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 Fifty-four years ago in Montgomery, Ala., police beat John Lewis and other Freedom Riders as they got off a bus.

Allegheny College hails moment as nation’s most civil at ceremony

Fifty-four years ago in Montgomery, Ala., police beat John Lewis and other Freedom Riders as they got off a bus.

about 15 hours ago


Expense records sought from Elizabeth Forward board president's past employers

The D.A.’s office seeks travel expense records for Elizabeth Forward Board president and Wilkinsburg business manager Phil Martell

about 15 hours ago


 Seven young Pittsburgh-area residents who are a part of the “ADA generation" participated in a panel discussion Monday night.

The ADA at 25: Pittsburgh-area disabled adults say act made difference in their lives

But advocates are stressing the need for further progress.

about 15 hours ago


Googling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in U.S. for first time

Google’s mobile search requests are outstripping requests in nine other countries as well.

about 2 hours ago


 Lexie Bouchard, a seventh-grader at Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8, gets excited as she works on math skills with third-grader Sophia Diaz, 9, Thursday. Lexie, who has brittle bone disease, has served as a student mentor for the past several months.

Pittsburgh teen with brittle bone disease honored for inspiring others

Pittsburgh Brookline PreK-8 third-graders have forged a bond with mentor Lexie Bouchard, a seventh-grader battling the congenital condition.

1 day ago


 In 2014, Kate Seelman was appointed by President Barack Obama to a 15-member council, which advises the White House, Congress and policymakers on disability matters.

The ADA at 25: Disability issues find champion at Pitt

The National Council on Disability is set to meet at the University of Pittsburgh thanks to professor and renowned advocate Kate Seelman.

1 day ago


Loan not finalized, so Penn Hills school board cancels tonight's meeting

The board is still negotiating with an unnamed entity for a loan of up to $18 million and has rescheduled the meeting for 7 p.m. May 11.

about 22 hours ago


Teacher-layoff bill advances in Pennsylvania House

The bill would end seniority-based teacher layoffs.

1 day ago


CMU chemistry professor earns prize for polymer research work

The prize for Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, awarded every two years, consists of a medal, a citation and a $250,000 award.

about 23 hours ago


 Maya Evanitsky searches for the best place to remove a skin sample from the "Original Nittany Lion," the 150-year-old specimen that resides at Penn State's All-Sports Museum.

PSU student uses stuffed Nittany lion for DNA sequencing

The hope is to use the mascot’s fame to call attention to efforts to protect endangered mountain lion species.

2 days ago


  Stone Librande of Riot Games and the Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center plays through a trial of CAVE Men, which utilizes a three-walled projection. The ETC hosted a showcase of its current students’ projects Thursday at its Technology Drive location.

CMU summit encourages creativity for common good.

Innovators are seeking ways to apply entertainment principles to driving engagement in causes.

2 days ago


Performance-based pay awarded to 49 city principals.

The average amount awarded to 49 principals was about $3,515. The performance-based pay totaled about $172,200.

3 days ago


 Professional poker player Douglas Polk of Las Vegas, Nevada takes part in the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence event at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

CMU’s poker computer not holding its own against humans

The humans have taken a commanding lead halfway through “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence” poker challenge.

4 days ago


Cheyney University failed to track $50 million in student aid

A consultant is reconciling $50 million in U.S. awards  to Cheyney students to determine if and how much of that money Cheyney must return.

4 days ago


 Michael Ghilani

Michael Ghilani becomes new Montour superintendent

Michael Ghilani, who joined the district in January, will begin his five-year superintendent contract on July 1 at a salary of $157,500.

4 days ago


Steel Valley students will tackle real-life blight

Students in the Creating Value program will work to transform the area around Barrett Elementary School in Homestead.

4 days ago


North Allegheny awards contracts for renovations at three schools

The district awarded $20 million in contracts for work on Marshall Middle School and Bradford Woods and Marshall elementary schools.

4 days ago


Chartiers Valley student chosen for select FBI leadership program

Her parents had a difficult time keeping the exciting news from their daughter until it was official.

4 days ago


Proposed Chartiers Valley budget contains tax increase

If the proposed budget gets final approval, the property tax rate would rise by 0.3081 mills to help cover a deficit of nearly $1 million.

4 days ago


Future of R. Hyde Elementary School stirs more controversy

The Moon Area school board has approved leasing part of R. Hyde Elementary School, which will close at the end of the year.

4 days ago


 Marie Erickson.

Mt. Lebanon teen combines art, mentoring for Girl Scout Gold Award project

Marie Erickson created material for prospective mentors with the Art Expression program, including a guide book and a video.

4 days ago


University of Pittsburgh on alert after woman groped at bus stop

University police sent a crime alert to Pitt students and staff and posted fliers across campus after Wednesday’s assault.

4 days ago


Construction work at J.A. Allard and J.H. Brooks elementaries upsets some

No hot food, missing ceiling panels and odd odors are among the concerns cited at Allard and Brooks elementary schools.

4 days ago


School news: Deer Lakes, Mars Area, North Allegheny and more

School news from Pittsburgh region’s north communities.

4 days ago


West school news: Carlynton, Montour and Sto-Rox

School news from throughout the west communities.

4 days ago


Web threat brings police to Elizabeth Forward

Police said a parent notified authorities that a student had posted a video on Facebook saying he was going to “shoot up the school.”

4 days ago


 Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., right, is one of the Congreesmen behind the Student Data Privacy and Parental Rights Act.

