EDUCATION



Meeting held to weigh Gill Hall options in West Jefferson Hills

2012-03-08 05:59:00

Enrollment at Gill Hall Elementary School has steadily increased from 247 students during the 2005-06 school year to 348.


Mt. Lebanon band to march at Derby parade

2012-03-08 05:50:00

Mt. Lebanon High School Blue Devil band will march in front of what planners expect will be hundreds of thousands of spectators.


AIU academy to mix online learning with work experience

2012-03-08 05:47:00

Next fall, students who are interested in attending a cyber charter school will have a new option.


Shaler Area science classes 'flip' for curriculum

2012-03-08 05:24:00

Students in ninth through 12th grades are using computers and other electronic devices to study science.


Seneca Valley to review wellness policy

2012-03-08 05:22:00

The district is taking another look at policies relating to allergy management and snacks brought to classrooms.


Chinese classes approved in Hampton

2012-03-08 05:21:00

School directors gave permission to conduct the final interview and hire a full-time teacher to teach Chinese next year to eighth-graders.


Plan would shift 100 elementary pupils in Pine-Richland

2012-03-08 05:16:00

A vote on a plan is expected at the next regular school board meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 26.


CMU study analyzes what China deletes

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Iodized salt isn't typically considered a dangerous chemical compound, but to Chinese social media censors hoping to squash rumors that the


Teacher Survey Shows Morale Is at a Low Point

2012-03-08 00:00:00

The slump in the economy, coupled with the acrimonious discourse over how much weight test results and seniority should be given in determin


Report: No passive technologies like TV for young kids

2012-03-07 11:33:00

The recommendations include giving children more appropriate, interactive technologies.


Early retirement deadline extended in Mars Area

2012-03-07 05:05:00

Board members on Tuesday extended the deadline from March 1 to May 31.


Standard & Poor's affirm's Penn State's long-term bond rating

2012-03-07 00:08:00

Standard & Poor's says it has affirmed Penn State University's "AA" long-term rating on the school's various bonds.


AIU to start new cyber charter school in fall

2012-03-07 00:05:00

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit will start a new cyber charter school in the fall.


Pittsburgh Public Schools board advised to reject charter of one school; renew another

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Review teams Tuesday recommended that the Pittsburgh Public Schools board renew City Charter High for an additional five years but advised a


Black Students Face More Discipline, Data Suggests

2012-03-07 00:00:00

Black students, especially boys, face much harsher discipline in public schools than other students, according to new data from the Departme


Minnesota School District Reaches Agreement on Preventing Gay Bullying

2012-03-07 00:00:00

After years of accusations that it had failed to stop antigay bullying and a spate of student suicides, Minnesota's largest school district


Florida Higher Education May Face Big Budget Cuts

2012-03-07 00:00:00

MIAMI -- With three days remaining until the end of the legislative session, Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a $70 billion budget


School district hears recommendations on charter schools

2012-03-06 19:54:00

At a Pittsburgh Public Schools board meeting tonight, review teams recommended that the district renew City Charter High for an additional f


Woodland Hills teachers union to picket district meeting

2012-03-06 12:07:00

Working without a contract since August, the union wishes to publicly show its 'frustration.'


Allegheny Intermediate Unit to open new charter school

2012-03-06 12:07:00

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit today announced the creation of a cyber charter school that will integrate online learning with workplace ex


Bill to alter superintendent contracts clears Senate committee

2012-03-06 11:23:00

The bill would limit contract buyouts and mandate student-achievement clauses.


Pittsburgh Public Schools and clerical workers agree on contract

2012-03-06 08:34:00

The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools Monday ratified a five year contract with AFSCME Local 2924, which represents about 200 clerical work


Carlow's Women of Spirit Awards recipients announced

2012-03-06 08:07:00

The late Maggie Daley and cellist Anne Martindale Williams head Carlow University's 2012 Women of Spirit Awards recipients.


Seneca Valley considers debt refinancing

2012-03-06 05:19:00

Record low interest rates have school board members looking at refinancing nearly $5 million of the district's debt.


Pittsburgh schools propose next round of cuts

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Superintendent Linda Lane Monday night presented to the city school board her plan to save $10 million to $13 million.


Pittsburgh students surveyed in teaching plan

2012-03-05 16:06:00

If you want to help teachers become more effective in the classroom, ask students what they think of their teachers.


