Combined, 97.1 percent of the teachers received distinguished or proficient ratings compared to 96.9 percent the prior year.
The Campus SaVE Act, which was passed into law two years ago, went into effect Wednesday.
Edwina Kinchington of Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy 6-12 won the award from the National Association of Biology Teachers.
Chevron Corp. and Carnegie Science Center announced the company will donate $900,000 over the next three years for the STEM center.
Judge Jeffrey Manning ordered that Joseph Ruggieri, 40, remain jailed and undergo a behavior clinic evaluation.
Gateway to the Arts provides arts education and artist training in the Pittsburgh region.
The board hired Joseph Petrella as the district’s deputy superintendent and heir apparent to the permanent top job.
Pittsburgh Public Schools and Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, continue to negotiate terms to replace a contract approved in 2010.
Enrollment now is expected to fall by 1,697 students this fall, a bigger dip than the 862 forecast before student commitments were received.
The Achievement School District would be run by a board appointed by the governor and Senate and House leaders.
Commonwealth Court will hear the case of whether state offices should retain email, pushed by media outlets including the Post-Gazette.
Starting Wednesday, new federal loans will have lower rates than loans taken out last year. But they likely will creep back up in 2016-2017.
David Duane Will Jr., a former teacher at John Marshall High School south of Wheeling, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Wheeling.
Joseph Ruggieri is one of two Plum Senior High School teachers accused of having sex with female students.
The board approved in a 6-1 vote a final budget with $87.8 million in costs and $97 million in revenue.
The original 24-stop, 1,290-pipe organ was installed in 1896 and was last refurbished in 1964.
AIU is bound by the state’s open-meeting law, although it rarely holds public discussions about its operations or spending.
The board approved the promotion of acting superintendent Nancy Hines to superintendent for a three-year term ending in June of 2018.
The University of Pittsburgh expands to five productions in 2015-16, when it will spend more time in the Charity Randall campus theater.
Leaders of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system are extending a $6.5 million line of credit to Cheyney University.
Following two cyberattacks on Penn State's College of Liberal Arts, the university is resetting passwords on its college-issued accounts.
More school districts are providing their own special education services rather than those of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Top Democratic lawmakers say Gov. Tom Wolf has told them that he’ll veto a GOP plan that does not meet his priorities.
The Consortium for Public Education attempts to lessen the summer drain on academic growth.
A 700-seat gymnasium? This is just one feature of renovations to South Park Middle School, which begin this summer and end December 2016.
Washington Elementary is getting new heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, light fixtures, carpeting and other improvements.
In his new post, Patrick Harrigan plans to connect South Park residents with their school district.
The Baldwin-Whiltehall School District is raising the mileage rate and looking for ways to save money, including cutting jobs.
The property tax rate for 2015-16 will increase by 2 mills, which is lower than the 2.7-mill increase that had been proposed.
Enrollment in the center’s summer day camps for grades 6-9 has grown from about 70 in 2013 to at least 151 this year.
While revenues from earned income tax will bring in an additional $300,000, expenses also are expected to climb by $2.95 million.
Under the pact, teachers will receive a raise of about 1.29 percent, with the individual increases based on experience and education.
Patrick M. Graczyk was hired June 15. He leaves Highlands School District after many years.
Board members suggested a meeting with the district’s new athletic director and proposed fixes for track facilities.
The program was cut to save the $340,000 in annual costs, including the salary for two teachers and two paraprofessionals
The Steel Valley school board discussed improving access to restrooms and refinancing bond issues at a workshop meeting Monday.
The school wants the State System of Higher Education to issue up to $76 million in bonds.
Attorney Michael DeRiso says the sexual assault charges should be dismissed because the alleged victim was a consenting adult.
Sixth-graders will receive iPads, while the ninth and 10th graders will receive laptop computers.
Several administrative changes were made at Thursday’s meeting of the Keystone Oaks School Board of Directors.
The vast majority of consumers, 90 percent, are being rejected for a co-signer release on their private student loans.
The board voted to pay Victory Companies $132,480 to help the district get its own alternative school on the North Side, off the ground.
The changes more clearly spell out ways to help keep students in school and provide additional due process rights to students.
The national program is is being expanded to include Allderdice High School, Carrick High School and CAPA 6-12.
The program will be aimed at students who want to become police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians.
The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools approved several key personnel changes tonight.
In its inaugural year, Hill House Passport Academy Charter School will turn out 40 graduates.
Lower Burrell police said Mr. Geibel first contacted the girl about mutual interests when he subbed at Burrell High in 2013.
State Auditor General Euqene DePasquale says the audit likely will contain "strong recommendations" for change within the department.
Kerry Walk, a Winchester Thurston graduate, will become the eighth president of Marymount Manhattan in July.