Education


 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.
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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

Mt. Lebanon’s new $110 million high school offers new labs, music, art, academic and athletic facilities to its 1,700 students.


 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.



 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.



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.


Nation


Harrisburg to observe Lincoln funeral train on Tuesday

National Park Service will mark the anniversary of that somber stop with an event at the state Capitol featuring Lincoln actor Fritz Klein.



Raising 'free-range kids': bad parenting or good life lessons?

Case of “free-range” parents in Maryland sparks discussion on childhood freedoms.


 

World


China ruling golf out of bounds

In recent reports, state-run news outlets have depicted gofg as yet another temptation that has led Communist Party officials astray.



Sale of U.S. arms fuels the wars of Arab states

The proxy wars in Middle East have resulted in a boom for U.S. defense industry from overseas sales at a time of shrinking Pentagon budgets.


 
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State


Pennsylvania hospitals worried about Gov. Wolf's budget plan

Medicare payments to hospitals now cover less than 90 percent of cost of care, according to the American Hospital Association.



Republicans blast Wolf pick for Pa. state department

Pedro Cortes presided over the department during the time when Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of killing three babies in botched abortions.


 

Portfolio


Bugs start to crawl into Americans’ diet

An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects.



Animal Tales: Flightless robin became a curious guest one spring

We named him Rothchild. He set up shop in our garden’s birdhouse for weeks, grounded but proving a good companion for my coffee hour.


 

Early Returns


Pawlowski running for Senate?

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (allentownmayor.com) Our friend Laura Olson of the Allentown Morning Call, along with her


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio smiles during his announcement he is running for the Republican nomination, at a rally at the Freedom



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