Public education supporters ramp up rallies with call-ins

2012-03-05 16:01:00

As the state House Appropriations Committee today conducts a hearing on state education spending, parents, students and other taxpayers will


Sample survey questions: Students on teachers

2012-03-05 05:22:00

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are being surveyed on how well they think their teachers teach.


Pitt seminars prepare students for marrying career and real world

Pitt seminars prepare students for marrying career and real world

2012-03-05 00:00:00

It wasn't your typical sales pitch. Speaking to a room full of University of Pittsburgh law students last month, Laura Ellsworth chose to sp


Instruction for Masses Knocks Down Campus Walls

2012-03-05 00:00:00

The pitch for the online course sounds like a late-night television ad, or maybe a subway poster: "Learn programming in seven weeks starting


Beyond the College Degree, Online Educational Badges

2012-03-05 00:00:00

What's so special about a diploma?


Environmental school fixes lottery process

2012-03-04 23:47:00

After a miscoding problem in the initial school lottery, the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park has decided to honor the names alrea


District to offer counseling after ex-student???s death

2012-03-04 23:45:00

Seneca Valley school officials will make counselors available today in the wake of a traffic incident that claimed the life of a former stud


Parents decry state education cuts

Parents decry state education cuts

2012-03-04 16:00:00

Morgan Coles plays seven instruments and is a believer in the power of music to stimulate the brain.


City schools union to vote

2012-03-03 17:16:00

Pittsburgh Public Schools and AFSCME Local 2924 are scheduled to vote today on a tentative agreement reached Monday evening.


Carlow U. to increase tuition 4% in 2012-13

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Carlow University Thursday announced its undergraduate tuition is going up nearly 4 percent for 2012-13, an increase of $934 for two semeste


A Princeton Dean Is Named to Lead Brown

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Christina Hull Paxson, the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, will become president of Brow


Prosecutors: Sandusky molested 8 boys on Penn State campus

2012-03-02 16:06:00

Prosecutors claim eight boys were sexually assaulted by former PSU coach Jerry Sandusky at numerous sites on Penn State's campus.


Penn State trustees plan organizational changes

2012-03-02 08:03:00

Penn State University trustees plan to vote this month on proposed governance changes that include additional committees, more


Reviving Musical Dreams in Middle Age

2012-03-02 00:00:00

Correction Appended


Four area high school students named Luminari Award Scholars

2012-03-01 19:58:00

Luminari, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization, has announced the award of four scholarships to area high school students for admissio


Legislators join forum calling for action on public school cuts

Legislators join forum calling for action on public school cuts

2012-03-01 16:03:00

Three state legislators urged a crowd of about 150 at South Fayette High School on Wednesday to make their voices heard.


Carlow announces tuition increase

2012-03-01 15:22:00

Carlow University today announced its undergraduate tuition is going up nearly 4 percent for 2012-13, an increase of $934 for two semesters.


Your next phone app may be made by students

Your next phone app may be made by students

2012-03-01 14:47:00

Next time South Fayette and Quaker Valley students wonder, "Is there an app for that?"


Air Force offers to allow Pine-Richland to drop JROTC

2012-03-01 05:45:00

More than two dozen young people turned out Monday night in their dress-blues to underscore their support for the program.


North Allegheny board to vote on cyber charter school

2012-03-01 05:42:00

North Allegheny school directors are expected to vote this month on a proposal to start a pilot cyber charter school for grades 3-8


Beattie academic program's end brings questions

2012-03-01 05:40:00

Ending the academic program for students with behavioral issues was one of the biggest disappointments of his career, Rich Herko said.


Duquesne board gets update on high schoolers' progress

2012-03-01 05:25:00

Elected school board members and the handful of residents who attended the Tuesday meeting of the state board of control.


Moon Area schools board hears presentation on full-day kindergarten

2012-03-01 05:16:00

A full-day kindergarten program is being touted to Moon Area school directors.


Sto-Rox considers opening 'school within a school'

2012-03-01 05:06:00

The district is considering the possibility of a charter school opening within its borders.


High school dress code considered in McKeesport

2012-03-01 04:59:00

The McKeesport Area school board is considering a dress code for the 2012-13 school year that would prohibit jeans, hooded tops,


Alternatives suggested for abandoned school project in McKeesport Area

2012-03-01 04:54:00

McKeesport Area school director Tom Maglicco has tried since August to stop the district's plans to construct a third new


Upper St. Clair school board OKs IB program despite objections

2012-03-01 01:08:00

The Upper St. Clair school board faced a tongue-lashing Monday night from more than 100 opponents of the International Baccalaureate


Satellite, branch campuses vulnerable in Pa. budget

2012-03-01 00:01:00

State-related branch campuses will look quite different if state funding continues to decrease, top administrators testified.


