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Digital Age reboots foreign language instruction in Western Pa. schools

By Adam Brandolph
Keystone Oaks Spanish teacher Michele Lowers remembers when technology in her high school classroom meant an overhead projector and film strips. Twenty-three years later, it ...

South Park middle school project will require student relocation

By Matthew Santoni
The South Park School District announced a $20.1 million renovation and expansion of the district’s middle school starting next summer, which temporarily will relocate the ...

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Pennsylvania’s teacher pension system scores D plus, National Council on Teacher Quality says

By Megan Harris
Young teachers just joining the Pennsylvania education system may not see much bang for their pension buck, according to a report issued Tuesday. Pennsylvania’s teacher pension system carries the third highest unfunded liability in the country, findings from the National Council ...

Burrell students embark on educational adventure

By Liz Hayes
Stewart Elementary School students on Tuesday narrowly escaped from an erupting volcano, survived a pandemic disease, and were submerged to the depths of the Atlantic ...

Propel Braddock Hills High School to install metal detectors, superintendent says

By Megan Harris 12:31 a.m.
Propel Braddock Hills High School will install metal detectors in the coming weeks “to support additional systems already in place,” Propel Schools Superintendent and CEO ...

Bober released as Wuerl school president to concentrate on building new St. Kilian church

By Tribune-Review
Bishop David Zubik has released the Rev. Charles Bober as president of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School so he can concentrate on the construction of a new St. Kilian’s Church for Adams and Cranberry townships, the Diocese of Pittsburgh ...

Penn Hills superintendent resigns

By Tribune-Review
The Penn Hills School Board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Thomas K. Washington on Monday night, according to a statement from spokeswoman Teresita K. Kolenchak. Washington came to the district in 2011, replacing acting Superintendent Stephen Vak. In his tenure, ...

2 guns found at Propel Braddock Hills; 2 students arrested

By Michael Hasch
Police arrested two students after finding two guns Monday afternoon at the Propel Braddock Hills charter school, prompting officers from more than a dozen communities ...

Mt. Lebanon High School to sell its planetarium equipment

By Matthew Santoni
The stars won’t come out again in Mt. Lebanon High School as the district plans to disassemble and sell its 42-year-old planetarium equipment. The planetarium is ...

Suburban Catholic schools grow in Western Pennsylvania

By Tony Raap
Enrollment at the region’s Catholic schools continues to dwindle, but there is growth in a handful of suburban areas, according to statistics from the Diocese ...

Classes increasingly blend in technology in Western Pa. schools

By Matthew Santoni
As homeroom ended Thursday morning, students in Shaler Area High School’s Academy program sat down for math lessons at their laptop computers, watching video lectures ...

Montour could consider naming school after graduate, actor Michael Keaton

By Tory N. Parrish
Michael Keaton paid homage to his old neighborhood in Robinson in his Golden Globes Award acceptance speech, so his old school district should return the ...

Leader of embattled Montour schools cites lack of checks and balances

By Tory N. Parrish
A lack of checks and balances led to some of the Montour School District’s problems, highlighted by the exit of its superintendent before a report that alleged he gave unauthorized perks to a special education director, the school board president ...

Wilkinsburg schools heighten security in wake of shooting

By Megan Guza
Wilkinsburg School District officials increased security Thursday, hours after a teenager was shot outside a boys high school basketball game. The 19-year-old man, who is not a Wilkinsburg student but who attended the game Wednesday, was shot about 8:45 p.m. near ...

Report disparages ex-Montour school superintendent

By Tory N. Parrish
A Montour School District report alleging that a special education director’s job perks included reduced duties in the district while she worked a job at Duquesne University helped usher its superintendent into early retirement, the district’s solicitor said Tuesday. Montour School ...

Wolf nominates 2 more to cabinet

By Melissa Daniels
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced two more additions to his cabinet Monday afternoon, rounding out the top spots in his administration that begins Tuesday. Wolf nominated Pedro Rivera, current superintendent at the School District of Lancaster, to head the Department of Education. ...

Hempfield Area to boost high school security

By Renatta Signorini
Security updates are in the works at Hempfield Area High School. Representatives from three area architectural firms are visiting the school during the next several days to assess the school’s entryway and make suggestions for possible improvements, said Wayne Wismar, business ...

Comment periods left intact at Southmoreland School Board meetings

By Paul Paterra
It appears citizens’ comments will remain at the end of the Southmoreland School Board’s monthly voting meeting. School directors voted, 6-2, Thursday in favor of a motion to post revisions for the district policy regarding public participation at board meetings. ...

Pa. posts school administrator, teacher salaries to website

By Tom Fontaine
Pennsylvania’s Department of Education added fiscal data Wednesday to its School Performance Profile website, including salaries for school administrators and teachers across the state. Most school ...

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