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Grant funds lessons in etiquette, job interviewing for Ford City students

By Brad Pedersen
Ford City High School students brushed up on their manners and job interviewing skills last week during a luncheon with business people funded by a ...

Positives seen despite Valley Junior-Senior High School performance scores

By Tom Yerace
Despite having the lowest state profile scores among area schools, Valley Junior-Senior High School interim Principal Jon Banko said positives can be found. Banko, who is also assistant to the superintendent, discussed the recent state School Performance Profile scores before the ...

Armstrong students put Thanksgiving feasts on the table

By Brad Pedersen
Thanksgiving may have been more than a week away, but West Shamokin senior Scott Bish had his sights set on one thing as teacher Angela ...

Montour school board reinstates athletic director, equipment manager after months-long suspensions

By Rebecca Ferraro
As Thursday night’s Montour school district board meeting began, a member of the audience murmured, “This is going to be interesting.” It was. The board, confronted with angry residents, reinstated football coach Lou Cerro as the school’s athletic director and Tony Rippole ...

Program energizes students at Manor elementary school

By Brigid Beatty
If there were a way to capture the energy and enthusiasm produced by fourth-grade students during a science program at Lenape Elementary School Thursday, it ...

Western Pennsylvania school administrators attend summit at White House

By Megan Harris
Four area school administrators joined President Obama in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House on Wednesday. Avonworth Superintendent Thomas Ralston, South Fayette ...

Students learn risks of digital lives at middle school presentation in Hempfield

By Renatta Signorini
When the eyes of middle-schoolers get big, Philip Little knows he’s getting through to them. The education and outreach specialist with the state attorney general’s office ...

Students get personalized approach to jobs at Bethel Park

By Matthew Santoni
Bethel Park High School is trying a more personalized approach to help students choose a career that bypasses crowded career fair booths and brochures in ...

McKeesport middle school students get taste of crime-scene investigations

By Jennifer R. Vertullo
McKeesport Area eighth-graders are applying their classroom skills to the science of crime-scene investigation. Students in Founders’ Hall Middle School’s Academy in Math and Science program, ...

Upper St. Clair’s Goddard School set to open by summer

By Matthew Santoni
A new Goddard School in Upper St. Clair should be open by June — if weather allows the foundation slab to be poured by the end of this year, its owners said. Bob and Lori Santo, owners of the Goddard School ...

Home-schooled students from North Hills advance in robotics competition

By Chasity Capasso
A team of 27 home-schooled students from the North Hills will head to North Dakota to compete in the next round of a robotics competition ...

Teacher arrested after Homewood community meeting might settle with city

By Brian Bowling
A teacher has reached a proposed settlement with the city over his June 26, 2013, arrest outside a community meeting in Homewood, attorneys for the ...

Pa. teacher files labor relations complaint against union over political mailing

By Megan Harris
Pennsylvania teacher Mary Trometter grew accustomed to the near constant barrage of union-sponsored political ads leading up to the mid-term election, but when they used ...

Annual schools report shows academic achievement down locally, across state

By Megan Harris
An annual report on the state of Pittsburgh Public Schools showed academic achievement declined in the district and across the state. District watchdog group A+ Schools released its 10th “Report to the Community” early Monday, which highlights trends and progress at ...

Youngsters embrace technology that combines art, software in 3D printing

By Tory N. Parrish
Joey Bennett likes computers, much like any typical 13-year-old, but he does more than play games. He designs three-dimensional models — images of food, plants, space ...

Plan in works to speed up schools’ Internet service

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to add $1.5 billion every year to a crucial pool of money that educators rely on to purchase and provide high-speed Internet — a potentially huge shot in the arm for the program. Landline and ...

Challenge Program at Pittsburgh Milliones gives students incentive to succeed

By Megan Harris
Any opportunity that bridges the gap between earnest, hardworking kids and employment has a place at Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12, principal Derrick Hardy said. “For many of our students, college is the only outlet to change their current living and learning conditions,” ...

Allegheny County schools awarded $569,900 to hire school resource officers

By Megan Harris
The state will put $569,900 toward salaries for school resource officers in Allegheny County as part of a statewide $3.9 million grant program to fund the positions for at least two years. Schools will get as much as $60,000 for a ...

Former education leader gets probation for theft

By Brian Bowling
The former head of a regional public education agency stole $5,500 in taxpayer money and spent it on meals and entertainment because she was distraught ...

Penn Hills charter school seeks second location

By Kelsey Shea
Imagine Penn Hills Charter School took its first step toward expanding into a new school building next year. The board of the Penn Hills-based charter school Thursday night unanimously approved a motion to submit a letter of intent to rent ...

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