86 Penn State alumni vie for trustee seats

2012-03-01 00:01:00

A total of 86 Penn State graduates are now vying for the three alumni seats up for election this April.


Coming Home From War to Hit the Books

2012-03-01 00:00:00

FALLING asleep in a crowded lecture hall was never a problem for Adam Connell. Just the opposite.


Pressure to excel can create too much tension for teens

Pressure to excel can create too much tension for teens

2012-03-01 00:00:00

For teens in the race to try to get into the colleges of their choice, the decision can be excruciating, the process exhausting.


Schools Try to Match the Jobless With 3.4 Million Jobs

2012-03-01 00:00:00

EVER since the deep recession hit four years ago, many colleges have been rethinking their continuing education programs, straining to figur


Hiring a Coach in Pursuit of an Advanced Degree

2012-03-01 00:00:00

THE way back to school for many adults hoping to complete a bachelor's or master's degree is akin to being set loose in the wilderness witho


If Twitter Is a Work Necessity

2012-03-01 00:00:00

WHEN Anne Klein shut down its designer line in 2008, Eileen McMaster was among the fashion professionals there who found themselves without


More Blacks and Latinos Admitted to Elite New York High Schools

2012-03-01 00:00:00

The number of black and Latino students who were accepted at one of eight highly selective high schools in New York City increased from last


City schools, union reach tentative deal

2012-02-29 15:41:00

Pittsburgh Public Schools and AFSCME Local 2924 are scheduled to vote on a tentative agreement reached Monday evening.


Creator of PSU football 'White Out' is out of a job

Creator of PSU football 'White Out' is out of a job

2012-02-29 12:32:00

A Penn State football marketer who inspired tens of thousands of Nittany Lion fans to dress alike on game day has left his job.


Colleges Misassign Many to Remedial Classes, Studies Find

2012-02-29 00:00:00

Two new studies from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers College have found that community colleges unne


Court Restores Elected Bridgeport School Board

2012-02-29 00:00:00

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that state education officials violated the law when they dissolved Bridgeport's elected scho


Sandusky lawyer asks trial delay until mid-July

2012-02-29 00:00:00

The defense attorney for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky Monday asked for a continuance in the schedule


Sandusky's attorney asks to push back trial date

2012-02-28 14:38:00

The defense attorney for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky yesterday asked for a continuance in the sched


School calendar set in Pine-Richland

2012-02-28 06:26:00

School directors last night settled on a district calendar that sets Aug. 28 as the first day of school for students.


Upper St. Clair OKs International Baccalaureate program

2012-02-28 05:08:00

The school board voted to gradually fold all of the curriculum at the Streams Elementary School into IB program.


City school board apologizes for rough start at Westinghouse

City school board apologizes for rough start at Westinghouse

2012-02-27 18:08:00

School boards don't vote very often to apologize. But last week, after board member Mark Brentley Sr. raised the issue, the Pittsburgh Publi


Senate Appropriations leader wants to retain higher ed funds

2012-02-27 13:46:00

HARRISBURG -- The chairman of the state Senate Appropriations Committee says Pennsylvania's colleges have shouldered their "fair share" of b


Franklin Regional school administrator and wife among I-80 crash fatalities

2012-02-27 12:17:00

A Franklin Regional School District administrator and his wife were among three people killed in a chain-reaction pileup in whiteout conditi


Alumnus comes up with plan to save St. Mary school

Alumnus comes up with plan to save St. Mary school

2012-02-27 00:01:00

The priest of St. Mary of the Mount Parish on Mount Washington has decided to close the parish's elementary school, but many parents, studen


Alumnus comes up with plan to save St. Mary school

Alumnus comes up with plan to save St. Mary school

2012-02-27 00:00:00

The priest of St. Mary of the Mount Parish on Mount Washington has decided to close the parish's elementary school, but many parents,


City school board apologizes for rough start at Westinghouse

City school board apologizes for rough start at Westinghouse

2012-02-27 00:00:00

School boards don't vote very often to apologize. But last week, after board member Mark Brentley Sr.


Amid a Federal Education Inquiry, an Unsettling Sight

2012-02-27 00:00:00

What was Arne Duncan doing sharing the stage with Michelle Rhee at a recent education conference?


