Education

Pittsburgh school board won't rescind contract with new superintendent

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board rejected a motion to rescind its contract with recently hired Superintendent Anthony Hamlet. The Florida educator has been embroiled in a ...

Retiring Pittsburgh schools leader's work 'isn't over yet'

Linda Lane clocked out for the last time Monday after more than five years as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools. Her contract officially expires ...

Funds for free summer lunches in Western Pa. 'being left on the table'

Jessica Eckert plans to take her four children to the Castle Shannon Library every weekday during their summer break. They play games, check out books ...

Pittsburgh school board drops 'duplicative' vetting proposal

Pittsburgh Public Schools has procedures for vetting the qualifications of candidates for top administrative posts, officials said, so the school board did not take up ...

Butler man, daughter find bond amid construction of Point Park University media center

For a couple of months it was almost as though Skylar Ruth, a sophomore at Point Park University, never left home. That's because her dad, Calvin ...

Pittsburgh Public Schools board approves policy to protect transgender students

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board enacted on Wednesday its first districtwide policy outlining the rights, protections and support systems each school must provide for transgender ...

Pa. education secretary visits Baldwin-Whitehall School District

The room erupted with high-fives and cheers as a group of middle school boys solved a math problem correctly, saving them from failing a mission ...

Superintendent supporters outnumber critics at Pittsburgh schools meeting

Supporters of Pittsburgh Public Schools' embattled incoming superintendent outnumbered his critics Monday and urged the Pittsburgh Public Schools board to stand by its pick despite ...

Pittsburgh Public Schools board authorizes inquiry of superintendent's resume

Pittsburgh Public Schools board members authorized an "independent inquiry" Monday into the new superintendent's resume because of concerns about plagiarism and the accuracy of school ...

Emergency meeting set as incoming Pittsburgh schools superintendent's future uncertain

The job of Pittsburgh's new school superintendent could be in jeopardy because of revelations that he plagiarized a line in his resume and in the ...

South Park picks South Allegheny administrator as new superintendent

The South Park School Board on Thursday selected Wayne Gdovic as the new superintendent, effective July 1. Gdovic, 46, has been superintendent of the South ...

New Pittsburgh schools leader caught plagiarizing

If Pittsburgh's new superintendent were a student, he could be facing a student-teacher conference and detention. And he hasn't even had his first day of school. Anthony ...

Hamlet prepared to defend claims on resume to Pittsburgh Public Schools

The newly hired chief of Pittsburgh Public Schools is scrambling to respond to allegations he "embellished" or misrepresented information on his resume. Anthony Hamlet, the former ...

Wilkinsburg HS students sentimental as century-old school closes doors

Kimberly Harris cried when the final bell of the school year rang at Wilkinsburg High School. She grabbed students and hugged them before they walked ...

Leechburg High School principal escorted from building

The principal and vice principal at Leechburg High School were placed on administrative leave Thursday pending an investigation into whether they failed to report allegations ...

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