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State System awaits decision on Cheyney U. financial aid

A consultant has concluded that $29.6 million Cheyney University was awarded between 2011 and 2014 may have to be returned.

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 The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on the Boulevard of the Allies is operated by Pittsburgh-based for-profit EDMC.

U.S. senators press for more accountability and student loan money from EDMC

Three senators raised concerns about the Pittsburgh for-profit education company’s massive settlement with the federal government.

about 11 hours ago

Plum schools develop ‘more robust’ complaint-reporting methods

The enhancements include new links to Title IX information an electronic form to submit a complaint via email.

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Seneca Valley schedules Feb. 12 for experimental school day

The district will be using the day to test alternative teaching methods when students can’t make it to school during inclement weather.

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 Cheyney University's planetarium.

Cheyney University placed on probation by accrediting body

Financially struggling institution has two full years to return to compliance stemming from apparent mishandling of federal student aid.

1 day ago

 West Virginia University assistant professor Charlie Yuill uses a laser surveying tool to help define structures damaged by a September fire in the historic district of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

WVU marshals effort to restore Harpers Ferry after devastating fire

WVU dispatched an extension service employee and experts in engineering, law, writing and marketing to the renowned Civil War town.

3 days ago

 A sign outside Peters Township High School welcomes students back to school after a month-long teachers strike.

Students back in class after 21-day strike by teachers in Peters

The teachers union and school district still have not reached an agreement on several contract issues.

4 days ago

 Peters teachers union members picket Oct. 28 after contract talks broke off late the evening before.

Peters students, teachers to return to class day after Thanksgiving

Friday is the final day of a month-long strike by the district’s 285 teachers.

1 week ago

 Cliff Foster

Former Pine-Richland coach accused of sexual relationship with girl to stand trial

Cliff Foster is charged with have a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old player.

6 days ago

North Allegheny enrollment falls slightly

The annual enrollment report for 2015-16 showed 8,155 students in kindergarten through 12th grade on Oct. 1, down from 8,229 last year.

1 week ago

Two Penn Hills football players to attend U.S. Army National Combine

Rick Squires and Julian Major will travel to San Antonio in January.

1 week ago

North Allegheny adopts 2016-17 calendar

Next school year will begin Sept. 1, 2016, and end June 9, 2017. Winter break will be from Dec. 26-30.

1 week ago

Saint Vincent College launches green initiatives

Water bottle refilling stations, elimination of styrofoam containers are among the measures.

1 week ago

 Maxine Bruhns has spent 50 years with the Nationality Rooms at Pitt.

Five decades of bringing diverse cultures under one roof at Pitt

As director of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms, Maxine Bruhns has seen museum of ethnic Pittsburgh grown from 19 to 30 rooms.

1 week ago

Seneca Valley studies renovation and construction options

The school board heard a host of options for upgrading the schools, ranging from making limited improvements to constructing new buildings.

1 week ago

 Joe Giansante is a former math teacher at Pittsburgh Brashear High School.

Former math teacher loses battle to keep job at Brashear

City school board terminates Joe Giansante, who despite good “value” scores, was judged unsatisfactory based on principal observations.

1 week ago

 Mrs. Lane announced in September plans to step down as superintendent when her contract ends June 30, marking more than five years as leader of the district.

City superintendent Linda Lane receives salary increase

The move would bump her annual salary to $245,000 during her last six months with the district.

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Pittsburgh schools honor board members during final day of service

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board honored Mark Brentley, William Isler and Sherry Hazuda during their final meeting as board directors.

1 week ago

 Gladstone Middle School building at 327 Hazelwood Ave.

City school board approves sale of Gladstone Middle School building

The school, which has been vacant for 14 years, is bought by a realty company representing a collaboration of youth-service organizations.

1 week ago

Pittsburgh Minadeo on modified lockdown, district says

The Squirrel Hill school was on modified lockdown today as an added precaution after staff escorted a parent from the building.

1 week ago

Chartiers Valley approves new teacher contract

A contract extension between the teachers and the district was unanimously approved by the school board at a Tuesday meeting.

1 week ago

 As the state budget impasse continues, concerns are growing that tax credit programs that provide up to $150 million in scholarships for students in grades K-12 statewide could be eliminated this year.

State budget impasse jeopardizing private school stipends

Tax credit scholarships threatened by the state budget impasse include $5 million expected by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

Penn Hills school board fires former business manager

Richard Liberto is currently the business manager in the Wilkinsburg School District.

1 week ago

Fee structure needed to make special education affordable to districts, keep AIU centers operational

Allegheny Intermediate Unit’s director says a new model -- one that does not require it to absorb deficits -- is needed.

1 week ago

Urban Academy looking for a new, larger site for fall 2016

The East Liberty school is looking at Larimer location to expand and build a more STEM-focused curriculum.

