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Turn to those with a degree of experience for higher education advice.
Self-knowledge and campus visits are important in making a selection.
Nontraditional students are becoming more common on college campuses.
Self-awareness helps to maximize opportunities.
The way race, gender and sexuality are treated on campus should always factor into your college decision.
Join a club, buy a meal plan and study in the library.
Sto-Rox loses its bid for a stay against the creation of a Propel charter school in its district.
Getting financial aid takes persistence and creativity.
Personal contacts and social networking can build a professional network.
Taking different courses brings personal fulfillment.
Older students know which classes are hard or easy, where to buy books and where to eat.
Make use of office hours.
Schools teach needed skills of thinking and writing critically.
Preparation and an open mind can maximize the experience.
Though writing can be a daunting task, there are ways to ease the process.
Remember many other students also are new to campus.
Write a page a day; read a book a week.
Adjustments include learning to adapt to others’ habits.
Balancing self-confidence with an eagerness to learn is key.
Use failure to get better, not to defeat yourself.
College is about more than classes.
There’s an endless amount of activities in which to be involved.
College drinking carries risks.
Ignore stereotypes when considering joining sororities and fraternities.
Adversities can turn into meaningful moments.
Teachers in the McKeesport Area School District will receive 3.75 percent raises over the span of the contract approved in mid-September.
Ideas learned in the classroom are embodied in the community.
Community can expand your education.
Do things that are of absolutely zero worth to your resume.
Housing can take a good sense of humor.
The $4.9 million project will involve windows, lighting and the HVAC system in McMurray Elementary School.
“We’re talking full accountability,” assistant superintendent Nancy Hines told the audience.
Build connections and experiences with internships.
Community planning committee updates cost estimates on high school to replace 54-year-old structure on Old Clairton Road.
An Advanced Technology Center opened this fall, a new education center will open in January and building upgrades are planned on its main
One board member said Francis Posa should leave the board because he has pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor.
Eighth-graders at Gateway Middle School are using the tablet-size computers in English and algebra for the first time.
The Obama administration declared guidelines to ensure that all public schools students have access to equivalent policies and facilities.
The district is expected to choose a company next month to do more than $74,000 in repairs.
Teachers and administrators in the district started working on the new curriculum about a year ago.
Graduation requirements were also discussed at a Sept. 25 meeting of the Keystone Oaks School Board.
The offerings at the free wellness fair on Oct. 22 will include health screenings, an obstacle course and lessons in pickleball.
The project will create LearnSphere, which will store data to study how people learn and educators will be able to better design courses.
“I got a lot of letters saying why are you doing this to our kids. This is never going to happen here. But it did,” one official said.
Carnegie Mellon University receives a $5 million BrainHub grant while the University of Pittsburgh studies traumatic brain injury.
School district officials say authority has “improperly amassed millions of school district dollars.”
The son of an Italian immigrant family, Francis J. Rifugiato knew the value of an education.
Elementary schools in Pine-Richland and West Allegheny are among the 337 schools honored.
The panel convened by Mayor Bill Peduto is submitting ideas to the state in an effort to get part of $250 million in federal funds.
Nick Trombetta is charged with siphoning $1 million from the Midland-based school through a collection of corporate entities he controlled.