Education

Florida educator set to be next Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent

Closing the achievement gap and relying on data to make decisions will be among Florida educator Anthony Hamlet's top priorities when he becomes superintendent of ...

DePasquale: Penn Hills audit 'one of worst school audits I have ever seen'

Rampant fiscal mismanagement, bad business decisions and a gaping lack of oversight have thrust Penn Hills School District onto the edge of a "self-inflicted" financial ...

Brentwood teachers give union strike authorization

Brentwood teachers have given their union leadership the go-ahead to strike if negotiations for a new contract fail to move forward. A vote by ...

Burrell, teachers union agree to new 5-year contract

For a third consecutive time, Burrell School Board and the union representing district teachers approved a new deal ahead of the contract expiration deadline. The two ...

Shaler superintendent: No decision made about K-12 music program

Shaler Area School District officials have not decided the fate of the K-12 music program, Superintendent Sean Aiken said Wednesday, refuting what he called "misinformation and ...

White House: Schools must allow transgender students to choose bathroom

WASHINGTON — Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration ...

Proposed Baldwin-Whitehall budget requires staff cuts

Baldwin-Whitehall School Board members said they will continue to look for ways — other than proposed staff cuts ­— to balance the district's 2016-17 budget. School ...

Highlands to end school year on June 9

Highlands School District students will end the school year earlier than expected. According to an announcement on the district's website, the last day of school will ...

Negotiations stall; Brentwood teachers to consider strike

Members of the Brentwood Education Association will meet next week to determine if they should move ahead with a strike after negotiation talks have halted. ...

Millions more pledged to promoting education innovation

A foundation-backed education network of Western Pennsylvania schools, companies and nonprofits said Monday it is pumping $25 million into innovative learning projects across the region. The ...

Pittsburgh Public Schools to vote on policies for transgender students

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board plans to vote June 22 on a districtwide policy that would protect transgender students from discrimination. If it is ...

Three Allegheny County teachers named Pennsylvania Teacher of Year finalists

Three Allegheny County teachers are among a dozen finalists for the 2017 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year award. The local nominees are Patricia Cekella, a ...

North Allegheny, Ligonier Valley students earn $5,000 scholarships

Two area high school seniors learned Wednesday night they each will receive $5,000 scholarships for exceptional academic achievement. Grace Jin of North Allegheny Senior High School ...

Students overcome obstacles with robots in challenge at Freeport Area High

High school students participating in the Sea, Air and Land Challenge on Tuesday contended with dead batteries, robot arms that would not cooperate and inadequate ...

Architects outline 4 options, cost ranges for Plum school facilities

VEBH Architects on Wednesday night presented to Plum residents four options that may best use the school district's facilities. The gathering was the second town hall ...

Trib Total Media has built a searchable statewide database and interactive map that enables taxpayers easily to compare salaries in schools throughout Pennsylvania. The database uses public personnel data from the state Department of Education to create the first user-friendly tool of its kind for finding and comparing pay for Pennsylvania teachers and administrators.