After Release of Ratings, a Focus on 'Top' Teachers

2012-02-27 00:00:00

One was a scion of the family behind the celebrated Italian bakery, Arthur Avenue Bread, and has since been promoted to assistant principal.


For city schools' chief Linda Lane, a year of highs, lows

For city schools' chief Linda Lane, a year of highs, lows

2012-02-26 00:32:00

Linda Lane hates to disappoint students. "The adults could be unhappy and all of that, but it's hard for me to disappoint the kids."


To Be Black at Stuyvesant High

2012-02-26 00:00:00

LIKE a city unto itself, Stuyvesant High School, in Lower Manhattan, is broken into neighborhoods, official and otherwise. The math departme


Pitt trustees remain critical of Corbett's budget cuts

2012-02-25 00:00:00

University of Pittsburgh trustees Friday fired back at the Corbett administration over a second consecutive year of what campus


Teacher Quality Widely Diffused, Ratings Indicate

2012-02-25 00:00:00

The controversial ratings of roughly 18,000 New York City teachers released on Friday showed that teachers who were most and least successfu


Pitt trustees want to protect "quality" of university

2012-02-24 15:52:00

University of Pittsburgh trustees today responded to a second consecutive year of major cuts proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett in the school's


Feds seek info in Sandusky case

2012-02-24 10:13:00

HARRISBURG -- Penn State says it has received a federal subpoena related to Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach accused of m


Penn State trustees work on 'listening'

2012-02-24 00:00:00

A month after vowing to examine how effectively they govern, trustees at Penn State University held a weekend retreat in which they


U.S. Bachelor Degree Rate Passes Milestone

2012-02-24 00:00:00

More than 30 percent of American adults hold bachelor's degrees, a first in the nation's history, and women are on the brink of surpassing m


With Teacher Ratings Set to Be Released, Union Opens Campaign to Discredit Them

2012-02-24 00:00:00

The New York City Education Department will release the ratings of thousands of teachers on Friday, ending a nearly year-and-a-half-long leg


Gateway board OKs Propel charter school in Pitcairn

2012-02-24 00:00:00

The Gateway school board voted Wednesday night to approve a charter school in the former Pitcairn Elementary building.


Education budget plan holds line on basic funding

2012-02-23 16:02:00

Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed education budget of $10.5 billion for 2012-13 doesn't include the drastic cuts that last year's plan


Pittsburgh Public Schools gets $1 million Heinz grant

2012-02-23 12:26:00

The Heinz Endowments is putting $1 million to increase equity, reduce the racial achievement gap and help provide a smooth transition.


Universities warn of more subsidy cuts

2012-02-23 09:52:00

Cutting more state funding from Pennsylvania's largest universities is forcing them to essentially become private institutions, said Univers


Pittsburgh Public Schools turns down charter proposal

2012-02-23 08:16:00

The board unanimously has rejected a proposal by the Three Rivers Charter School for Public Service.


City school board offers apology to Westinghouse community

2012-02-23 06:49:00

School board member Mark Brentley Sr. made the motion Wednesday and listed a lengthy series of failures in planning and execution.


McKeesport Area abandons school project

2012-02-23 06:40:00

In an unexpected move, the board voted 4-3 Wednesday to abandon construction of a third new elementary/intermediate school.


Contract approved for alternative program at Clayton Academy

2012-02-23 05:52:00

The city school board has approved a two-year contract for up to $2.8 million a year for an alternative education program at Clayton Academy


Pleasant Hills Middle School receives $70,000 worth of technology in competition

2012-02-23 05:31:00

Pleasant Hills Middle School has been selected as one of the top 12 finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow video competition and


Mt. Lebanon school board pondering use of fundraising consultant

2012-02-23 05:30:00

Some Mt. Lebanon school directors want more information about a proposed $41,000 study to determine if a large fundraising campaign


Chemistry elective too expensive, Peters students told

2012-02-23 05:29:00

Peters Township High School won't get an organic chemistry class anytime soon, despite pleas to the school board.


Education budget plan holds line on basic funding, eliminates block grants

2012-02-23 00:00:00

Gov. Corbett's proposed education budget doesn't include the drastic cuts that last year's plan produced, but it's still not good news for d


State-related universities decry proposed state subsidy cuts

2012-02-22 15:40:00

HARRISBURG -- Decrying the governor's proposed 30 percent cut to several of the state's largest universities as moving them toward becoming


Geneva College challenges U.S. birth control rule

2012-02-22 09:04:00

Geneva College, an evangelical school, has filed suit against the federal government.


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