Financially strapped state universities are asked about their assets

The 14 State System universities hold hundreds of millions in unrestricted net assets but most are earmarked.

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 High school and middle school students from Baldwin-Whitehall attend a screening of “He Named Me Malala” Friday at AMC Loews Waterfront in Homestead.

Malala provides inspiration

About 2,000 students see firsthand what their refugee classmates have endured in a private showing of “He Named Me Malala.”

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State System board allows pricing experiments at four more universities

Gov. Tom Wolf objects to the additional pilot programs, saying Pennsylvania students could be priced out of the higher education market.

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 Corial Littlejohn

Pitcairn woman charged with impersonation, assault at school

Police said that when a school officer saw Corial Littlejohn Thursday morning, she told him she was a student going to class.

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 Police officers investigate a shooting at Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Ariz., today.

One student dead, three wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

The school president called it an isolated and unprecedented incident and said classes would go on as scheduled today.

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Peters teachers union sets strike date if no contract reached

The union represents 285 teachers, along with counselors, nurses, librarians and speech therapists.

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One person killed in shooting near Texas Southern University

The incident came several hours after a student opened fire with a handgun on the campus of Northern Arizona University, killing one.

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 This is the new studio art room at Mt. Lebanon High. It was built in the renovated swimming pool area and has a balcony.

Mt. Lebanon High School ready for open house

The Mt. Lebanon School District will dedicate its new high school during a ceremony Sunday in front of the entrance on Horsman Drive.

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 Andrew Lusebrink, center, and teammates break during drills. Providence Heights Alpha School combined soccer teams with St. Ursula in Hampton to become Allison Park United.

Two schools, one team: Providence Heights Alpha School and St. Ursula combine soccer squads

At the end of the 2014-15 school year, 26 of the eighth-graders graduated, leaving Providence Heights Alpha School with only eight players.

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Propel requests expansion of school in Kennedy

Propel Schools Foundation has requested an expansion of the Propel Montour charter school in Kennedy to include high school grades 9-12.

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Cornell opposes Moon Area's latest merger proposal

Moon Area superintendent Curt Baker had proposed merging the two districts by the start of the 2016-17 school year.

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Bond issue brings $19.89 million to Penn Hills School District

The district successfully completed a $19.9 million bond issue to provide funds for daily operations in 2015-16.

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Carson Middle School assistant principal resigns

The North Allegheny school board got a two-week break between replacing one administrator and another one resigning.

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 Sydney, CCAC's robot, welcomes participants to the school's Manufacturing Day -- with the help of Paul Blackford, CCAC instructional design/facilitator holding the microphone.

Manufacturing day program welcomes public at Community College of Allegheny County

Manufacturing Day is dedicated to overcoming shared challenges in labor professions.

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Rowan Elementary School second-graders to learn about robotics

The Seneca Valley School District has contracted with GreenE Academy to offer its Lego WeDo and EV3 courses.

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Gateway school board votes to send band to road football games

It costs $2,326 and requires three school buses, a maintenance truck and a trailer to transport the band to away football games.

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 Jamillia Kamara.

Nonprofit to collect 2 million pencils for Wilkinsburg students

Smart is Cool was started to change the perception of educational excellence in urban communities.

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Mars Area board asked to make building appraisals public

The district says it is using sealed bids and closed appraisals for the sale of the former Middlesex Elementary School.

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School news: Fox Chapel Area, North Allegheny, North Hills and Pine-Richland

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

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School news for Oct. 9, 2015: Bentworth, West Jefferson Hills

School news from Pittsburgh region’s south communities.

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School news for Oct. 9, 2015: Penn Hills, Riverview

School news from the Pittsburgh region’s east communities.

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Mt. Lebanon High library dedicated to 1952 alumnus

Richard J. Madden has donated $585,000 in scholarship funds to Mt. Lebanon High School students since 2001.

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Pa.'s state-owned universities ponder price flexibility plans; get warning about higher costs

The pricing programs would affect California University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Mansfield and Shippensburg universities.

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WVU hires Penn State administrator to rebuild Greek life

A student’s death and an earlier alcohol-fueled disturbance involving another frat prompted WVU to suspend most Greek activities last fall.

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 The auditor general said he found scant evidence of work by former special adviser on higher education Ron Tomalis.

State audit finds special adviser on higher education 'did little work'

Eugene DePasquale blasts the Department of Education for lack of oversight on advisers and help for academically struggling districts.

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State-owned universities might get cash advances if budget impasse endures

The money would come from the State System of Higher Education's investment portfolio.

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 “This gift provides a permanent stream of critically needed resources to attract and support talented faculty and students,” Subra Suresh said.

