Education

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 ...

Highlands teachers: No second strike

There will not be a second strike by Highlands School District teachers this year, according to a state teachers union official. Matt Edgell, of the Pennsylvania ...

Western Pa. schools craft policies to protect transgender students

Ira Weiss encourages his clients to be proactive when it comes to transgender students. His law firm represents 14 local school districts, and he is ...

Western Pennsylvania schools, communities fend off cuts to music programs

The bands play on in Western Pennsylvania public schools despite tighter budgets and lackluster state funding. School districts have taken cost-saving measures such as merging arts ...

Volunteer college students transform drab McKee Elementary in Jeannette

One day is all it took for 150 volunteers from nine colleges to transform Jeannette's McKee Elementary School. Once-drab walls all over the school now are ...

Highlands strike to end Tuesday

The Highlands School District teachers' strike will be shorter than expected. "The teachers are back in the classroom on Tuesday, April 19," said Matt Edgell of ...

Highlands teachers strike; more picketing set for Thursday

Highlands School District teachers weren't interested in avoiding a strike, the district's solicitor said Wednesday, the first day of teachers walking picket lines. A union representative, ...

Highlands teachers to strike Wednesday

Highlands School District teachers will be on strike Wednesday after last-minute talks Tuesday failed. Superintendent Michael Bjalobok confirmed close to 10 p.m. Tuesday that teachers would ...

Acting schools superintendent to become North Allegheny's top administrator

North Allegheny School District announced Tuesday that acting Superintendent Robert Scherrer will be hired as the district's top administrator. Scherrer was named acting superintendent of schools ...

Standardized-testing opponents predict increase in opt-outs

Debra Srogi's son has taken the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment test only once, and she vows he won't take it again. As a third-grader ...

Wilkinsburg students visit future home at Westinghouse

Wide-eyed and slightly nervous, Demar White on Friday walked alongside his fellow Wilkinsburg High School students up the front steps of Westinghouse Academy — the ...

Teachers decry Penn Hills changes, furloughs

Penn Hills School District officials are set to vote Tuesday on a plan to furlough at least 40 teachers as part of a programming change ...

School districts grapple with tough choices as Gov. Wolf threatens budget veto

Teachers in the East Allegheny School District will be getting their last paycheck this week, unless the district can secure more funding. Superintendent Donald Mac ...

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.