Congress receives bill to protect student privacy

Vendors can accumulate students' names, home addresses, email addresses, photographs, video or audio clips, locations and other data.

5 days ago


 Recommendations for reducing exclusionary discipline and improving school climate were submitted to Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane (pictured).

Groups submit more ideas on reducing suspensions in Pittsburgh schools

The suggestions favor a restorative justice approach and also seek to revise the student code of conduct.

6 days ago


 Dan and Patricia Rooney attend the 42nd Art Rooney Awards at the Westin Convention Center on April 16.

Dan Rooney, wife Patricia to receive honorary degrees from Allegheny College

Mark Shields, political commentator and PBS NewsHour host, and health advocate John Herbert Niles also will be honored May 9.

6 days ago


Gateway hires principal

Joseph DiLucente was unanimously named principal at Ramsey Elementary School at a salary of $85,000. His start date is tomorrow.

5 days ago


 Diane Marold, left, whose son is a junior at Plum Senior High School, listens Tuesday night during the Plum school board meeting.

Plum school board members besieged over recent teacher sex cases

Nearly 200 parents and students attended a meeting to express frustration over various issues stemming from the arrests of three teachers.

6 days ago


Wilkinsburg eliminates seven school jobs

A "substantial decline in student enrollment," in addition to financial constraints and program alterations were cited for the eliminations.

6 days ago


 R. Buck Gray, center, and other Penn Hills residents talk about the school district’s budget shortfall Monday during an executive recess at the Penn Hills School Board meeting Monday night at Linton School, the first since announcing financial distress.

Residents voice concerns over Penn Hills School District finances

A standing-room-only crowd attended Monday night’s school board meeting in Linton Middle School.

1 week ago


Pitt study’s food swap confirms risks of colon cancer

African Americans who ate foods high in fiber and low in animal proteins and fats experienced declines in risk factors for colon cancer.

6 days ago


State commission hears testimony on new formulate for state aid to education

The Basic Education Funding Commission completes hearings and expects to issue a proposed formula by June 10.

1 week ago


 Meghan Klingenberg, a Pine-Richland High School graduate, wants to help grow the game of soccer in Western Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds to partner with Klingenberg girls' soccer camp

Members of the Riverhounds' coaching staff will also help run the camp, along with some of Klingenberg's U.S. Women’s Soccer teammates.

6 days ago


 "For some other students, the rising costs could prevent them from completing their degrees," State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said in the report.

Audit says State System students continue to pay for lack of funding

The report is billed as the first modern-day comprehensive performance audit evaluating the effectiveness of the State System.

1 week ago


 Plum Senior High students began protesting just before school started this morning, around 7:30 a.m.

Plum high school students protest, claim censorship

The students said they were taking a stand against the school trying to, as they said, prohibit them from expressing their views.

1 week ago


Mayor Peduto urges state panel for 'solutions' to education funding

The commission established by the Legislature is expected to recommend a formula by June 10.

1 week ago


 After serving 16 years on the Pittsburgh Public Schools board, North Sider Mark Brentley Sr. isn’t seeking re-election.

Newcomers vie for District 8 Pittsburgh school board seat

After serving 16 years on the Pittsburgh Public Schools board, North Sider Mark Brentley Sr. isn’t seeking re-election.

1 week ago


For-profit Corinthian Colleges to shut down remaining campuses

The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company had been subject to multiple federal and state probes.

1 week ago


Schools shouldn't be bugged about head lice, doctors say

American Academy of Pediatrics reinforces its guidelines, which urges schools to not exclude students from class.

1 week ago


 The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Homewood branch hosted the first Buzzword Pittsburgh event on Saturday.

Buzzword Pittsburgh gets the word out in Homewood

An early childhood education program, supported by the PNC Foundation, engages kids to build vocabulary.

1 week ago


 Carlow University student Danah Richter, who is deaf, will be graduating with an undergraduate degree in social work. She plans to help people with hearing disabilities bridge both worlds.

She cannot hear, but she thrived at Carlow University

Danah Richter, deaf since early childhood, earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Carlow with honors.

1 week ago


 Graduates file into the Peterson Events Center for the 2015 University of Pittsburgh graduation.

2015 college commencement dates and speakers in Allegheny County

Top NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. at Pitt, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel at Chatham and eight more.

1 week ago


Bus drivers for Shaler Area, North Hills schools resume contract negotiations

Bus drivers in Shaler Area and North Hills school districts authorize a strike if a contract agreement isn’t reached.

1 week ago


 Students walk through a bright, blue entryway that's part of Mt. Lebanon High School's $110 million renovation.

Mt. Lebanon school design lets students take advantage of more academics, activities

All parts of the building now are either renovated or new construction.

1 week ago


 Third grade teacher Colleen Koch talks with Domenic Catandro about his paper. Students at St. Sebastian School are writing cards and letters to World War II veterans who will be honored with flights to Washington next month.

St. Sebastian students make sure every 'Honor Flight' veteran will get letters

Students at the Ross school are writing hundreds of letters that will go to veterans during mail call on the flights.

1 week ago


 Bill Edgar, interim president at Geneva College

Geneva College names interim president

William Edgar will take the place of departing president Ken Smith, who will become a business dean at a Texas college.

1 week ago


Extracurricular activities slowly returning in Sto-Rox

District receiving Title I funding to improve student achievement.

1 week ago



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