Hillman Foundation helps Carnegie Mellon create endowed chair

CMU says the fund will provide the school with more flexibility to attract and retain top-notch faculty and a diverse cohort of students.

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Potential bidder on old Mars school wants to see appraisals

The Mars Area school district, under the advice of solicitor Tom King, is keeping appraisals secret on old Middlesex Elementary building.

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Students uninjured in crash involving car, Pine-Richland School District bus

The bus was carrying about two dozen students when it collided with the other vehicle.

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 Paula Busanic, a former teacher at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Edgewood, said she left the school in 2009 because she was frustrated with the lack of respect and empathy she received from her colleagues and administrators who are able to hear.

Small group of protesters criticizes deaf school's program

The protesters say the school administration does not enforce the use of ASL by non-deaf people in the school.

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Moon Area revives merger talks with Cornell

Curt Baker, Moon Area superintendent, presented a proposal to the school board Monday night.

3 days ago

 Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, a Penn State sophomore from Branford, Conn., was killed in a one-car accident Sept. 27 on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County.

Penn State THON organizers to review 'canning' safety in wake of crash that killed student

Vitalya Sepot, 19, of Branford, Conn., was killed when the vehicle she was in crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sept. 27.

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 Police stand outside of the Community College of Philadelphia today while police searched the school after a report of a person with a gun.

Philadelphia college searched after report of armed person

Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey told reporters that there were no reports of shooting or injuries.

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 Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis was named by Mr. Corbett as his special adviser in June 2013.

State audits: Education Dept. failed to monitor special adviser under Corbett

The state audit report says the Department of Education "failed to monitor its special adviser (Tomalis)" to then-Gov. Tom Corbett.

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Bus driver flown to UPMC Presbyterian after Fayette County crash

No Brownsville Area School District students were on the bus when it crashed around 8:50 a.m. on Isabella Road in Luzerne.

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 Joe Giansante, a math teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School, received two unsatisfactory evaluations and is contesting the district's action to dismiss him.

Joe Giansante, the teacher who's fighting his dismissal

“I can’t let something go, not when I know I’m right. ... Call me unsatisfactory? That’s a guy who doesn’t try,” says Mr. Giansante.

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Two IUP football players charged in assault

Gabriel Yuille and Kaliff Starke-Clemons were members of the IUP football team.

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 The educational preferences of employers introduce a “potentially significant barrier to economic self-sufficiency” for those without a four-year degree, researchers wrote.

As employers demand degrees, high-paying jobs remain out of reach for many

The share of higher-wage jobs for workers without a four-year college degree has shrunk, although Pittsburgh ranks higher than many cities.

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 A sign calling for prayer outside Umpqua Community College a day after the shooting there, in Roseburg, Ore.

Options for an active shooter: run, hide or fight

In the wake of a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, experts say action is sometimes needed.

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 Post-Gazette interns offer a reality check on college.

Reality Check: Fall 2015 Education Planning Guide

Post-Gazette summer 2015 interns offer a glimpse into what college is really like.

1 week ago

 Brittany Meixner of Carrick holds a piece  she created that will be displayed at the “We Live Here” exhibit tonight at 21st Street Coffee and Tea in the Strip District. She titled the piece “Dragon in the Night.” Some of the artwork will be accompanied by audio recordings.

Strip District exhibit features artwork of homeless young adults

The exhibit is titled “We Live Here.” Pieces will be auctioned tonight at an event at 21st Street Coffee and Tea.

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 U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan walks to a town hall meeting on CMU's campus Sept. 18.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

Duncan says in a letter to staff that he's returning to Chicago to live with his family.

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 North Hills High School students participate in an astronomy class in the new digital immersion theater.

North Hills High School upgrades its planetarium

The school’s planetarium can take students worlds away or bring them right out of the front door.

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Elizabeth Forward School District to garnish wages of employees behind on taxes

About 12 employees of the district have been identified as owing back real estate taxes to the district.

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Osborne Elementary School’s gARTen Club receives program grants

The school in the Quaker Valley School District has received two grants worth nearly $9,000 to encourage education in and through the arts.

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In Wilkinsburg, these backpacks hold blessings

Each week, volunteers pack 550 bags of food to send home with Wilkinsburg students.

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Bethel Park students step up to kindness challenge

They heard a speaker from a group formed by the parents of Rachel Scott, who was killed in the Columbine High School shootings in 1999.

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Penn Hills schools struggling with student behavior

Administrators have had their hands full with issues ranging from dress code violations to destruction of school property and fighting.

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Sto-Rox changes security firms

The change in companies was mainly due to ongoing issues with staffing, Superintendent Terry DeCarbo said.

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West Jefferson Hills School Board suspends girls basketball coaches

The basketball coaches were suspended Sept. 23 over what one of them called “a parent issue.”

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