1 week ago

Upper St. Clair School Board chooses new principal for Boyce Middle School

Daniel O’Rourke is the new principal of Boyce Middle School, effective Jan. 1.

1 week ago

 Jennifer Hebert, a University of Pennsylvania senior, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Ms. Hebert is a varsity oarswoman and national team member who competed in the Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria,

Pittsburgh woman chosen to receive Rhodes scholarship

Jennifer Hebert, a Shady Side graduate, will pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University.

1 week ago

 Lela Revercomb, 2, of Shade Gap, Pa., plays with an iPad during a media event in Lawrenceville in 2013.

Debate continues as to how much 'screen time' kids should have with devices

Experts are constantly revising their recommendations when it comes to young people and screened devices such as smart phones, tablets, etc.

1 week ago

 Angie McHugh, in plaid, portrays Rulon Stacey, CEO of Poudre Valley Hospital, in the play, “The Laramie Project,” at Brashear High School. In this scene, she is announcing the death of Matthew Shepard to reporters, portrayed by, from left, Autumn Rigot, Tahna Flannigan, Nicole Hallahan and Mya Marzan.

Brashear play focuses on hate crime to send a message about tolerance

Brashear High School students are staging “The Laramie Project,” about Matthew Shepard, a gay college student murdered in Wyoming in 1998.

1 week ago

Peters police say deer carcasses were prank; teachers disagree

Teachers union officials say they may take legal action against those responsible for leaving dead animals at picket lines.

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Teacher’s idea turns photos into fund raisers

Gov. Chris Christie’s budget ax might have fallen heavily on schools four years ago, but for Amy Wiker it was entrepreneurial inspiration.

1 week ago

 Danielle Newman, a freshman from Newark, Del., is majoring in rehabilitation science at the University of Pittsburgh.

One-third of college grads plan to move back home, study finds

On average, college students with loans thought they would be able to pay them off in nine years after graduation.

1 week ago

Penn state considers tuition freeze in return for restored funding

The draft appropriation request is due to be voted on today by school trustees on the University Park campus.

1 week ago

 Carlow University President Suzanne Mellon and Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik at today's announcement.

Carlow, Pittsburgh diocese announce student aid program worth up to $20,000

Students who spent all 12 years in diocesan schools will be eligible for a yearly $5,000 award renewable for up to four years.

1 week ago

Mt. Lebanon, Peters criticize proposed limits on school districts' taxing powers

School officials and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association oppose such efforts by state lawmakers.

1 week ago

Norwin High band captures first place at national competition

Members competed against seven other bands in the category for ensembles of more than 136 performers.

1 week ago

Shaler Area board approves new stadium track surface and turf

The district will add the project to a bond issue already approved to rebuild Rogers Primary School.

1 week ago

Lehigh professor, wife convicted of fraud in $700,000 NASA contract

Yujie Ding and his wife proposed a program in 2009 to develop a cutting edge sensor that NASA would use to track climate change.

1 week ago

Bethel Park School District considering kindergarten center

Superintendent Nancy Aloi Rose says trends suggest a need to redistrict, but no plans are being made for the 2016-17 school year.

1 week ago

 Seventh-graders watch the sky constellations during a Nov. 11 demonstration.

Traveling planetarium comes to Bethel Park middle school

The students viewed constellations, stars and planets in a program by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh.

1 week ago

Mt. Lebanon superintendent touts schools' achievement

Administrators tell the school board that the district’s students continue to achieve “among the best.”

1 week ago

West Jefferson Hills school board appoints member who lost re-election

When David Graham resigned his school board seat, the board voted for Darlene Schreiber to fill the position.

1 week ago

Norwin’s Wind-Up/Wine-Down benefit set for Saturday

The event raises money to help students with music lessons, camp.

1 week ago

Slippery Rock U. football players charged with robbing man at gunpoint

State police said the men entered a unit at the Grove Apartments and held the victim at gunpoint.

1 week ago

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

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

1 week ago

School news: Carlynton, Keystone Oaks and Moon Area

School news from Pittsburgh region’s west communities.

1 week ago

St. Vincent College honors Rabbi Jason Edelstein with faculty chair in Catholic-Jewish dialogue

Rabbi Edelstein taught on Jewish intellectual history, the Holocaust and interfaith dialogue at St. Vincent.

1 week ago

City investigators find no evidence of Duquesne student's claim of being sexually assaulted

Student had claimed she was assaulted and robbed after being forced into an apartment.

1 week ago

Ex-Fayette County teacher sentenced in teen sex case

A judge in Clarksburg, W.Va., Wednesday sentenced Daniel McGarvey, 45, of Uniontown, to 46 months in prison.

1 week ago

 Auditor General Eugene DePasquale's audit paints a bleak financial picture of the West Mifflin Area School District.

Audit warns of bleak finances for West Mifflin schools

The state auditor general raises concerns about the school district’s repeated refinancing of debt.

2 weeks ago