international students.

Pittsburgh's New Immigrants: CMU president Subra Suresh makes the case for diversity

In the vanguard of Indian-American college presidents, he heads a school with a marked international flavor.

3 days ago

Applicants tone down the tweets so colleges can't pry

Admissions officers are more aware of an applicant’s digital fingerprint.

3 days ago

 Yejee Kim, a 26-year-old master's student at Carnegie Mellon University, plays the violin with Yoga Sebastian Bach, an entry in the Rembacher Chamber Music Competition at CMU's School of Music on Thursday.

Commentary: CMU competition thinks outside the music box

The Rembacher Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Mellon University encouraged innovation in musical performance.

3 days ago

 On the assessment tests, math fell from 79.9 percent in 2011 to 73.3 percent in 2014, a drop of 6.6 percentage points.

Pennsylvania student scores declined with reduced funding, test results show

State test results decline for all students and some subgroups, including economically disadvantaged and special education students.

5 days ago

Duquesne teachers' contract approved; pay not tied to student performance

In 2013-14 and 2014-15, teachers who have earned a satisfactory evaluation will move up one step on the pay scale.

4 days ago

 Point Park University has pledged to Mayor Bill Peduto that it will “incorporate” three turn-of-the-century Forbes Avenue facades into the design of the new Pittsburgh Playhouse in Downtown.

Point Park, city plan to preserve historic facades at new playhouse

Preservation groups, meanwhile, are considering nominations of three Forbes Avenue buildings featuring the facades for historic status.

5 days ago

Six WVU fraternity brothers cited for hazing in connection with Nov. 6 incident

Police say the event involved underage drinking followed by dropping off 19 drunk underage pledges in a residential neighborhood.

5 days ago

Obamacare provision challenged in court

Geneva College in Beaver Falls and the Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie won the initial rounds of cases.

6 days ago

 School board representative Regina Holley speaks during a rally forcommunity schools today in Oakland.

Demonstrators rally in Oakland to support community schools across U.S.

About two dozen people attended the rally, which was part of a week of action under the national Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

5 days ago

 Clarion University's multi-purpose Student Recreation Center includes basketball courts, rock climbing wall and weight room, and inside track and elliptical machines.

Clarion University expanding athletic offereings

University hopes the added women’s offerings bring it closer to addressing a Title IX discrimination complaint.

6 days ago

 President Barack Obama recognized Pittsburgh educators Wednesday at a White House education summit.

Pittsburgh educators immersed in Obama’s technology initiative

They were among 100 school systems highlighted as examples for the rest of the country.

6 days ago

 Mt. Lebanon High School's profile score of 99.3 was the second highest in Allegheny County.

Economics a factor in results of School Performance Profiles

Wealthier districts performed better, while poorer districts were on the low end of the ratings.

6 days ago

Pa. Supreme Court: $500K limit proper for girl run over by school bus

State law makes most governmental entities immune from civil liability but permits damages of up to $500,000 for motor vehicle accidents.

5 days ago

 Remy McIntyre , a junior at Wilkinsburg High School, hands her phone and earphones to Jan Visk , the school nurse, to be filed while attending school.

At Wilkinsburg High, reading, writing and ... confiscating phones?

Administrators at Wilkinsburg Middle/High School take students’ phones at the beginning of the day and return them at the end.

6 days ago

 First-grader Konrad Grossheim stacks buckets Thursday during a fast-paced stacking exercise as part of the Guinness World Records Day event at Sewickley Academy.

Sewickley Academy students stack 'em up for world record

Sewickley Academy is part of a worldwide attempt to set a record for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.”

6 days ago

Residents oppose plans to sell Seville school to Pressley Ridge

Residents living near the closed school in Ross told North Hills school board members that their property values would be jeopardized.

6 days ago

Drilling remains an issue in Mars Area

A group of pro-drilling residents asked the board Nov. 11 to reconsider allowing Rex Energy to drill under the district’s schools.

6 days ago

North Allegheny officials say new state law on volunteers problematic

It will require multiple clearances for all volunteers, no matter how little they help out.

6 days ago

School news: Avonworth, Highlands, Mars Area

Avonworth holds pep rally; Highlands holds gold card Thanksgiving luncheon; Mars Area presents comedy

6 days ago

 The education task force has one final meeting with Mayor Bill Peduto that is yet to be scheduled and is to deliver a report by the end of the year.

Education task force to become Pittsburgh commission

The task force faced problems identifying its mission and goals, members said.

1 week ago

CMU's School of Music to receive $1 million gift for recording studio, scholarships

The planned gift will also support operations and undergraduate merit scholarships at the school.

1 week ago

 Donna Ervin, a kindergarten teacher at Pittsburgh King on the North Side, talks about improving educational equity at the school.

Pittsburgh schools asking educators to look inward to help close race gap

Teachers and administrators tackle their own racial attitudes to help students learn more effectively.

1 week ago

'Unboxxed': Leadership Pittsburgh's seminar challenges traditional forms of education

Leadership Pittsburgh's Unboxxed seminar explores the leading edge of learning, medicine and other topics.

1 week ago


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